Hello! Washington, D.C. Destination Management

Washington, D.C. is a unique mix of being a working federal city, an international metropolis, a picturesque tourist destination, a treasury of history, and a cosmopolitan playground with a neighborly small-town ambience. 

D.C. is business in the front, party in the back! Packed with incredible venues and amazing restaurants, there are a ton of creative activities to keep your guests entertained. Several of the nation’s most treasured museums await—whether it’s to dig for dinosaur bones at the National History Museum, or raise your eyes toward the sky at the National Air & Space Museum. You can Segway your way around the National Mall, indulge in authentically American cuisine, and try some pretty unique concoctions at local cocktail bars.  

Beyond the Hill, nestled on the picturesque Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis is home to the United States Naval Academy and rich in maritime history. Baltimore certainly lives up to its reputation as the historical gem of the Mid-Atlantic region with its thriving business district, urban waterfront park, famous museums, vibrant Inner Harbor, and world-famous crabs.

Need someone to curate an itinerary with a blend of history, culture, and adventure? Just say Hello!.

  • images/destinations/icon/arizona Created with Sketch. Annapolis
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There are over 100 neighborhoods within 70 square miles of D.C. From charming to hipster to cosmopolitan, we can navigate through the politics and create the perfect event for you.


With the most visited monuments in America, dozens of manicured gardens, and the National Zoo…we can take on the monumental task of entertaining your guests.


D.C. is famed for its art galleries, museums, superb performance venues and theaters, the Kennedy Center, and the National and Warner Theaters, just to name a few.


Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Downtown Washington, D.C. is just 4 miles from (DCA)

Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Capitol Hill is a 35-minute drive from (IAD)

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
Downtown Baltimore is just 9 miles north of (BWI)
Washington, D.C. is located 32 miles southwest of (BWI)
Annapolis is a 40-minute drive from (BWI)

Melanie Patalano
General Manager
Hello! Washington, D.C.
Hello! Washington, D.C.
Destination Management
510 King St
Suite 410
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone:  202.659.6700
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Melanie graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Hospitality Management. She started her career marketing the intangible experience in Orlando which then brought her to Hello! Florida where she spent 11 years moving up through the roles of Program Designer, Account Manager and Account Executive. With a profound understanding of the roles and the inspiration of the company’s core values, Melanie took the train north (literally) and relocated to Hello! Washington, D.C.! Part of Melanie’s life mission is to serve as an innovative leader with genuine integrity and to inspire others to find purpose and potential through their passion and she looks forward to creating extraordinary events with the team in the historical city where it all started. Melanie enjoys traveling and has been to all 50 United states and over 20 countries! She loves the quote from Dolly Parton, “Don't get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”.



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Global Medical Device Company
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