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The Marriott Marquis Washington DC Already Has Its Opening Packages Lined Up

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April 1, 2014 at 12:41 PM | by | ()

The singsongy sounding Marriott Marquis Washington DC is still planning to open on May 1, but right now, reservations are being accepted online only for June 1 at a grand opening rate of $269 a night.

Yet in an effort to capitalize on the summer travel to DC (did you know this summer will be the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner?), the soon-to-be-largest hotel in DC (with 1,175 rooms) has put together three opening packages and they are actually deal-worthy. Here they are:

· Summer Weekends Deal: From June 1-September 1, the hotel is offering 40 percent off two night stays and 50 percent off three-night stays from Thursday-Sunday nights. Suites are exempt. All stays must be purchased in advance and are nonrefundable. Still, you can get a two night stay for just $108 a night or a three-night stay for just $90 a nigt. Book by May 23 to score the best rate. Use code NEW to book.

· Marriott Marquis’ Opening Pitch Package: For baseball fans, the hotel is offering weekday rates of $269 a night and weekend rates of $169 a night along with a fan tote bag, filled with two Nationals baseball hats and an official Washington Nationals program. Use code YX1 to book.

· Patriot Package: Starting from $169 a night, the package includes complimentary breakfast, in-room Internet, and a walking map that highlights DC’s interesting and unexpected historical locations. Use code ES2 to book.

While there's clearly plenty to do in DC, there's also a lot to explore in the hotel. Like the five restaurants and bars, a 6,500-sq.ft. concierge lounge, a bi-level fitness center, and a glass atrium lobby that features the largest piece of art in any Marriott hotel. Titled “The Birth of the American Flag,” by Baltimore-based sculptor Rodney Carroll, the 56-foot sculpture is made entirely of stainless steel. (That's it being constructed in the photo above.)

The hotel even has a bit of history itself as previously on the site was the Samuel Gompers AFL-CIO building known as "Plumbers Building." And it's conveniently attached to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center via underground concourse.

May Day isn't very far away, just a month now, but you can check out how the hotel is progressing on their Facebook page.

[Photo: Marriott Marquis Washington DC]

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