Renaissance M Street Hotel & Corcoran Art Gallery Present Richard Avedon Exhibit Package in DC

September 10, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Washington, DC - September 10, 2008 — The Renaissance M Street Hotel in Washington, DC's West End, in partnership with the Corcoran Gallery of Art, presents the "Ultimate Picture of Washington" package. The "Ultimate Picture of Washington" offers business and leisure travelers access to Washington DC's exclusive Richard Avedon Photography exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art museum and Renaissance-style inspiration to capture the Nation's Capitol on camera during their luxury hotel stay. The "Ultimate Picture of Washington" package is available throughout the Avedon photography exhibit at the Corcoran: from September 13, 2008–January 25, 2009.

Richard Avedon (1923–2004), America's pre-eminent portraitist and fashion photographer, photographed the faces of politics throughout his career. As the country enters the next presidential election season, the Corcoran premieres a collection of 250 of Avedon's political portraits for the first time in the U.S. Juxtaposing images of elite government, media, and labor officials with counter-cultural activists and citizens caught in national debates, this Corcoran Gallery of Art exhibition will explore five-decades of politics and power by one of America's best-known artists.

Guests of Renaissance M Street Hotel in Washington DC who purchase the "Ultimate Picture of Washington" hotel special will receive a Renaissance Photographer's Walking Map of Washington DC, showcasing cultural and political hotspots for the ultimate remembrance of their stay. Washington DC locals can capture Avedon's spirit, as The Renaissance Photographer's Walking Map will be available to patrons of Renaissance M Street Hotel's M Bar, a contemporary lobby bar and lounge. Patrons of M Bar can enjoy tableside exhibition books showcasing a selection of Avedon's photographs.

With rates starting from $209*, the Washington DC hotel package includes:
- admission for two (2) to Richard Avedon exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Downtown Washington, DC*;
- Renaissance Photographer's Walking Map of Washington DC;
- an in-room welcome bag from Corcoran Gallery of Art;
- breakfast for two from M Bar at Renaissance M Street Hotel;
- *14 day advance purchase required.
- $389 weekdays; $209 Friday & $279 Saturday;
*Admission for two to Richard Avedon is valued at $28.

The Renaissance M Street Hotel/Corcoran partnership is one of the first in Renaissance Hotels and Resort's global initiative to promote the arts through local artists and galleries. Renaissance hotels have a long standing commitment to the arts community and feature a wide range of local, modern, classical and unique pieces of art in its hotels.

About the Renaissance M Street Hotel
Set your high on this downtown Washington DC hotel that offers a monumental stay. The Renaissance M Street Hotel is a West End Washington DC luxury hotel located in the energetic Georgetown and Dupont Circle neighborhoods, minutes from the Metro and legendary city sites. The trendy downtown DC hotel flaunts a cosmopolitan lobby bar, al fresco dining and illy coffee bar, conveying class and comfort, while 12,800 square feet of event space appeals to business travelers with state-of-the-art meeting facilities and entices brides-to-be as a great wedding location. Discover a new city favorite, the Renaissance M Street downtown Washington DC luxury hotel. For more information or to make a reservation, call (888) 803-1298, or visit