WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Sep 4, 2012) - On September 20, the National Zoo will be hosting Grapes with the Apes. If planning to attend this event that toasts to wildlife conservation, travelers will find ideal accommodations at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel. This hotel near the National Zoo is located just minutes away, and also features a metro stop steps from the hotel entrance for easy access to DC's museums, sights, and area attractions.

Grapes with the Apes will feature live music, wine tasting, and exclusive after-hours access to the Great Ape House, which is home to the zoo's gorillas. VIP access with additional amenities is also available. The event is being held on September 20, from 6pm-9pm.

Situated on 16 acres, the Washington Marriott Wardmark Park is a historic landmark hotel in Washington, DC. A Red Line Metro stop is near the hotel, providing access to all the cultural, dining and entertainment options DC has to offer.

Each guest room at this hotel near the National Zoo Washington, DC features luxurious bedding, 32" HDTV, plug-in technology to integrate personal electronics, and modern bathrooms with granite countertops and a spa-like shower. The 3,000-sq-ft fitness center features state-of the-art equipment, a new cardio theater, sauna, steam room, and heated outdoor swimming pool, allowing guests to keep their fitness regimen while away from home. The Lobby Bar is great for catching up with family and friends. Harry's Pub serves light fare and a variety of beers on tap and Stone's Throw Restaurant features steaks, chops and seafood dishes with fresh, regional ingredients.

About Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Among the most sophisticated hotels, Washington Marriott Wardman Park Marriott rises above the rest. With a blend of charm, modern elegance and a historic landmark setting, this northwest DC hotel's stunning guest rooms, extensive event space and impeccable service make it the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers. Situated on 16 garden acres, this Washington DC hotel near Embassy Row has hosted a long list of Presidents, dignitaries and VIPs. With 1,314 guest rooms including 125 VIP suites, plus an outdoor pool and sundeck, it's the perfect place for vacationers to enjoy their down time. Families will enjoy our close proximity to the National Zoo and other top area attractions. With 195,000 sq ft of event space and 95,000 sq ft of exhibit space, meeting and conference planners find a perfect venue for events of any size. Additionally, the comprehensive conference services and expert staff ensure that every event runs smoothly and flawlessly.

Contact Information:

Kristie Prantil
Washington Marriott Wardman Park