Washington, DC – November 9, 2018 – Situated in the Shaw/CBD East End neighborhood, these dual-branded DC hotels feature locally inspired design, 504 beautiful guest rooms, elegant meeting spaces, a new destination restaurant, and sweeping rooftop views of the nation’s capital.
Quadrangle Development Corporation, Capstone Development, and Crestline Hotels and Resorts are pleased to announce the opening of the dual-branded Courtyard and Residence Inn by Marriott Washington Downtown/Convention Center located at 901 L Street, NW, Washington, DC. Adjacent to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, these perfectly paired properties offer an elevated retreat in the heart of the buzzy Shaw neighborhood. The hotels include a combined 504 guest rooms, over 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event spaces, and The Delegate, the newest member of Washington’s vibrant restaurant scene.
The hotels’ design respects the brilliant history of the surrounding neighborhood, so much of which is rooted in the performing arts. With local institutions like the Howard and Lincoln Theatres in walking distance, the combined meeting rooms honor that legacy with hospitality suites and event spaces named for iconic figures Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Jelly Roll Morton. The shared open-concept lobby is adorned with eye-grabbing artistic wood, metal, and glass accent features, and wall-to-wall marble flooring.
The 357-room Courtyard features guest rooms in a sleek blue and silver color scheme, punctuated with luxurious wood finishes and contemporary accents. Luxe bedding, oversized 55-inch flat screen televisions complete with Marriott’s signature entertainment platform, and spacious bathrooms with backlit mirrors complete this high-end Courtyard experience. The 147-room Residence Inn provides families and extended stay travelers with a spacious option with colorful modern art, touches of metal and vibrant blue details, including a living area as well as a fully equipped kitchen complete with a refrigerator, microwave, cooktop, dishwasher, and coffee maker. The connected hotels share an expansive rooftop space complete with a large sunlit exercise facility, a rooftop terrace, and a tented event space overlooking Washington’s most notable landmarks.
Diners at The Delegate, a separately managed restaurant and bar by Thompson Hospitality, will be seated in several significant buildings dating back to the mid-nineteenth century, preserved to honor Shaw’s historic streetscape and used as inspiration for the restaurant’s cozy brick interior. Located right off the central lobby, the restaurant helmed by Executive Chef Pernell Morton, a veteran of the DC culinary scene for more than 15 years, will be open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Chef’s Table brunch buffet on the weekends, serving fresh entrée salads, creative sandwiches, and hearty chef-driven mains. Overnight guests can experience The Delegate’s flavorful cuisine while dining in or ordering ahead to enjoy from the comfort of their rooms. Integral to the restaurant is a spectacular full-service bar offering local spirits and brews, a 75-bottle wine list, and a robust weekday happy hour from 3pm-7pm. The bustling dining room and bar flow into three distinct spaces, each equipped with audio visual capabilities and perfect for private dining needs. The Delegate provides separate catering for all events in the hotel’s impressive meeting spaces with completely customized menu options.
For those planning memorable meetings and events, the Courtyard and Residence Inn offer over 10,000 square feet of meeting space including the Shaw Ballroom, a 3,780-square foot ballroom washed in natural light for weddings, large events, conferences, and events of up to 350 guests. Across the 5,000-square foot pre-function space lies the 510-square foot Langston Hughes Boardroom with a table for up to 10 and complete with built-in audio visual. The hotel also features three unique hospitality suites housed within the preserved historic townhouses, complete with upstairs bedrooms, first floor kitchens and living areas including conference tables for up to eight. The similarly natural light-filled Ella Fitzgerald Suite, Louis Armstrong Suite, and Duke Ellington Suite feature a rustic brick interior and the same modern design features and contemporary amenities found throughout the property. Groups wishing to use a variety of spaces can head upstairs to the property’s beautiful rooftop entertainment areas, perfect for pre- or post-event receptions.
The combined properties feature high-end amenities including a rooftop fitness center with a separate yoga space, a convenient business center and boarding pass printing station, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the building, on-site guest laundry, and a 24-hour grab-and-go market. Located steps from the Mt. Vernon Square Metrorail station, and minutes from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Union Station, the central address of the Courtyard Marriott and Residence Inn provides guests with direct access to destinations across the Washington region.
Courtyard and Residence Inn Washington Downtown/Convention Center are located at 901 L Street, NW, Washington, D.C. To make reservations or for more information, visit www.marriott.com/wasyv or call 202-589-1800 for the Courtyard or visit www.marriott.com/wasrd or call 202-408-5300 for the Residence Inn.
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