News Feed Item
New DC Conference Hotel, Opening May 1, Reveals Diverse Dining Options
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Offers 5 Venues, From Casual Dining to an Upscale Lounge
|By Marketwired .
|February 28, 2014 12:23 PM EST
WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 02/28/14 -- When the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC opens on May 1st, it will be the District's largest hotel, so when it came to establishing its dining options, there was only one way to go -- big.
The hotel in downtown Washington, DC will house five Americana-inspired dining experiences on its ground floor, creating a social hub in the vibrant Shaw neighborhood that is sure to become a favorite among hotel guests, DC tourists and locals.
The culinary vision at this hotel near the Washington, DC Convention Center will be overseen by Executive Chef Matthew Morrison, a DC native who was most recently executive chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, Virginia. Morrison will be responsible for all five of the hotel's dining venues, which include two restaurants and three bars/lounges.
While the specialty restaurant has yet to be revealed, the Washington, DC city center hotel is excited to share details on the other four establishments, all of which will feature fresh, seasonal menus sourced from both local and Mid-Atlantic purveyors as well as the hotel's on-site rooftop garden.
A modern take on an old-school diner, Anthem will offer a bright, welcoming experience that nods to the original 1927 Marriott Hot Shoppes (from the Mighty Mo burger to the nine-seat, throwback coffee shop countertop). The menu will feature comfort food as well as options for kids and the health-conscious, and the space will include two private dining rooms, communal tables and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The new Penn Quarter hotel will also house three bars, each with a unique setting and experience. At the upscale Dignitary lounge, dark woods, a red-brick bar, antique cash register, red-leather club chairs, fireplace and polished-tin ceilings will create a rich, speakeasy vibe. Here, visitors will enjoy handcrafted, farm-to-fork cocktails and selections from a small plates menu, as well as fresh juice cocktails and craft beers on the outdoor patio.
At High Velocity, the sports bar gets a high-tech twist with 36 large flat-screen TVs, smartphone charging stations, Wi-Fi and tickertape screens with the latest sports scores. A central bar will offer a 48-brew tap highlighting several DC-area breweries, and the menu of high-concept bar food will feature sampler plates and beer-infused dishes. With communal dining and a view overlooking the convention center, High Velocity will be a popular choice for business travelers and convention-goers.
At the heart of the hotel, The Lobby Bar will offer a relaxed space for a quick bite or coffee with tapas and cocktails also on the menu. The atrium space will feature lots of natural light and the 56-foot sculpture, The Birth of the American Flag. Designed by sculptor Rodney Carroll, it is the largest piece of art in any Marriott hotel and reaches to the 5th floor of the 15-floor hotel.
Slated to be the neighborhood's culinary crown jewel, Marriott Marquis joins the already-transforming downtown dining and nightlife scene. For details, visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasco-marriott-marquis-washington-dc/.
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC is scheduled to open May 1, 2014 with 1,175 rooms, which includes 49 suites, and more than 105,000 square feet of function space, including a 30,000-square-foot Marquis Ballroom with 22-foot ceilings and two junior ballrooms. Marriott Marquis Washington, DC will be conveniently located next door to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and connected via an underground concourse. Set to be the epicenter of downtown, the hotel will transform this neighborhood and introduce a new, exciting venue for social gatherings, business travelers and meetings and conventions. The property will also serve as a brand-new social hub for local residents with a grand atrium lobby, a state-of-the-art bi-level fitness center and five separate retail and restaurant spaces. The design will be innovative, incorporating the site's original historic Samuel Gompers AFL-CIO headquarters, known as the "Plumbers Building" and is designed to earn LEED® Silver accreditations (one of the largest hotels in the country to earn this eco-friendly distinction). For more information on the Marriott Marquis Washington DC, please visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasco-marriott-marquis-washington-dc/.
About Marriott Hotels
With 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 60 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest's stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom Lobby, Future of Meetings and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.MarriottHotels.com. To join the ongoing Marriott conversation, like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/Marriott) and follow us on Twitter (Twitter.com/Marriott, @Marriott).
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2531681
Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo® and DevOps Summit 2015 Silicon Valley, which will take place November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Alert Logic provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid IT infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for cust...
Jul. 6, 2015 05:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,223
17th Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises ar...
Jul. 6, 2015 05:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,470
While DevOps most critically and famously fosters collaboration, communication, and integration through cultural change, culture is more of an output than an input. In order to actively drive cultural evolution, organizations must make substantial organizational and process changes, and adopt new technologies, to encourage a DevOps culture.
Moderated by Andi Mann, panelists discussed how to balance these three pillars of DevOps, where to focus attention (and resources), where organizations migh...
Jul. 6, 2015 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,431
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and Containers together help companies to achieve their business goals faster and more effectively.
In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of...
Jul. 6, 2015 02:45 AM EDT Reads: 2,751
The 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 17th International Cloud Expo - to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - announces that its Call for Papers is open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than
Jul. 5, 2015 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,617
Agile, which started in the development organization, has gradually expanded into other areas downstream - namely IT and Operations. Teams – then teams of teams – have streamlined processes, improved feedback loops and driven a much faster pace into IT departments which have had profound effects on the entire organization.
In his session at DevOps Summit, Anders Wallgren, Chief Technology Officer of Electric Cloud, will discuss how DevOps and Continuous Delivery have emerged to help connect dev...
Jul. 5, 2015 07:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,867
The 17th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. 17th International Cloud Expo, to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Microservices, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC to one location.
With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding bu...
Jul. 5, 2015 06:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,458
SYS-CON Events announced today that Harbinger Systems will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Harbinger Systems is a global company providing software technology services. Since 1990, Harbinger has developed a strong customer base worldwide. Its customers include software product companies ranging from hi-tech start-ups in Silicon Valley to leading product companies in the US a...
Jul. 5, 2015 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,228
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy.
How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Red Hat's Chief Arch...
Jul. 5, 2015 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,645
The 5th International DevOps Summit, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo – being held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the ...
Jul. 5, 2015 05:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,490
SYS-CON Events announced today that Secure Infrastructure & Services will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS) is a managed services provider of cloud computing solutions for the IBM Power Systems market. The company helps mid-market firms built on IBM hardware platforms to deploy new levels of reliable and cost-effective computing and hig...
Jul. 5, 2015 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,678
DevOps Summit, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development...
Jul. 5, 2015 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,624
To many people, IoT is a buzzword whose value is not understood. Many people think IoT is all about wearables and home automation.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, discussed some incredible game-changing use cases and how they are transforming industries like agriculture, manufacturing, health care, and smart cities. He will discuss cool technologies like smart dust, robotics, smart labels, and much more. Prepare...
Jul. 5, 2015 04:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,672
SYS-CON Events announced today that ProfitBricks, the provider of painless cloud infrastructure, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
ProfitBricks is the IaaS provider that offers a painless cloud experience for all IT users, with no learning curve. ProfitBricks boasts flexible cloud servers and networking, an integrated Data Center Designer tool for visual control over the...
Jul. 5, 2015 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 2,051
The cloud has transformed how we think about software quality. Instead of preventing failures, we must focus on automatic recovery from failure. In other words, resilience trumps traditional quality measures.
Continuous delivery models further squeeze traditional notions of quality. Remember the venerable project management Iron Triangle? Among time, scope, and cost, you can only fix two or quality will suffer.
Only in today's DevOps world, continuous testing, integration, and deployment upend...
Jul. 5, 2015 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,549