WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Apr 10, 2014) - For those who look upon tax season as a necessary evil, a new promotion from JW Marriott, Renaissance and Marriott hotels in Washington, D.C. is about to add a silver lining. Offering a 25-percent discount off participating hotels' best weekend rates, the promotion works for people looking to spend their refunds in memorable ways as well as taxpayers scrambling to find a few extra deductions.

Hotel packages in downtown Washington, D.C. don't come any more convenient than this. Not only are the deeply-discounted rates a rare opportunity for unheard-of savings, but the range of available properties encompasses some of the most luxurious and chic business hotels in Washington, D.C. Stately historic properties, high-end hotels and stylish hot spots located throughout the District's various vibrant neighborhoods are all available.

Just as diverse as the properties are the events and attractions guests can see during their vacation. Reservations must be booked between April 10 and 17 and can be made for any weekend between May 2 and September 2. This flexibility, along with the fact that all the hotels are near Washington, D.C. Metro stations for easy access to the entire city, means that travelers have the best of the nation's capital at their fingertips. Some of the most exciting festivals to see this summer include the following:

  • Passport DC, May 1 to 31: Amid the month-long celebration of cultural performances, food, language classes and more, visitors can actually visit foreign embassies on May 3 as part of the Around the World Embassy Tour, or attend the Embassy Chef Challenge on May 15 for a flavorful introduction to other countries.
  • DC Jazz Festival, June 24 to 29: The city gets serenaded by more than 125 performances held in venues ranging from neighborhood galleries to the Capitol Riverfront. Some not-to-miss artists include Mos Def, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Gregory Porter and Irma Thomas.
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festivals, June 25 to 29 and July 2 to 6: These free events transform the National Mall into a stage for diversity with music, dance, presentations and more highlighting specific global destinations. This year, visitors can virtually travel to China ("Tradition and the Art of Living") and Kenya ("Kenya at the Smithsonian").
  • Capital Fringe Festival, July 10 to 27: More than 130 performances ranging from dance, to poetry, to puppetry challenge traditional notions of art.

To take advantage of this premier offer among downtown Washington, D.C. hotel specials, travelers are encouraged to call 877-885-7073 or and use the promotional code SPJ when booking.

Participating hotels include:

Rates are per room and exclude tax and gratuities. Offer valid Friday through Sunday. Terms and conditions apply.

About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today's sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 53 JW Marriott hotels in 22 countries; by 2015 the portfolio will encompass 80 properties in 29 countries.

About Renaissance Hotels
Renaissance Hotels represents a diverse collection of more than 150 hotels in 35 countries worldwide. Each property is unique, offering passionate travelers a one-of-kind experience and memories they will be sure to take with them long after they depart. Within every hotel, guests are greeted by an exceptional array of amenities and an inspiring world of local discoveries. For travelers looking to experience something new, innovative and locally driven programs including the industry leading entertainment platform RLife LIVE as well R Navigator, ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. Renaissance Hotels. Live Life To Discover. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com.

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About Marriott Hotels & Resorts
Marriott Hotels & Resorts continues to inspire and provide a balanced life on the road for discerning and high-achieving business and leisure travelers, offering warm, professional service; sophisticated yet functional guest room design; lobby spaces that facilitate working, dining and socializing; restaurants and bars serving international cuisine prepared simply and from the freshest ingredients; meeting and event spaces and services that are gold standard; and expansive, 24-hour fitness facilities. 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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Marriott International