WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Feb 13, 2012) - Are you ready to run? Those joining this year's SunTrust Rock 'n' Roll USA Marathon or CareFirst Rock 'n' Roll USA Half Marathon will need convenient and comfortable accommodations close to the start and finish line. Three Marriott International hotels are proud sponsors of the marathon and are offering discounted room rates for the event: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Renaissance Downtown Washington, DC Hotel, and Renaissance DC Dupont Circle Hotel.

Situated on 16 acres with the Red Line Metro stop conveniently located on-site, the historic landmark Washington Marriott Wardman Park in northwest DC provides guests with easy access to area sights and attractions from its doorstep. One of the most elegant hotels in Washington, DC, the property has hosted a long list of U.S. Presidents, dignitaries and VIPs. Guests will love the close proximity to the National Zoo, Rock Creek Park, and other top attractions. If looking for more space, guests can reserve hotel suites in DC, which are perfect for families or friends traveling in larger groups.

Another great choice is the Renaissance Downtown Washington, DC hotel, for guests who want to experience the history and culture of the nation's capital. These hotel rooms in downtown Washington, DC, are conveniently located two blocks from the Gallery Place Metro stop on the Red Line, near area museums, the Verizon Center, and the White House. When looking for luxury hotels in downtown, DC, guests will find convenient and ample self and valet parking perfect for seamless race-day travel.

Also in northwest DC is the sophisticated and contemporary Renaissance DC Dupont Circle hotel. The accommodations exude style and luxury and the location is ideal, just minutes from Georgetown and three blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro stop on the Orange Line. It's another great choice among Washington, DC Dupont Circle hotels for race-day convenience and access to great shopping, entertainment, and area sights. When looking for Dupont Circle hotel deals, guests will find that the Renaissance offers convenient and luxurious accommodations for the marathon weekend.

Held on March 17, 2012, the marathon will be the 26th stop in entertainment-themed marathons, known for lining racing routes with live bands. Runners will be treated to a free post-race finish line concert after the event. In 2010, headliner acts included Everclear, Five for Fighting, Pat Benatar & REO Speedwagon, Blues Traveler, Neon Trees and Bret Michaels. The events have become a fundraising powerhouse for charitable programs. Starting and finishing at RFK Stadium, this is the only marathon to run entirely in Washington, D.C. Runners will enjoy a scenic path through the Nation's capital, running through downtown DC, various quaint neighborhoods, and historic sites such as Union Station and the National Mall.

About Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Standing out as the clear leader among Washington's most sophisticated hotels, Washington Marriott Wardman Park is a symbol of modern elegance in a historic landmark setting. The elegant hotel offers every traveler who spends a night the opportunity to get a restful night's sleep in a stunning guest room. Washington Marriott Wardman Park's impeccable service, easy access to many of the area's attractions and extensive business service makes it the perfect place for leisure and business travelers to stay when visiting the DC area.

About the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel offers remarkable accommodations in an exciting Washington, DC neighborhood, allowing guests easy access to downtown activities and business destinations. Choice selections for on-site dining include Fifteen Squares Restaurant and The Presidents Sports Bar, and travelers can find added relaxation at the Vida Fitness Center and Aura Day Spa while enjoying the hotel's convenient location near the Washington Convention Center.

About the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel
The Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel is an excellent hotel in Washington. Offering travelers sophisticated and contemporary accommodations in Dupont Circle, guests of this hotel are sure to receive upscale lodging and legendary services when in DC. The hotels well-appointed guest rooms and spacious hotel suites exude stylish luxury while creating the perfect hotel experience for guests. In addition, the convenient location of the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle will bring the best of the city's attractions right to the door of its guests.

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