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It’s time for a hotel site tour. I’m with a group of twelve or so and we are first shown the Hotel Borg - a timeless and multi-chandelier’d Art Deco-craftedmaster- work affixed centrally within the city. The Borg features 56 rooms of varying sizes. All are opulent without having overstatement. We peer into the hotel’s famed Golden Room, which has been Reykjavik’s wedding reception haven for countless brides through generations, past and present.


Just a couple doors down, the Apotek Hotel is a lovely boutique property with elegant rooms and a sterling reputation for bestowing personalized service. Its rustic, wood oven-fired restaurant is called Apotek, where wooden shelves are lined with old, thick glass apothecary bottles left- over from the time this popular venue was once a working pharmacy.


A couple blocks north, the Center Hotel is the city’s cool kitty of a boutique hotel; fifty-two dark and moody rooms, a refresh- ing indigo-blue tiled spa,a coolly-aesthetic New Nordic restaurant and bar, all make a modernized impression not far from the location where the first Nordic settlers arrived in 874 A.D.


Our final stop is the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica. This multi-purpose property, with its impressive ballrooms, state-of-the-art spa, view-inducing guest rooms, and its seasonally-inspired restaurant called Vox, combines Nordic aesthetics with business- minded modernity.


The next morning I’m down at seven, just when the hotel’s Grand Restaurant is open- ing its doors to a bountiful (and included!) breakfast buffet. Afterward, we motor bus one quick kilometer to the Laugardalshol Sports Hall - a vast arena that can hold up to 5,000 attendees. Our 800 or so trade show attendees spread out nicely.


I’m conversing with one of Icelandair’s regional marketing executives, Kristen Strangfeld,who leads me to a waiting taxi, which will take me to a special destination that’s privy only to one other journalist besides me: Tru Flight Training.


Inside this otherwise non-descript ware- house resides a $15 million exact down-to-


It’s an open & shut case


Georgetown Suites is the fun place for business travelers to stay!


 Located near DC business districts


 Data ports and two-line speaker phones in fully equipped, comfortable suites


 Great meeting spaces  Free parking and continental breakfast


Georgetown Suites the fun place to stay in DC


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