GAITHERSBURG, MD--(Marketwired - Jan 22, 2014) - We don't mean to forget the dates of anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions, but numbers can be difficult to recall. Unless, of course, you are lucky enough to have your event fall on a memorable date like 12.13.14 -- the final sequential date of the century.

Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center wants to help people remember with the Gaithersburg Marriott 12.13.14 Sweepstakes that aims to gather and share the best tips for remembering special occasions and brief stories about things that made special occasions memorable. On the 13th of each month through 12.13.14, the hotel will award a one (1) night weekend getaway for two that can be used to celebrate anything the winner chooses.

"Unique dates such as 12.13.14 are easier to remember, and people assume they are lucky," says Sara Moore, general manager of the Gaithersburg Marriott hotel in Montgomery County, MD. "We want to encourage people to share stories and tips that can help others remember an occasion, no matter when it is."

Unusual dates generally cause a spike in weddings. Las Vegas posted a 28 percent increase in the number of marriage licenses requested in the days leading up to 11.12.13, the last sequential date, a noteworthy statistic considering it was a Tuesday. Dec. 13, 2014, falls on Saturday, by far the most popular day for weddings. That may help the nearly one in 10 men and 3 percent of women who say they've forgotten an anniversary, according to a 2011 study based in the United Kingdom.

To enter the Gaithersburg Marriott 12.13.14 Sweepstakes, visit Gaithersburg Marriott on Facebook at and register with a different story or tip each month. Winners will be drawn at random on the 13th of each month, February through December 2014. Entries are limited to one per person, per month. Share with friends for a chance to earn additional entries.

See for complete rules. Winners receive a one-night stay at Gaithersburg Marriott on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday based on availability, and breakfast for two at The Bench, the hotel's new American kitchen, bar and lakeside patio. Prize is valued at $150 and expires in one year.

Whether you're celebrating a wedding, anniversary, baby shower, birthday, bar mitzvah or quinceañera, this Gaithersburg, MD hotel is an unforgettable destination any time of the year featuring newly renovated event and public spaces, a new Lakeside Ballroom and terrace, and an exciting location close to both Germantown, MD and Washington, D.C. The hotel is also conveniently located near the Shady Grove metro station and route 355 in Gaithersburg, for easy access to the area's attractions.

The Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center hotel is located at 9751 Washingtonian Boulevard in the popular RIO Washingtonian Center shopping, dining and entertainment complex in Gaithersburg, Md. With a new Marriott Hotels Greatroom, The Bench kitchen, bar and lakeside patio, 284 relaxing guest rooms and a location convenient to the nation's capital, Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center is designed to enhance work, play and celebrations in a mobile and global world. For hotel reservations, call 301-590-0044 or visit To enter the sweepstakes, visit Gaithersburg Marriott on Facebook at

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