The Verizon Center (MCI Center)
Welcome to the Phone Booth
Built at the end of 1997 in the Chinatown District of Washington D.C. and initially named for its original sponsor MCI, the Verizon Center has been the hot spot for sports, music, and entertainment for almost two decades. The locals have dubbed it the Phone Booth, due to its financial backing from telecommunication companies, and it is the place to catch the best of the best while you’re staying in the nation’s capital. With so many top quality hotels near the Verizon Center (MCI Center), you can take worry out of where to stay and focus all your attention on what, and how many, shows and event you want to take in.
Choose from the Fairfield Inn & Suites Washington, the Hotel Monaco, or the Courtyard Washington, all within a mile of the Verizon Center. If you need more options, try the Hampton Inn, Renaissance Washington, or the Grand Hyatt, each also walking distance away. With that kind of selection, there isn’t any reason to put your trip off any longer.
A History of Excellence
In case you are still unsure whether or not the Verizon Center is exactly where you want to spend your time and money when you travel to Washington D.C., take a look at the amazing list of past events that were hosted there. Start with the fact that it is the home of the NBA Washington Wizards, the NHL Washington Capitals, and the WNBA Washington Mystics, which means that you can always catch one of their games during seasons. Mike Tyson fought his last fight in the Center, and it has hosted multiple WWE fights. That should be more than enough for any sport nut, but in case you prefer music, the Verizon Center has hosted the Three Tenors, the Jonas Brothers with the First Lady in attendance, Pink, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Taylor Swift.
Cher, Katy Perry, New Edition, Arcade Fire, and Rod Stewart have also performed in this center. Add to that the various events that are hosted in the Center, like Marvel Universe Live, and you’ve got plenty of reasons to book hotels near the Verizon Center (MCI Center).
A Giant Among Giants
While the Verizon Center is, in itself, a reason to make the trip to D.C., it’s also a great location among great locations. Located off F Street, it’s right across the street from Smithsonian American Art Museum, the International Spy Museum, and the Shakespeare Theater Company and that means that, when you choose one of the hotels nearby the Verizon Center (MCI Center), you will be too. And if that isn’t enough for you to keep busy while you’re waiting for your game or concert to start, range out a little bit farther and take in all the classic D.C. landmarks. The White House, the National Air and Space Museum, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Kennedy Center are all less than three miles away. Make your next event in D.C. the main event by seeking hotels at the Verizon Center (MCI Center).