Click here to close now.




















Welcome!

News Feed Item

NW Washington, D.C. Hotels Want Travelers to Live #LikeALocal for the Weekend

From Where to Eat to What to See, Marriott Hotels Reveal D.C.'s Hottest Insider Destinations

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 08/19/14 -- Marriott Hotels want guests to experience Washington, D.C. #LikeALocal with their new Weekend #LikeALocal package. Whether visiting lush aquatic gardens, kayaking on the Potomac River or savoring a dish from the hottest neighborhood restaurant, visitors will find plenty of local treasures awaiting them in Washington, D.C. And now, thanks to the tips from associates at D.C.-area hotels, visitors can explore the city the same way as the dialed-in locals.

Available through September 7, 2014, the Weekend #LikeALocal package easily rates among the most exciting D.C. hotel deals available. It includes breakfast for two, free Wi-Fi, late check-out (when available) and a $20 Uber ride credit (for new users only).

Uber, which connects riders with local drivers through a special app, is a convenient way to explore the city, especially when guests stay at one of these participating downtown Washington, D.C. hotels:

  • Washington Marriott at Metro Center: Boasting 459 newly renovated guest rooms, this well-appointed property puts guests just steps away from the International Spy Museum, the Newseum and the new CityCenterDC.
  • Marriott Marquis Washington, DC: Travelers don't have to attend an event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to appreciate this connecting property's splendor. The 1,175-room hotel dazzles with dramatic contemporary styling, four restaurants and a location near museums, theaters, restaurants and more.
  • Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Every interesting D.C. destination is just around the corner from this impressive property. The colorful Adams Morgan neighborhood, Dupont Circle with its vibrant nightlife, the family-friendly National Zoo and even the natural beauty of Rock Creek Park are all nearby.
  • Washington Marriott Georgetown: Combining the charm of tree-lined streets with the glamour of a major metropolis, this 470-room property stands out among other hotels near Georgetown, D.C. by fusing together the best of residential and urban environments.

For those feeling lucky, Marriott Hotels and Uber are giving away a two-night stay in Washington, D.C. plus a $50 Uber credit through its WEEKEND #LikeALocal Sweepstakes. But whether travelers arrive as sweepstakes winners or excited tourists, everyone can check out Marriott associates' favorite spots to eat, drink, shop and work out!

SHOP #LikeALocal: Union Market
This new lifestyle culinary destination features D.C.'s top local artisans, such as Salt & Sundry, Rappahannock Oyster Co. and Red Apron Butchery.

LIVE #LikeALocal: Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens
Blooming with lotuses and water lilies during the summer, these gardens easily rank among the most beautiful in the region.

EAT #LikeALocal: Simply Banh Mi
This new kid on the block serves some of D.C.'s best Vietnamese food. It's the perfect place to grab a bite between sightseeing and shopping in Georgetown.

DRINK #LikeALocal: The Columbia Room at Passenger
The Columbia Room, tucked away in the hip bar, Passenger, was created by celebrated mixologist and owner, Derek Brown. Visitors can sip from the hand-crafted cocktail tasting menu or, for budding mixologists, reserve a spot at one of the cocktail classes.

WORK OUT #LikeALocal: Outdoors
Forget the gym. Take a power walk through Rock Creek Park to break a sweat while sightseeing. The park is adjacent to the National Mall, so runners can visit nearly every famous D.C. monument during their workout, including the Vietnam Veterans, Jefferson and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials.

Guests have their choice from 17 different properties in the area, including these conveniently located Washington, D.C. hotels near the Metro. Each hotel is in one of the District's vibrant neighborhoods and is uniquely tailored to fit a traveler's own style. Yet each property also provides the superior level of accommodations, service and amenities guests expect.

For a list of participating Marriott Hotels' information or reservations, please call 1-888-812-1132, or visit www.MarriottHotelsDCWeekendLikeALocal.com. Refer to promotional code #3MA. Rates are per room and exclude tax and gratuities. Offer valid Friday through Sunday. Terms and conditions apply.

About the Washington Marriott at Metro Center
Warm and contemporary, the Washington Marriott at Metro Center welcomes travelers to the heart of D.C. Visitors enjoy newly renovated guest rooms equipped with wired and wireless Internet access, luxury bedding and, from many rooms, stunning views of the city. The hotel's convenient location puts guests just steps away from a vibrant dining scene (not to mention landmarks, museums and the Metro), but the property's own Fire and Sage restaurant serves fresh and simple American fare that's as satisfying as anything else travelers will find out and about. With 12,395 square feet of function space, meetings, weddings and events can all acquire the special ambience that accompanies any stay at this distinctive District hotel. Call 1-877-885-7073 today to get more information.

About the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
Elegance resonates throughout the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, the newest of convention facilities destined to become a prime social hub in the capital city's prominent downtown. Situated among fine neighborhoods and popular attractions, the hotel features signature on-site dining with a menu prepared from fresh ingredients including herbs from the hotel's rooftop garden. Connected by an underground concourse to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and boasting plenty of space for all types of events, the hotel is an exciting venue for local and world-class business or social gatherings. Guests also enjoy privileges to an expansive, bi-level health club along with room service, luxury linens, custom designed guest rooms and unmatched attention to detail. To plan your next trip, call 1-877-293-7010 to make reservations.

About the Washington Marriott Wardman Park
With 195,000 square feet of event space, 95,000 square feet of exhibit space, 1,048 guest rooms and 104 suites, the Washington Marriott Wardman Park can easily accommodate business and leisure travelers who demand the best. (Indeed, the hotel counts U.S. presidents and dignitaries among its guests.) Not only does the property offer a range of amenities like four on-property restaurants, ADA-accessible guestrooms and a heated outdoor pool, but it's also beautifully situated on 16 acres of gardens near Adams Morgan, Rock Creek Park and the National Zoo. Guest rooms feel modern and well-appointed with high-speed Internet access, plush bedding and 32-inch, flat-screen cable televisions. Whether guests come for business and enjoy the expert conference services available, or they visit on holiday to take advantage of the hotel's proximity to all the sights, everyone will appreciate the superior service of this premier property. Call 1-888-873-1891 to make your reservation today.

About the Washington Marriott Georgetown
The Washington Marriott Georgetown welcomes travelers to the heart of D.C. and historic Georgetown with a welcoming atmosphere, attentive service and gracious accommodations that create a relaxed and productive hotel experience. Casual on-site dining includes tasty menus filled with American favorites and popular drinks, and the lodging's refreshing indoor pool and well-equipped fitness center offer added fun and relaxation. The Georgetown hotel's location near companies such World Bank, IBM, Hewlett Packard and others, along with its easy access to all the historic attractions, museums and national monuments D.C. has to offer, make it an ideal choice for business and family vacations alike. Call 1-888-270-9384 for additional information.

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2660668

CONTACT:
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
877-885-7073

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
In their session at 17th Cloud Expo, Hal Schwartz, CEO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), and Chuck Paolillo, CTO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), provide a study of cloud adoption trends and the power and flexibility of IBM Power and Pureflex cloud solutions. In his role as CEO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), Hal Schwartz provides leadership and direction for the company.
There are many considerations when moving applications from on-premise to cloud. It is critical to understand the benefits and also challenges of this migration. A successful migration will result in lower Total Cost of Ownership, yet offer the same or higher level of robustness. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Michael Meiner, an Engineering Director at Oracle, Corporation, analyzed a range of cloud offerings (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and discussed the benefits/challenges of migrating to each offe...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the "Second Containers & Microservices Expo" will take place November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities.
As organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. CommVault can ensure protection and E-Discovery of your data – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Partnerships at Com...
The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), which enables organizations to seamlessly run in a hybrid cloud model (public + private cloud), is here to stay. IDC estimates that the software-defined networking market will be valued at $3.7 billion by 2016. Security is a key component and benefit of the SDDC, and offers an opportunity to build security 'from the ground up' and weave it into the environment from day one. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin,...
Scrum Alliance has announced the release of its 2015 State of Scrum Report. Almost 5,000 individuals and companies worldwide participated in this year's survey. Most organizations in the market today are still leading and managing under an Industrial Age model. Not only is the speed of change growing exponentially, Agile and Scrum frameworks are showing companies how to draw on the full talents and capabilities of those doing the work in order to continue innovating for success.
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a software development company, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software development company with representative offices in Atlanta (US), Sheffield (UK) and Würzburg (Germany); and development centers in Ukraine. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business managers to a full-scale mobi...
Between the compelling mockups and specs produced by your analysts and designers, and the resulting application built by your developers, there is a gulf where projects fail, costs spiral out of control, and applications fall short of requirements. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, Charles Kendrick, CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, presented a new approach where business and development users collaborate – each using tools appropriate to their goals and expertise – to build mocku...
Container technology is sending shock waves through the world of cloud computing. Heralded as the 'next big thing,' containers provide software owners a consistent way to package their software and dependencies while infrastructure operators benefit from a standard way to deploy and run them. Containers present new challenges for tracking usage due to their dynamic nature. They can also be deployed to bare metal, virtual machines and various cloud platforms. How do software owners track the usag...
SYS-CON Events announced today that VividCortex, the monitoring solution for the modern data system, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The database is the heart of most applications, but it’s also the part that’s hardest to scale, monitor, and optimize even as it’s growing 50% year over year. VividCortex is the first unified suite of database monitoring tools specifically desi...
Graylog, Inc., has added the capability to collect, centralize and analyze application container logs from within Docker. The Graylog logging driver for Docker addresses the challenges of extracting intelligence from within Docker containers, where most workloads are dynamic and log data is not persisted or stored. Using Graylog, DevOps and IT Ops teams can pinpoint the root cause of problems to deliver new applications faster and minimize downtime.
As Marc Andreessen says software is eating the world. Everything is rapidly moving toward being software-defined – from our phones and cars through our washing machines to the datacenter. However, there are larger challenges when implementing software defined on a larger scale - when building software defined infrastructure. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Boyan Ivanov, CEO of StorPool, provided some practical insights on what, how and why when implementing "software-defined" in the datacent...
Learn how you can use the CoSN SEND II Decision Tree for Education Technology to make sure that your K–12 technology initiatives create a more engaging learning experience that empowers students, teachers, and administrators alike.
Mobile, social, Big Data, and cloud have fundamentally changed the way we live. “Anytime, anywhere” access to data and information is no longer a luxury; it’s a requirement, in both our personal and professional lives. For IT organizations, this means pressure has never been greater to deliver meaningful services to the business and customers.
In a recent research, analyst firm IDC found that the average cost of a critical application failure is $500,000 to $1 million per hour and the average total cost of unplanned application downtime is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion per year for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to the findings on the cost of the downtime, the research also highlighted best practices for development, testing, application support, infrastructure, and operations teams.