An 87-Year Global Journey Comes Home - Marriott International Opens Its 4,000th Hotel In Washington, DC
The $520-Million Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Opens its Doors to Guests
capital's largest–also signifies a homecoming for the Marriott family. Marriott Marquis Washington, DC opens today, 87 years after J. Willard Marriott and Alice S. Marriott opened a nine-seat root beer stand up the street from the hotel. Marriott Marquis Washington, DC is owned by Quadrangle Development, along with its partner Capstone, and is operated by Marriott International, Inc.
features striking high design—from an all-glass rooftop to a 56-foot steel sculpture centerpiece—and cutting-edge technology, from interactive TV's in every guest room to a just-released Marriott Hotels mobile services app. Connected to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center via an underground concourse, the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC brings more than 105,000 square feet of meeting space, 1,175 rooms including 49 suites, and five signature dining experiences to its downtown Washington, DC neighborhood. Situated at 901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW and spanning almost an entire large city block, Marriott Marquis Washington, DC is one of only five Marriott Marquis properties in the country.
"From the nine-seat root beer stand that my parents started 87 years ago here in Washington, tothe milestone opening of our 4,000th hotel, we have been fortunate to call this town our home," said J.W. Marriott, Jr., executive chairman. "Washington is one of the world's greatest cities and we are excited to host visitors and groups from across the globe at our newest hotel to fly the Marriott Hotels flag. The Marriott Marquis Washington, DC also has created more than 500 new jobs, with 63 percent coming from the District."
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC debuts technology
MARRIOTT MARQUIS JOBS
The hotel employs a diverse group of hosts,
"Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is in our company's culture and tied to our core value ofputting people first," saidDaniel A. Nadeau, general manager, Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. "We have assembled the finest team of hosts, representing various countries, and many of them skilled in multiple languages. We are thrilled to open our doors today to welcome and serve our neighbors, our community and our guests from around the country and across the globe."
MARRIOTT MARQUIS MEETINGS
Connected via underground concourse to
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia and the owner-operator of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, contributed $206 million to the construction of the hotel.
"The Marriott Marquis Washington, DC reinforces Washington, DC as a top-tier conventiondestination with a world-class headquarters hotel," said Gregory A. O'Dell, president and CEO of Events DC. "Coupled with the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the Marriott Marquis will help Events DC create even greater economic benefit for the city, stimulating growth and more opportunities for residents and businesses of the District. We look forward to building an even stronger partnership with Marriott for many years to come."
INNOVATIVE & BOLD DESIGN
The fifteen-story Marriott Marquis
The Greatroom lobby provides a destination where guests and locals can gather, by themselves orwith friends or colleagues, to relax, socialize and work. Featuring the largest piece of artwork in any Marriott Hotel, the Marriott Marquis' lobby is home to an extraordinary 56-foot high, 27,000- poundsculpture, The Birth of the American Flag, by renowned Baltimore- based sculptorRodney Carroll. Two dramatic 54- and 52-foot bronze and silver walls, America and Flag, frame the open-air grand staircase to the lobby's terrace. Other Greatroom lobby design attributes include a cherry blossom branch woven into the running the length of the white marble lobby floor, glass enclosed fire pit, two other sculptures with water features (Threads That Bond and Stars). With free Wi-Fi and USB ports and outlets throughout the lobby, hotel guests and locals can work on their laptops and relax with their own tablets.
The hotel's custom designed guestrooms feature a soothing neutral palate, Wi-Fi, and MarriottHotels' signature bath amenities by THANN, a natural Thai skincare line. Interior-facing guest rooms and suites enjoy a spectacular view of the sculpture, while exterior rooms face out with views of downtown Washington, DC.
The Marriott Marquis incorporates the site's historic Samuel Gompers AFL-CIO building, whichincludes an upscale lounge, bi-level fitness center and suites. The hotel's elegant glass and masonry exterior enwraps the historic building with an enormous glass atrium rooftop tying the building together.
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC was designed by the renowned Cooper Carry Architects, Atlanta,and TVS Architects, Atlanta, in a joint-venture collaboration, with interior design by HOK Design. It is planned to be one of the country's largest LEED® Silver (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified hotels.
"We are very excited to be celebrating the much-anticipated opening of the Marriott MarquisWashington, DC," said Elliott L. Ferguson, president and CEO of Destination DC. "Developments such as the Marriott Marquis strengthen our tourism industry and help us to attract visitors, drive economic impact and create jobs. The hotel is opening at a perfect time as we're looking forward to a busy summer travel season filled with exciting events and milestones such as the 10th anniversary of the DC Jazz Festival, the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner and of course, July 4th in our nation's capital."
SIGNATURE DINING EXPERIENCES
The hotel's dining experiences are
The hotel's inaugural catered event will be held on Saturday, May 10, a special charitable Mother'sDay Brunch for military families to be hosted by the Association of the US Army. The hotel's formal dedication and grand opening will be held onTuesday, June 10.
For more information and reservations, please call 202-824-9200 or visit DCMarquis.com.
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC opened May 1, 2014 with 1,175 rooms, which includes 49suites, and over 105,000 square feet of function space, including a 30,600 square-foot Marquis Ballroom and two 10,800 square-foot ballrooms. Marriott MarquisWashington, DC is conveniently located next door to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center–and connected via an underground concourse. An epicenter of downtown DC, the hotel has transformed its neighborhood and introduced a new, exciting venue for local social gatherings, business travelers and meetings and conventions. The property features a grand atrium lobby with a 56-foot sculpture, a state-of-the-art bi-level fitness center, and five ground-floor dining outlets. The hotel's design is innovative, incorporating the site's original historic Samuel Gompers AFL-CIO headquarters and designed to earn LEED® Silver accreditations (one of the largest hotels in the country to earn this eco-friendly distinction). For more information on Marriott Marquis Washington, DC please visit www.dcmarquis.com and follow the hotel on Facebook (Facebook.com/MarriottMarquisWashington) and Twitter (@MHMarquisWDC).
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