The Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC’s Largest Convention Hotel Completes Modern Renovations
June 26, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsWashington, DC – June 26, 2008 – The Marriott Wardman Park convention hotel has completed a comprehensive revitalization, a $100 million capital investment by its owners. With 195,000 square feet of flexible convention and exhibition space, the 1,316-room property is the largest convention hotel in Washington, DC and a premier destination for meetings and world class events. The modern look and feel to the guestrooms, meeting space, lobby, restaurant and bar offer the high-tech and high-style that frequent business and leisure travelers require. Situated at 2660 Woodley Road and Connecticut Avenue, NW in DC’s Woodley Park neighborhood, the Marriott hotel is owned by The JBG Companies and is managed by Marriott International.
The renovated Washington, DC Marriott’s guest rooms are now ultra-adaptable and come equipped with a 32-inch high-definition LG® plasma screen television and Marriott’s proprietary plug-in panel (www.plugintomarriott.com) that provides guests with multi-tasking abilities through versatile multimedia usage.
The guest rooms feature Marriott’s Revive® bedding with 300-thread-count, cotton-rich, white top and fitted bottom sheets, plusher mattresses, softer linens and more pillows. The style of the new room conveys timeless sophistication that is warm and inviting. Elegantly appointed bathrooms feature warm brown cherry millwork and ample granite countertops and spa-like showers.
The Marriott convention hotel’s 195,000 square feet of well appointed meeting and exhibition space in Washington, DC is comprised of a 95,000 square foot exhibit hall, the 30,000 square foot Marriott Ballroom, 49 flexible breakout rooms and two private executive boardrooms. In addition, the new Thurgood Marshall Ballroom offers 10,000 square feet of elegantly appointed and unobstructed pre-event and ballroom space required by high-end social business as well as the flexibility demanded by associations and corporations.
The hotel’s new signature restaurant in Woodley Park, Stone’s Throw, offers guests a refreshing take on the modern American steakhouse, and a seasonal menu that boasts the region’s finest ingredients. Also, guests of this hotel near the National Zoo can enjoy traditional pub fare at Harry’s Pub, start the day with a latte at our full service Starbucks®, or grab a sandwich at Woodley Café. The brand new energetic lobby bar and lounge features a 40-foot bar, flat screen televisions and ample seating options that encourages social business and is ideal for business travelers to unwind or hold impromptu meetings.
The Marriott Wardman Park hotel has a multitude of fitness options that allows guests to keep up their regimens while away from home. Guests can take a scenic run through the nearby Rock Creek Park, swim in the heated outdoor swimming pool or use the new 3,000 square foot fitness center with state-of the-art equipment, a new “Cardio Theater,” his and her saunas and steam rooms.
Built in 1918 and nestled on 16 beautifully landscaped acres the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Northwest Washington, DC is one of the city’s most prominent and historic hotels. The hotel is within walking distance of the National Zoo and close to the downtown central business district, tourist attractions and National Airport. The hotel also enjoys a convenient on-site Metro accessibility at the Woodley Park-Zoo stop on the Red line. For more information or to make reservations call (202) 328-2000, or visit www.wardmanparkmarriott.com.