WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Apr 14, 2014) - Creating vibrant gathering spaces with a relaxed atmosphere, one of the premier Foggy Bottom hotels in Washington, D.C. recently unveiled its redesigned Greatroom and the transformation of traditional lobby space into an exciting local destination. The Washington Marriott Georgetown hotel's new look beckons guests with casual new spaces ideal for spending time with friends and colleagues or alone to catch up on email, the latest news or pending projects.

"We are thrilled to introduce our new look to the neighborhood," said Kori Johnson, general manager of the Washington Marriott Georgetown, one of the top hotels near Georgetown University and other Washington, D.C. area destinations. "Our guests desire interesting spaces which create a sophisticated yet relaxing ambiance that fosters relaxation, work and social gatherings. Our Greatroom lobby has delivered that and more and we're excited for our guests to experience our Greatroom in person."

Boasting a new "5/10/20" menu designed by Executive Chef Lauren Uthenwoldt, visitors will find a tasty offering of locally sourced small bites, shareable plates and lounge-friendly entrees to complement their Greatroom experience. With free Wi-Fi and power outlets throughout, guests and locals can boot up and work on their laptops or kick back and relax with their own tablets.

Whitespace Interiors, of Chicago, Ill., re-envisioned the lobby to capture the essence of Georgetown's historic character. The furnishings complement this new aesthetic with tailored and comfortable forms that are rooted in tradition. Custom hand-woven area rugs that depict the streets and cobblestones of old Georgetown line the floor as a reminder of the hotel's vibrant and cosmopolitan location.

"The hotel had a need for a more current and collaborative gathering area for the hotel's guests," said Heather O'Sullivan, principal, Whitespace Interiors. "The design delivers a compelling balance between functional and visual qualities -- using warm, honest and timeless materials."

Avoiding the previous formality of check-in, the Greatroom's new reception area has also been redesigned to make it easier for guests and hotel staff to interact.

Stylish guest rooms, spacious suites, concierge services and business accommodations at the Washington Marriott Georgetown are complemented by 12,000 square feet of high-tech event space ideal for productive and impressive Washington, D.C. business and social gatherings.

For hotel reservations or to inquire about spaces and services at this prominent Georgetown venue, call 1-888-270-9384. Guests who embrace the mobile lifestyle may also take advantage of Marriott's new technology by utilizing the following apps:

  • Workspace On Demand (www.workspaceondemand.marriott.com) powered by Liquidspace, that allows guests to book both free and paid meeting spaces as easily as they book a guest room.
  • Red Coat Direct (www.redcoatdirect.marriott.com), a first-of-its-kind app that lets meeting organizers adjust and edit their meeting requests and preferences with a touch of a button and without ever leaving the meeting room.
  • Mobile Check-In & Check-Out (www.marriott.com/marriott/mobile-apps.mi), that provides an enhanced arrival experience with check-in up to two hours before arrival and automatic notifications when a room is ready.

About the Washington Marriott Georgetown

The Washington Marriott Georgetown welcomes travelers to the heart of D.C. and historic Georgetown with a welcoming atmosphere, attentive service and gracious accommodations that combine for a relaxed and productive hotel experience. Casual onsite dining offers tasty menus filled with American favorites and popular drinks and the lodging's refreshing indoor pool and well-equipped fitness center offer added fun and relaxation. The Georgetown hotel's location near companies such World Bank, IBM, Hewlett Packard and others, along with its easy access to all the historic attractions, museums and national monuments D.C. has to offer, make it an ideal choice whether traveling for business or vacationing with the family. Call 1-888-270-9384 for additional information.

Contact Information:

Mark Indre
Marriott International