· 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]