Hotel Booking

The Gala Week room block group rate at the Marriott Marquis will be available through September 9, 2024, or while inventory lasts.

Gala - Hotel Booking & Additional Details:

Marriott Marquis
901 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001 


We appreciate your interest in hotel accommodations for ELC’s Gala Week (Oct. 1-2, 2024) and The ELC Recognition Gala (Oct. 3, 2024). After confirming availability with the Marriott Marquis, we regret to inform you that they are presently fully booked and unable to fulfill your company’s request.

We are actively collaborating with our partners at the Marriott Marquis to continuously monitor their room availability. Although we have made efforts to accommodate your request, the hotel is at capacity.

In the meantime, we’ve provided alternative accommodation options for your consideration. Please be aware that The ELC has not secured a group booking with any of these overflow properties, so room rates will be based on each property’s best available rate at the time of booking.

Please consider one of the alternative hotel properties for Gala Week:


As The ELC does not have a group block with any of the overflow properties, we encourage Gala Week participants to book room(s) soon.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.
If you have questions or require assistance, please contact us:

Overflow Hotels

926 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20001

0.1 mi (walking)

0.1 mi (driving)

950 New York Ave NW Washington, DC 20001

0.2 mi (walking)

0.3 mi (driving)

900 10th Street NW Washington, DC 20001

0.2 mi (walking)

0.4 mi (driving)

999 9th Street NW Washington, DC 20001

0.2 mi (walking)

0.3 mi (driving)

The ELC does not have a group block with any of the overflow properties. Room rates will be based on the property’s best available rate at the time of booking. Properties are listed by distance from our host hotel, Marriott Marquis Washington.

programs & events

This year, ELC Gala Week programs and events will impact over 3,000 members, students and esteemed guests at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC.

October 3, 2024

ELC Recognition Gala

The ELC Recognition Gala is The ELC’s most important fundraising event, supporting our scholarships, educational outreach and philanthropic initiatives and recognizing our mission, purpose and impact in action.

Honors Symposium 

October 1-4, 2024

Mid-Level Managers’ Symposium (MLMS)

October 2-3, 2024

ELC Member Closing Brunch 

October 4, 2024

ELC Gala Networking Lounge at the Dignitary

October 3, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

Gala tables are currently sold out, and the waiting list is closed due to high demand. If the waiting list reopens, tables will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Note that submitting a waitlist request does not guarantee access.

You can select your pre-paid Gala table(s) starting on February 15. Access to the selection platform will be granted to companies that have submitted full payment. If you make your payment after February 15, you will receive access within five (5) business days after we verify your payment submission.

Individual tickets are sold out and no longer available.

We’ve adopted a paperless ticket system. Companies will invite their table guests to register via the Gala Table Portal.

Once guests register, guests will receive an email with an electronic ticket and QR code.

Allow sufficient time for entry on the day of the event. All guests must show their electronic QR code for admission.

No, ensure your guests are properly registered on our Gala platform, including full name, email, and guest profile.

Guests attending ELC’s Recognition Gala are seated at tables of 10 guests per table; additional seats cannot be added.

Black-tie attire is required for ELC’s Recognition Gala.

No, each program requires a separate registration for attendees participating throughout the week.

Private event space is subject to availability and requires a contract with the host hotel by August 1.

Availability is limited; contact to request private event space for your company.

  • Pre-Gala Networking Reception: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Recognition Gala: 6:00 – 9:15 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
  • Gala Networking Lounge*: 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Post-Gala Networking Reception: 9:30 p.m. – Midnight *Gala Networking Lounge requires a separate ticket purchase and does not include access to Recognition Gala

Yes, a limited number of individual tickets will be available for purchase to the Post-Gala Networking Reception at a cost of $500/ticket. Proof of purchase is required for entry and access to the Post-Gala Networking Reception. Tickets will be available closer to the event date.

The Gala Networking Lounge tickets are separate and do not grant access to the Recognition Gala dinner. Gala Networking Lounge guests will have access to ELC’s Post-Gala Networking Reception, affectionally known as the “afterparty”. This elevated reception featuring tantalizing heavy hors d’oeuvres, premium spirits, captivating music, and a sneak peek into the electrifying atmosphere of the Recognition Gala. For ticket purchases or more details, reach out to us at

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