WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Jul 13, 2011) - Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel together with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities will present the second annual Summer Screenings, a series of independent film screenings in conjunction with area film organizations. The Lounge at the Washington DC Dupont Circle hotel will transform into an intimate and inviting theater allowing guests to discover thought provoking and engaging films on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 10pm from July 12th through August 23rd.

"We are excited to partner with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities to present the second annual Summer Screenings series as we continue to offer our guests and the community unique experiences and opportunities to discover offerings that are interesting and relevant to Washington, DC," said Matt Felix, General Manager, Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel.

Partner local film organizations for Summer Screenings include DC Shorts, Washington Jewish Film, Capital Irish Film Festival, GI Film, Rosebud, Reel Affirmations, and CINE Film Festival. Several of the films will be followed by topical discussions with directors of the films.

Guests of this Embassy Row hotel in Dupont Circle will be treated to a unique theater experience complete with custom menu from Chef Devon Capili including "Vans" Chipotle seasoned popcorn, Kobe beef sliders, Ahi tuna sliders, Soft Shell Crab spring rolls, "Sinplicity" yuzu sorbet, Mediterranean nachos and an assortment of cocktails and regional micro‐brews.

"What makes this partnership great is that it allows residents of the city to enjoy the arts for free! This has taken the lead in offering a cool, nonconventional environment for everyone to enjoy this diverse selection of indie films. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is proud to be a partner with them for the second year in a row," states Ayris Scales, Interim Director, DC Commission on the Arts.

For a full schedule of films and more information, please visit www.mbarevents.com or contact film guru Omar Elassel at 202‐359‐5931.

About Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel
Renaissance Washington DC, Dupont Circle Hotel is a distinctive hotel located in Washington, DC's Dupont Circle neighborhood at 1143 New Hampshire Avenue and M Street, NW. Conveniently situated blocks from Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom restaurants, there is no better way to explore our Nation's Capital. This Washington DC west end hotel is minutes from the metro and legendary city sites, putting you at the steps of exploration. With 10,800 square feet of event space, this hotel appeals to business travelers with state-of-the-art meeting facilities. Discover a city favorite, Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel.

About Renaissance Hotels
Renaissance is an upscale brand with more than 150 properties in 34 countries that speaks to passionate travelers in search of authentic local discoveries when traveling for business or leisure. Renaissance Hotels has recently welcomed several new "gems" to its global collection -- the historic 5‐star St Pancras Renaissance in London, the exotic Renaissance Sanya Resort and Spa in burgeoning China, the urban boutique Renaissance Atlanta Midtown and the sexy Renaissance Sao Paulo. These hotels join a rich portfolio defined by distinctive and well‐known icons such as the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C., the Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort & Spa, and the Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel. To make reservations and for more information about Renaissance Hotels, visit www.renaissancehotels.com. Follow Renaissance on www.twitter.com/RenHotels, Facebook.com/RenaissanceHotels and the Rlife Blog at TheRenaissanceLife.com.

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