J.W. Marriott, Jr., Opens Residence Inn National Harbor Hotel
CEO Blogs About Diverse-Owned Extended-Stay Hotel in Maryland’s New National Harbor.
Today, J.W. Marriott, Jr., chairman and CEO, Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) participated in the grand opening of the 162-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Oxon Hill, Prince Georges County, Maryland.
“I think this is one of the finest Residence Inns I’ve ever seen,” said Bill Marriott. “There are very few hotels in the Washington, D.C. area that offer views of the Potomac River, but this hotel boasts some of the most spectacular river views around. This hotel is first class and I’m very proud of it.” Visit Bill Marriott’s blog –Marriott on the Move -- to see what else he has to say about the Residence Inn by Marriott National Harbor and visit his Flickr site to view pictures of the grand opening.
Located just south of Washington, D.C. and a short drive from Alexandria, VA, the Residence Inn National Harbor Washington, D.C. is part of the new National Harbor community, where visitors will find numerous businesses, popular restaurants and specialty shops within walking distance. The hotel will operate as a Marriott managed property and is owned by Integrated Capital, LLC, of Los Angeles, Calif. – the company’s eighth Marriott-branded hotel.
“We are thrilled to partner with Marriott once again,” said Kenneth Fearn, founder of Integrated Capital, LLC and a shining example of Diversity Ownership Initiative. “Marriott has the best hotel ownership program in the hospitality industry and more importantly, our values of diversity and inclusiveness are aligned. It’s truly a great partnership.”
The Residence Inn National Harbor Washington, D.C. showcases contemporary décor and finishes that reflect the comforts and luxuries of a modern American home. Each suite features a multi-functional living area with 32-inch high definition flat panel LCD television; fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. The hotel offers daily housekeeping services, complimentary grocery shopping services, luxury bedding, free high-speed Internet access and same-day dry cleaning service.
“We are pleased to introduce Residence Inn hotels in the Oxon Hill area,” said Tim Sheldon, senior vice president, brand management, extended stay for Marriott International. “This new hotel was designed to be a home away from home and provides a residential atmosphere and spacious accommodations for guest comfort.”
A complimentary hot breakfast buffet, HomeTouch is available each morning in the lobby area. Other hotel facilities and services include an indoor swimming pool, billiards room, exercise room, a bar/restaurant serving drinks and light fare, weeknight social hour, a patio equipped with a gas fire pit that overlooks the Potomac River and a business center. The hotel also offers 1425 square feet of meeting space to accommodate small meetings and functions of up to 110 people.
A leader in extended-stay lodging, Residence Inn offers more than 550 hotels in 47 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Mexico. Residence Inn participates in the company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards program, which enables members to earn their choice of points toward free vacations or frequent flyer mileage in their preferred airline program for dollars spent at more than 2,500 Marriott hotels in 56 countries.
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