Washington, DC's first-ever Marriott hotel -- the Washington Marriott Georgetown, which opened in 1981 in the city's West End neighborhood -- is now, in a sense, its newest. That's because the hotel has just completed a $28 million renovation and redesign, Marriott Hotels announced this week.
"Our hotel now truly exemplifies today's ideal hospitality experience," said general manager Kori Johnson. "In addition to our reinvented space, we offer a great destination as one of the most historic properties in the West End neighborhood. We're proud to be a part of the neighborhood's renaissance, contributing to the area's growth and cementing our place as a destination for visitors and locals."
The renovated 470-room Washington Marriott Georgetown includes a new M Club Lounge for Marriott Rewards Gold and Platinum Elite members; a new restaurant specializing in global flavors; a new fitness center featuring state-of-the-art equipment and digital fitness classes with more than 600 on-demand workouts; and a new "greatroom" for social gathering during the day and evening.
For meeting planners, however, the renovation's highlight is the transformation of its meeting spaces: The hotel has transformed its existing 18 meeting rooms and added three new ones, including a 4,800-square-foot ballroom that brings the property's total meeting space to 22,000 square feet.
"We want our guests to experience forward-thinking, aesthetically pleasing spaces that help foster their inventive nature," said Matthew Carroll, vice president, Marriott Hotels. "Marriott Hotels has consistently pushed the boundaries of innovation in travel to create experiences that inspire and push our guests' creativity. Washington Marriott Georgetown has accomplished this and more and we know their guests will be thrilled."
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