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Winning Entry Announced in Renaissance M Street’s illy Photo Contest


Washington, DC .- Caffé at the Renaissance M Street Hotel is pleased to announce the winning entry of the “Where Does Your illy Take You” photo contest: Byron Diaz-Citan, of Fairfax, Va. The contest called for creative snapshots of where people have been with their cup of illy coffee, in celebration of the upcoming FotoWeek DC.

Byron’s entry depicts an iconic Washington image outside Cafe Lautrec in Adams Morgan drinking from an illy cup of coffee. His imaginative photo used the illy cup in the most creative way, and encapsulated the Renaissance brand spirit of exploration and discovery.

Byron knew he wanted to incorporate something Washingtonians would recognize into his photograph, and as a former resident of Adams Morgan, knew just the image.

“I wanted give my photo some humor, while capturing a lesser known landmark than say, a monument,” he said. “Illy coffee is an art within itself and to even be in this contest brought me great joy.”

Byron winning photo will be framed and displayed in Caffè, along with six other running up entries. He also wins the Picture Perfect Weekend at Renaissance M Street Hotel, including two nights in junior suite accommodations, a $200 food and beverage credit at the hotel, 365 days of complimentary illy coffee at Caffé, and private transportation.

Situated at 1143 New Hampshire Avenue at M Street NW, in DC’s West End, the Renaissance M Street hotel is located between the energetic Georgetown and Dupont Circle neighborhoods, minutes from the metro and legendary city sites.

The Renaissance M Street hotel has a full service outdoor patio, emulating a bustling Italian piazza, featuring personal table service from the M Bar and Caffè menus, wireless internet access, and comfortable, contemporary umbrella seating for neighbors, hotel guests, and passers-by to enjoy all day and night.

In addition to the outdoor patio, this D.C. hotel flaunts a cosmopolitan lobby bar featuring a rotating exhibit of contemporary student art works from the Corcoran College of Art + Design, conveying class and provoking guests’ sense of discovery, while 10,800 square feet of event space appeals to business travelers with state-of-the-art meeting facilities. For more information or to make a reservation, call (888) 803-1298, or visit For more information on FotoWeek DC, please visit


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