Excipient World event venue and hotel & travel information

Excipient World Venue

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Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

Excipient World is the largest gathering of excipient users and suppliers in North America. The 2019 Excipient World Conference and Expo will be held at the beautiful Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, a Marriott property.

The event venue is conveniently located just outside of Washington, DC at National Harbor in Maryland.

Hotel Accommodations

Conference negotiated room rates at the Gaylord are no longer available. If you want to stay at the Gaylord, you must book directly with the hotel or through a hotel booking site.

Below are other hotel options at National Harbor and nearby at Navy Yard in DC and Alexandria, VA. We recommend using a hotel booking site to find all options in these areas and check back often for availability.

  • Hampton Inn & Suites National Harbor
  • Wyndham Vacation Resorts at National Harbor
  • AC Hotel by Marriott National Harbor
  • The Westin Washington National Harbor
  • Residence Inn by Marriott National Harbor
  • MGM National Harbor
  • Courtyard by Marriott Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard, DC
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Washington D.C./Navy Yard Area
  • Hilton Garden Inn Alexandria Old Town, Alexandria, VA
  • The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection, Alexandria, VA
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Alexandria Old Town, Alexandria, VA

About National Harbor

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The Capital Wheel

National Harbor is a 350-acre resort destination along the shimmering Potomac River that includes the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Tanger Outlets, tree-lined promenades with more than 160 enticing shops and 40 delicious restaurants, a marina, and The Capital Wheel – a 180-foot observation wheel featuring panoramic views of the nation’s capital.

MGM Resorts International opened a $1.4 billion integrated casino resort complex on 23 acres overlooking the Potomac River at National Harbor. The MGM National Harbor boasts 125,000 sq. feet of gaming, 18,000 sq. feet of high-end retail, 12 restaurants from renowned local and national chefs, and a 3,000-foot promenade.

The National Harbor Circulator makes it easy to get to all the area’s hot spots, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Hotel & Travel to Excipient World

Excipient World will kick-off with pre-conference workshops on Monday, May 6, 2019, and continue with two full days of conference sessions, exhibits and networking events beginning on Monday evening, May 6, 2019 with a welcome reception through Wednesday, May 8, 2019. See the Excipient World schedule for further details.

Discounted parking at the event venue

On-site private vehicle parking is available at the Gaylord National Resort’s garage. Enter the parking garage on Waterfront St., adjacent to National Harbor Blvd.

The Gaylord is offering a 10% discount on the self-parking rate for all Excipient World participants. (The current daily self-parking rate is $30).
Accessible parking is available in the Fleet, Mariner, and St. George garages. Parking questions? Call 301-965-4000.



With three major airports serving the DC area, including Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport in VA and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in Baltimore, MD, participants can easily get to Gaylord National Resort in an hour or less from any airport.


Amtrak is a very convenient way to get to Excipient World with easy access from Union Station in DC or Baltimore and New Carrolton stations in MD. Take the Northeast Regional line from Boston to DC, the Carolinian / Piedmont line from Raleigh and Charlotte or the Silver Service / Palmetto line from points in South Carolina and Florida to DC. Book early to get the best rates!


National Harbor is directly accessible via the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, the Capital Beltway, I-95, I-495 and I-295—with interchange and multi-lane fly-off ramps exiting exclusively into the community from Maryland, Virginia and D.C. See map below for driving directions.