Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel Unveils $30 Million Guest Room Redesign

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, situated at 999 9th Street at K Street, NW,  announced today the completion of the redesign of its 807 guest rooms and suites, a 30 million dollar investment by its owners, Sunstone Hotels.   Renaissance Hotels is a lifestyle brand within the Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) global portfolio.

"We are thrilled with our fresh new room product.  When our guests discover our new rooms, they will appreciate the essence of modern lifestyle elegance without sacrificing warmth and functionality," says Sharon Lockwood, general manager, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.  "The new guestrooms and our recent lobby re-concept are part of the hotel's evolution into more of a lifestyle space beyond being termed a convention hotel."

Created by Dash Design of New York, the guestrooms and guest corridor interiors along with its customs furnishings reflect an interpretation of quintessential casual American fashion and tailored design.  

Guests will find a soothing neutral color palate of khaki and coco-browns with splashes of reinterpreted denim blues and reds. Each room is accented with clean and modern furniture. The leather lounge and desk chairs are inspired by twentieth century modernism.   LED reading pin lights are mounted on headboards with easy to reach plugs for guests to plug in their own mobile devices.   The luxurious spa-like bathrooms have rain forest shower heads, backlit mirrors and accent wall coverings featuring a custom collage of historic events in Washington from 1940 to 1970.  Artwork capturing glimpses of Washington, DC's history pop in the guest rooms in the form of presidential profiles, signatures, and the city's original design plans of Pierre Charles L'Enfant.

Business and leisure travelers both will appreciate the maximization of space and functionality with a six foot work surface, upgraded wireless internet and 18-inch laptop safes;  and will enjoy amenities like a built-in mini-refrigerator,  i-pod docking station, Aveda® spa products, and 40-inch HDTV. 

Renaissance Hotels was acquired by Marriott International in 1997, and has emerged as one of the most popular brands within the company's portfolio. In 2008, the brand began an intense journey to firmly establish itself in the lifestyle hospitality space and differentiate itself from other Marriott International brands by introducing game changing programs including the Navigator program and RLife LIVE, one of the industry's most well recognized entertainment platforms showcasing emerging musical artists through live performances in Renaissance Hotels around the world. Last year, the brand launched its groundbreaking and multi-faceted Live Life to Discover advertising campaign, inspired by today's modern business traveler.

THE RENAISSANCE WASHINGTON, DC DOWNTOWN HOTEL
The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel is situated at 999 9th Street at K Street, NW across from Mt. Vernon Square and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and a myriad of dining, nightlife, and shopping experiences in Washington DC's Chinatown & Penn Quarter districts.    With 64,000 square feet of flexible function space and 30 breakout rooms, the lifestyle hotel is considered to be a premier meeting & convention destination.  The hotel is home to local lifestyle fitness center, Vida® Fitness featuring 6,000 square feet of state-of-the art cardio, strength and resistance equipment and the 4,000 square foot Aura® spa offering a variety of therapeutic customized treatments.  Within walking distance to the Penn Quarter neighborhood, Verizon Center, the hotel is near the Gallery Place Metro Station (Red, Green and Yellow lines) and Metro Center Metro Station (Blue and Orange).  For more information or reservations contact your travel professional, call the hotel directly at (202) 898-9000 or visit www.dcrenaissance.com   

ABOUT RENAISSANCE
Renaissance Hotels represents a diverse collection of more than 151 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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