Washington Marriott at Metro Center Hotel, Downtown Washington DC Undergoes Renovation and Redesign

December 02, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Washington, D.C. – December 02, 2009 – The Washington Marriott at Metro Center hotel celebrated its 15 year anniversary with the completion of an $11 million renovation. Situated in the center of downtown Washington, DC near the Metro Center station, the 459 room hotel recently unveiled the new look and feel of its lobby, meeting space, restaurant and concierge lounge.

"We are virtually a new hotel; the property has been re-invented with a contemporary look and feel that is both warm and inviting." said Meg Bobinski, general manager. "We look forward to welcoming our loyal guests as well as new ones to our redesigned hotel and continue to provide Marriott's legendary service to travelers from across the globe."

An ideal Washington, DC Convention Center hotel, the Washington Marriott at Metro Center hotel's renovated meeting space is ideal for business and social occasions, offering a total of 15,379 square feet of updated meeting space–with the 6,447 square-foot Grand Ballroom and 15 flexible breakout rooms. The new Junior Ballroom on the second floor has windows overlooking 12th Street, and has over 3,000 square feet of meeting space and 2,000 square feet of pre-function space. Technological capabilities of this renovated Washington, DC business hotel include high-speed Wi-Fi access in all meeting rooms and a state-of-the-art audio visual system. A 24-hour business center is also available to meet guests' needs.

All guest-rooms come equipped with a 32-inch high-definition LG® plasma screen television and Marriott's plug-in panel that provides customers with multi-tasking abilities through versatile multimedia usage. Two new self-serve kiosks have been added to the lobby to allow business and leisure travelers to check-in, check-out and print boarding passes with ease.

With Wi-Fi through out the lobby, guests of this redesigned Washington, DC hotel can upload and work on their personal laptops or relax in front flat screen high-def television. Available Monday through Friday, Marriott Rewards® members have access to the new concierge lounge overlooking the hotel's courtyard.

Fire & Sage, the hotel's new casual restaurant with an all-day-dining menu, features American specialties with chef Aaron Tootill's innovative twists. The restaurant's wine menu features a mix of California, European and other world selections, both big-label and boutique. Regional microbrew beers complete the restaurant's selection of American and international draught and bottled beers. The hotel also features a new Starbucks® with signature coffee drinks and pastries.

The Washington Marriott at Metro Center hotel participates in Marriott's Green Meetings program, offering eco-friendly green meeting products that enable groups of all sizes to save water and energy, reduce waste and recycle during their stays. Energy efficient lighting is used throughout the hotel and recycling bins are offered during meetings at the groups' request. In addition, the hotel uses green products such as pens and notepads made from recycled material, linen-less tables and filtered water in glass pitchers, in lieu of plastic water bottles.

Washington Marriott at Metro Center hotel is situated in the heart of downtown DC, providing easy access to everything in Washington, DC. Within blocks of the Verizon Center and the Washington Convention Center and adjacent to Metro Center with the Red, Orange and Blue Lines, guests are never far from any of the city's attractions and businesses. For reservations or information, call 202.737.2200 or visit www.MarriottMetroCenter.com.