Other pluses include a six foot work surface to spread out your
crap stuff (so much for the idea of getting rid of desks in hotel rooms which we, personally, didn’t think was such a hot idea), upgraded WiFi, an iPod docking station, Aveda toiletries, and PURE allergy-free rooms that, once in place, are maintained to be 99.9% allergen-free by doing all sorts of stuff that we really approve of, like applying a semi-permanent barrier on all surfaces to kill bacteria (and other people’s cooties) and having a medical-grade air purification system.
The spa-like bathrooms have rainforest 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.
We found rates in March for a King or Double room around the $199 mark or, for a PURE Room, around $259.
[Photos: Marriott International]