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03/09/2011

New Renaissance Hotel and Residence Inn Arlington Capital View Bring Modern Design and Sophistication to the Crystal City Skyline

Exterior_Hotel_Night_3104 Arlington, Va. -- Two new exciting additions to the Crystal City skyline opened today -- the 300-room Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel and the 325 all-suite Residence Inn Arlington Capital View.  Designed to be LEED® Silver certified, the duet of hotels showcase award-winning modern architecture and bring more than 250 new jobs to the community.  Both  properties are owned by The JBG Companies of Chevy Chase, Md. and are managed by Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR). 

For a first look at the hotels, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMTfavt760I.

“It has been over 20 years since Arlington’s Crystal City has seen a new hotel development, and we are excited to provide  many job opportunities to the area.” said Jerry Caliguire, general manager, Renaissance Arlington Capital View and Residence Inn Arlington Capital View.  “Both hotels have their own modern amenities with a unique style and sophistication that the Renaissance and Residence Inn guests have come to expect.  We are thrilled to open our doors and look forward to serving our community and our guests.”

RENAISSANCE ARLINGTON CAPITAL VIEW HOTEL:
The Renaissance Arlington Capital View is a stunning property offering a remarkable combination of luminous design and intuitive technology. From the glass encased meeting spaces with open-air terraces, to the modern sculptures and “green roof”, this hotel exudes style and sophistication.  The 300-room hotel—with a unique location, ultra-convenient amenities, 17,354 sq ft of event space, including a 10,000 sq. ft. unobstructed ballroom—is designed to create an experience like no other.  The property is at the forefront of adaptability and service with its integration of emerging event technology, flat screen panels that control A/V, lighting and atmosphere as well as the enhanced networks for connectivity.  The Renaissance Arlington Capital View will present a complete Renaissance experience designed for the modern discoverer who lives to unearth life’s hidden gems: collecting new tastes, sights, sounds, and experiences and making them their own.

Design elements throughout the hotel entice the eyes with a new discovery around every turn.  From the modern kinetic wood sculpture titled “Dance of the Forest” by Charlie Whinney to the custom light fixtures and wall treatments that mimic the motion of water droplets, the theme of motion travels throughout the property.

Each of the hotel’s guest rooms incorporates a soothing color scheme with blue and platinum tones. Other amenities include plush Renaissance bedding; high-speed Internet via cable or WiFi, 42-inch flat-screen high def televisions and iPod docking stations, and is complete with a personal refreshment area featuring a mini-fridge for guests to use. Business and leisure travelers both will appreciate the comfortable ergonomic executive chairs, spacious desk space, the proprietary plug-in technology panel which allows guests to connect their own cameras and laptops to the TVs and the spa-like bathrooms which feature terry cloth bathrobes and Aveda® spa products. 

Both savvy travelers and locals alike will enjoy the intimate, 96-seat SOCCi (pronounced so-chee) restaurant featuring modern Italian cuisine from Executive Chef David Creamer. The restaurant and bar are both accessible from the street and include an open kitchen design, expanded pet-friendly outdoor seating area and a Chef‘s Tasting Room. The hotel also houses a full service Espressamente illy café with an outdoor patio, offering a variety of espresso beverages, grab and go sandwiches and light fare prepared daily. 

RESIDENCE INN ARLINGTON CAPITAL VIEW:
The southern end of the complex houses the Residence Inn Arlington Capital View, which is designed to help extended stay business travelers to thrive on long stays. Featuring upscale design and style, the 325 spacious suites provide guests with separate living and sleeping areas with flat-screen TV's, full kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.  The hotel’s expanded lobby offers a stylish environment with a library, urban fireplace and an outdoor fire pit. Guests may enjoy free WiFi, as well as complimentary daily hot breakfast, grocery delivery and evening social hour during the week. 

The hotel offers a total of 3,628 sq. ft. of unobstructed meeting space including a large 2,700 sq. ft. meeting room featuring built in A/V and emerging technology, perfect for small meetings and executive retreats.  Residence Inn Arlington Capital View provides a unique offering to not only the business traveler and meeting planners, but also for families who seek the amenities of the Residence Inn with the option to enjoy a full-service Renaissance experience.

Both hotels share a swimming pool and 2,500 sq. ft. fitness facility featuring state of the art weight training and cardio equipment overlooking the green roof and outdoor sunspace.

The dual-branded development's footprint, location and design allows for unprecedented views of the nation's capital, the tranquil Potomac River, quaint Old Town Alexandria, the urban landscape of Crystal City and the silent motion of planes landing and trains passing by.  Guests can stay in and watch from the comfort of their well appointed room, wander the cobblestone streets of Old Town Alexandria, walk to Crystal City’s unique shops and dining destinations or explore the upscale shopping and dining hot spots of Del Ray; or bike, jog or walk the Mount Vernon historical trail lined with trees and history.

Situated at the 28th block of South Potomac Avenue in Arlington, just south of the Crystal City dining and business districts, the hotels are minutes from the offices of PBS, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and government agencies like the Pentagon and EPA.  Conveniently located a ½ mile from Reagan National Airport and near the Crystal City Metro Station on the Yellow and Blue lines, the hotels provide complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport and metro station.  Guests are also within minutes from national and local attractions such as the Arlington National Cemetery, The Smithsonian Institute, The Kennedy Center and the National Mall.

For more information or reservations, contact the Renaissance and Residence Inn Arlington Capital View hotels at directly at (703) 413-1300, call Marriott's Worldwide Reservations Center at (800) 228-9290, or visit the hotels' website at www.RenaissanceArlington.com or www.ResidenceInnArlingtonCapitalView.com.

About Renaissance Hotels
RENAISSANCE HOTELS is an upscale brand with more than 145 properties in 32 countries that speaks to passionate travelers in search of authentic local discoveries when traveling for business or leisure. Renaissance Hotels has recently welcomed several new "gems" to its global collection - the boutique Renaissance Malmo hotel in Sweden, the historic Stanford Court hotel in San Francisco, the exotic Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino in the Dutch Caribbean, the opulent Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel and the modern Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel.  These hotels join a rich portfolio defined by distinctive and well-known icons such as the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, La Concha Renaissance San Juan, Renaissance New York Hotel 57 and Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe.  All Renaissance hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay.  To make reservations and for more information, visit www.renaissancehotels.com .  Follow Renaissance on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/RenaissanceHotels, on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/RenHotels, and via the RLifeblog at www.therenaissancelife.com.

About Residence Inn by Marriott
A leader in extended stay travel, Residence Inn by Marriott is designed to help extended stay business travelers to Thrive on Long Stays.  Residence Inn helps guests keep all aspects of their life in balance through connectivity to home and office, health and fitness options, and comfortable places to work or relax – including guests traveling with their families, or for personal travel.  With more than 600 all-suite properties in the U.S., Canada, and Costa Rica, Residence Inn by Marriott offers free breakfast, free Internet, spacious suites (with studio, one-and two-bedroom options), a swimming pool and welcome pet policy, all at a moderate price. For more information or to book, visit www.residenceinn.com or call 1-800-MARRIOTT.

About The JBG Companies:
Headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, The JBG Companies is an active developer, owner and operator of office, residential, hotel and retail properties with more than $10 billion in assets under management and development. JBG has established a reputation as one of the leading real estate companies in the Washington metropolitan area. Founded in 1960, in 2010 The JBG Companies marked half a century of business success and charitable involvement in the greater Washington community. More information can be found by visiting the company's Web site: www.JBG.com, or by calling 240.333.3600.

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