SOURCE: Marriott International
ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - Jul 26, 2012) - Hotels are no longer just a place to sleep -- they're a home away from home. At the Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport, an Arlington, VA hotel, a $7-million redesign has transformed this 343-room hotel into a destination all its own.
The renovation touched areas throughout this hotel in Arlington, Virginia. Two new breakout rooms were added to the hotel's more than 10,000 square feet of meeting space, bringing the number of meeting spaces to 11. The fitness center now offers 1,400 square feet of state-of-the-art cardio and weight-training equipment, perfect for the casually active, athletic or military guest. Guests staying in concierge-level rooms can enjoy access to the new private lounge featuring free Wi-Fi, semi-private seating areas, continental breakfast and cocktail service.
The new centerpiece of this hotel near Ronald Reagan National Airport, however, is the Greatroom, a reimagined lobby experience offering spaces for working, relaxing, dining and socializing. Guests will find seating with LCD TVs, semi-private nooks, communal tables and state-of-the-art work stations with desktop computers. The Greatroom is both functional and stylish, blending modern technology with natural elements including textured walls, leather chairs, marble floors, natural-tile accents, recycled 55-gallon drums, hammered metal and reclaimed wood.
"Our guests are thrilled with the renovation," Scott McClinton, general manager of this hotel in Crystal City, says. "We know our guests want style and sophistication without sacrificing comfort, and we designed this Greatroom to meet the needs of today's traveler whether they are working, playing or doing a little of both."
The renovation also introduced BELL20 restaurant and bar. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant features a menu of American comfort classics with a modern twist, refreshing cocktails, wines by the glass, more than 30 bottled beers and a handful of locally crafted brews.
About the Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport
At the newly renovated Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport, guests will find a comfortable and convenient stay with a style all its own. With modern upgrades and additions including a reimagined lobby concept and additional event spaces, this business-friendly hotel is the ideal stay for those in town to explore Alexandria, Arlington or DC. Each of the luxurious rooms and suites features a work desk, breakfast room-service and Marriott's signature Revive bedding package with rich cotton linens, fluffy pillows and down comforters. For additional amenities and access to the private lounge, opt for a concierge-level room. Located just one mile from the airport, this Arlington hotel offers complimentary shuttle service, a fitness center, indoor pool and 12 meeting rooms spread across 9,866 square feet. You'll find innovative takes on American classics at the new BELL20 bar and restaurant, offering local microbrews and items including chopped salads, burgers and cooked-to-order eggs. With on-site Metro access, it's easy to explore the area's biggest attractions including the Kennedy Center, the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon Trails, DC's museums and monuments and Alexandria's historic homes and waterfront shopping and dining.