JW Marriott Hotel Washington DC Helps to Preserve History with Smithsonian Summer Vacation Package

July 22, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Washington, DC — July 22, 2009 No visit to Washington, DC would be complete without seeing the Star-Spangled Banner at the recently renovated Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. This summer, the JW Marriott Hotel Washington, DC, is embracing our American heritage and helping preserve an American icon by offering the Escape! Star-Spangled Banner package. When guests book this Washington, DC summer travel package at the JW Marriott Hotel Washington, DC, minutes away from the Smithsonian museums, 5% of the room revenue will be donated toward the preservation of the Star-Spangled Banner. In addition, guests will receive luxurious accommodations with Pennsylvania Avenue views, a complimentary American breakfast for two and a keepsake book, entitled "The Star-Spangled Banner," providing a history of the original flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to pen our national anthem.

With rates starting at $199, now through September 7, 2009, the Escape! Star Spangled Banner hotel package is available Thursday through Sunday and includes:

- 5% donation to the National American History Museum's Star Spangled Fund
- Keepsake book "The Star-Spangled Banner: The Making of an American Icon."
- American Breakfast for two daily
- Upgrade to Pennsylvania Avenue view deluxe room.

Rates for this Smithsonian vacation package are per room, per night based on availability and exclude tax and gratuities. Terms and conditions apply. For more information or reservations, please call (800) 834-6418 or visit JW Marriott Hotel Washington, DC. Refer to promotional code YX1 when booking this hotel special.

About the National Museum of American History
The National Museum of American History recently completed a two-year, $85 million renovation of the building's center core, completely transforming the museum's architectural appeal while reorganizing and renewing the presentation of its extensive collections. The museum is responsible for the collection, care and preservation of more than 3 million objects, representing the nation's heritage in the areas of science, technology, sociology and culture. At the heart of the museum, the Star-Spangled Banner is featured in a state-of-the-art gallery. For more information about the museum, please visit http://americanhistory.si.edu.

About JW Marriott Hotel Washington, DC
The JW Marriott Hotel Washington, DC, the first JW Marriott branded hotel, is a Pennsylvania Avenue hotel within walking distance of the White House, National Mall, Smithsonian, and many other national landmarks, as well as a myriad of shopping and dining experiences. One of the country's premiere meeting destinations, the hotel recently completed a $40 million renovation and features over 37,000 square feet of meeting space, including the 14,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, and 22 additional meeting rooms. The JW Marriott Hotel Washington, DC opened in 1984 as a tribute to J. Willard Marriott, the founder of Marriott Corporation, predecessor to Marriott International. Today, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts is a global brand with 43 hotels and resorts located in 20 countries.