Today the nation’s capital will be talking about the Presidential Turkey Pardon (which two birds will be spared from the Thanksgiving table and sent to live the rest of their days at Mount Vernon?). But another story is also causing a buzz in D.C. In May 2014, the Washington Marriott Marquis will debut as the city’s largest hotel, offering a staggering 1,175 guest rooms and 100,000 feet of event space. With direct access to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the hotel sprawls across an entire city block, and is covered by a mammoth atrium skylight.
The $520 million hotel aims to be “the city’s next great social hub” with five retail and restaurant outlets including an upscale lounge and a sports bar with flat screen TVs. Marriott is also looking to offer an elegant solution for meeting planners arranging conventions in D.C. Rooms focus on guest comfort and convenience, with Marriott's Plug-in technology panel, high-speed Internet, and a LCD TV. Equipped with an outdoor terrace, the two Presidential Suites were inspired by the White House Rose Garden. The Washington Marriott Marquis is expected to be Silver LEED-certified.
Washington Marriott Marquis; 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20001; www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasco-washington-marriott-marquis