WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Jul 15, 2013) - The Washington Marriott at Metro Center, situated at 775 12th Street and H Street, NW, recently announced the completion of the renovation of its 459 guestrooms and suites, a multi-million investment by its owners, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. In addition to the new look of the guestrooms, the hotel near Washington Convention Center is an early adopter of Marriott Hotels' new mobile check-in, allowing smartphone users a convenient, easier and faster way to check-in. Marriott Hotels is the signature brand within the Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) global portfolio.

"We are thrilled with our guestrooms' new look and to be one of first to offer our guests the ability to check-in on their smartphones," said Meg Bobinski, general manager, Washington Marriott at Metro Center. "Our guests seek style and substance, and require technology central to their lifestyle. We are excited to be part of the innovations that will enable the next generation to travel brilliantly."

The guestrooms' new design is inspired by nature. A fresh green palette and organic elements provide a calming retreat. Splashes of mint green complement the rich chocolate brown present in the carpet and accents. Dark burgundy wine upholstery with deep patter texture that is utilized on the ottoman accents is unexpected, but complements this new exciting color palate. Business and leisure travelers both will appreciate the upgraded WiFi, i-pod docking station, Bath&Body Works® Energizing Aromatherapy products, and HDTVs.

With the Marriott Mobile App, check-in is simple to use. All Marriott Rewards members can check-in after 4 pm the day before their arrival and receive an automatic notification when their room is ready. Because credit card information is stored within their Marriott Rewards profiles, members simply walk up to the expedited mobile check-in desk where their pre-programmed key card will be waiting for them. The mobile check-in feature is available in the free Marriott mobile app in the Apple iTunes Store and Google Play. Learn more about mobile check-in at http://travel-brilliantly.marriott.com/our-innovations/check-in-app

About Washington Marriott at Metro Center
Washington Marriott at Metro Center hotel is situated in the heart of downtown DC, providing easy access to everything in Washington, DC. The 459-room hotel features two concierge levels, 12,451 square feet of meeting rooms in downtown Washington, DC, and 16 breakout rooms. Within blocks of the Verizon Center and the Washington Convention Center and adjacent to the Washington Metro hub, Metro Center with the Red, Orange and Blue Lines, guests are never far from any of the city's attractions and businesses. For information or reservations about Washington Marriott at Metro Center, call 877-885-7073 or visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasmc-washington-marriott-at-metro-center/.

About Marriott Hotels
With 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 60 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest's stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom, Future of Meetings and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.MarriottHotels.com.

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Contact Information:

Mark Indre
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
(202) 626-2600