Although an economic slowdown and construction credit crunch has postponed hotel and facility projects all over the country, the Mid-Atlantic area, with just a few exceptions, is booming with new projects for the meetings market. In D.C., the long-awaited Newseum opened this April on Pennsylvania Avenue. Almost before people recovered their equilibrium from that opening, the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center opened at the end of April just upriver in Prince George's County, ...

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