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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.

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