WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Nov 2, 2012) - A photo can speak a thousand words, and a captured image can express emotion, from deliriously happy to devastatingly sad, in one frame. FotoDC's annual festival, near the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, aims to bring powerful images and more to the masses by showcasing the work of the world's most talented photographers.

FotoWeek DC, taking place close to Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel near DC museums, started in 2008 and drew of a crowd of 20,000, which included professional and amateur photographers, photography fans and major partners including National Geographic and The Smithsonian Institution. Since then, the festival has continued to grow and now attracts more than 40,000 attendees every year.

At this year's festival, easily reachable from this Washington, DC hotel near the National Portrait Gallery, you'll find the best in photography, art and photojournalism, plus all new programming. Spend the week at exhibitions, lectures, workshops, seminars, photo book displays, portfolio reviews, receptions and special events, all made possible by the festival's more than 100 regional partners.

For more information on FotoWeek DC, taking place November 9 to 18, 2012, visit www.fotoweekdc.org/.

If you're looking for a convenient place to stay during the festival, this newly renovated hotel near museums in Washington, DC is ideally located in the Penn Quarter District, just minutes from the National Mall and the festival's event venues. Accommodations are comfortable and stylish, featuring beds with deluxe mattresses and luxurious linens, coffee/tea service, TV with premium cable channels and high-speed wireless Internet access.

The hotel offers a number of amenities, including a fitness center, full-service spa, five dining venues and 64,000 sq. ft. of modern meeting and event space. Plus, with this hotel's Washington, DC hotel offers, you can get great deals and benefits.

About the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
DC is known to be a buttoned up city, but the newly renovated Renaissance Downtown Washington, DC Hotel combines business and pleasure. Here, where style and substance intersect, you'll find a luxury hotel with your needs in mind, whether you're in town on business or to explore the nation's capital. Directly across from the Washington Convention Center, in the Penn Quarter District, this luxury hotel is blocks from the city's top attractions including the White House, Capitol Hill, Chinatown, the Spy Museum, the National Mall's monuments and museums and sports and concerts at Verizon Center. Guestrooms and suites are flooded with natural light and offer stunning views, TV with premium cable channels, coffee/tea service, high-speed wireless Internet access, soundproof windows, a spacious desk and Sophisticated Sleep package with a deluxe mattress and luxurious linens. Those with sensitivities can opt for a PURE® allergy-friendly room, while club-level accommodations come with enhanced services, upgraded amenities and lounge access with continental breakfast, evening hors d'oeuvres and all-day beverages. Thoughtful amenities at this downtown hotel include a state-of-the-art fitness center, Aura Spa with custom treatments and an event space that spans 64,000 sq. ft. For a taste of DC's dining scene, you don't have to travel far. This hotel is home to five dining options including the American bistro Fifteen Squares Restaurant, specialty coffee beverages at Starbucks, grab-and-go sandwiches and snacks at Liberty Market, drinks at miXX and light fare at The Presidents Sports Bar.

Contact Information:

Kristie Prantil
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel