WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Nov 1, 2012) - Gathering up the holiday spirit comes easy with majestic light displays across the nation's capital and for those who plan ahead, affordable hotel deals in Washington, DC can reap some grand holiday cheer.

With a host of fun and festivities surrounding lighting ceremonies for the National Christmas Tree and National Menorah, early December is a prime time to gather the family and experience the many holiday events and festivities across DC. And, for those who plan ahead, discounted rates at a stylish hotel in Washington, DC near National Mall make the holidays even sweeter.

This year's national tree lighting ceremony, set for 5 p.m., Thursday, December 6, 2012, will mark the 90th anniversary of the event which annually draws a huge crowd to the Ellipse across from the White House to look on as the tree is illuminated in lights. Presented by the National Park Service and National Park Foundation, the event will feature a host of performers celebrating the onset of the season and a time-honored holiday tradition. Recognizing another important religious celebration, the National Menorah lighting is held annually signaling the start of Hanukkah amidst song and celebration. This annual event also takes place in the President's Park, on the Ellipse.

Conveniently located nearby, the Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel is offering an advance booking package that allows guests to stay in this majestic Washington, DC luxury hotel for just $99*, creating a great opportunity for families to join in the nation's celebration of hope and peace at these remarkable events.

Travelers who book and purchase their accommodations at least 10 days in advance for weekend and holiday stays and by November 14 can take advantage of this great rate and bask in luxurious accommodations while taking in all the sights and sounds of the season. Upgrades are also available for the hotel's club level accommodations, including breakfast and snacks, for only $20 more. Or, upgrade to stay in one of the Mayflower's well-appointed Dupont Circle hotel suites for just $40 more -- perfect for families looking for plenty of space to make this trip to DC a grand holiday experience.

Online booking can easily be completed at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wassh-the-mayflower-renaissance-washington-dc-hotel/ by referencing promotional code ADV or travelers may call 1-800-228-9290.

*Rates are per room per night and valid seven days a week through 12/30/12 based on availability at the time of reservation. Advance payment and booking must be made by 11/14/12 for stays that include a holiday or weekend night (exclusive of Sunday). Offer does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms and may not be combined with any other discount or promotion.

About The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel
The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel welcomes travelers with stately elegance, remarkable service and a host of amenities that ensure guests a 4-Diamond luxury Washington, DC hotel experience near some of the district's most prominent destinations. Exploring the nation's capital from this historic landmark hotel adds excitement and awe to every day as guests revel in the roomy comfort and contemporary amenities afforded from the lodging's spacious and newly renovated guest rooms and suites.

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Kristie Prantil
The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel