SOURCE: Marriott International
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Sep 26, 2012) - The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel invites its guests to explore the city and experience it in a way that only locals can with in-the-know-recommendations from the hotel's Navigator. And while the annual Taste of DC event is no secret, it's a sure-fire way to discover the best dining in Washington, DC.
On the weekend of October 6 to 8, 2012, DC's historic Pennsylvania Avenue, between the White House and the Capitol, will transform into the city's largest food and beverage extravaganza. Conveniently located for guests of this downtown Washington, DC luxury hotel, the three-day event brings more than 50 DC-area restaurants and food trucks to its Restaurant Row, while The Beer Garden presented by Stella Artois will offer 30 specialty local, imported and domestic beers. From 12 to 7pm, restaurants will offers tastings for $1 to $3, while other items will go for as little as $4; there is a 4-item limit per restaurant. The Beer Garden will have tastings on tap for $2 to $3, with full beers for just $5 to $7. Throughout the event beverages will include soft drinks ($3 and less), beer ($5-$6) and wine ($5-$7).
One of the biggest attractions at this culinary event, just minutes from this hotel's Washington, DC accommodations, is Ben's Chili Bowl's World Chili Eating Championships. The two-day competition begins with the amateurs on October 6 and the professionals on October 7. Find out if anyone can out-eat last year's winner, Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, who ate 2 gallons of DC chili in just six minutes. Taste of DC also features live performances, interactive games and a Family Zone for kids of all ages. To learn more, visit http://thetasteofdc.org/.
Staying at the Renaissance Downtown Washington, DC Hotel will put you within steps of this annual culinary event, and with its amazing Washington, DC hotel offer, you'll be well-fed and well-rested, with money to spend on what's important -- more food at the festival. With the Breakfast and Parking package, starting at $259 a night, you'll enjoy a buffet breakfast for two, valet parking and accommodations in one of this hotel's newly renovated guestrooms. To receive this special deal, mention/enter the promotional code PKG when booking. With the Breakfast and Parking package, you can experience all this great city has to offer during the day and retire to a comfortable and chic boutique hotel at the end of the night.
About the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
Style meets substance at the Renaissance Downtown Washington, DC Hotel, located directly across from the Washington Convention Center and just blocks from the city's top attractions. This luxury hotel in the Penn Quarter District offers beautiful accommodations with natural lighting and stunning views. Guestrooms and suites offer soundproof windows, coffee/tea service, high-speed wireless Internet access, TV with premium cable channels, a spacious desk and Sophisticated Sleep Package with a deluxe mattress and luxurious linens. This recently renovated hotel also offers PURE® allergy-friendly rooms and club-level accommodations with enhanced services, upgraded amenities and lounge access with continental breakfast, evening hors d'oeuvres and all-day beverages. All guests can enjoy dining at any of this DC hotel's five dining venues including American bistro fare at Fifteen Squares Restaurant, drinks at miXX, light fare and drinks at The Presidents Sports Bar, specialty coffee beverages at Starbucks and grab-and-go sandwiches and snacks at Liberty Market. Exploring the nation's capital is easy from this Penn Quarter District hotel, located between Capitol Hill and the White House and just a few blocks from the Spy Museum, Chinatown, the National Mall's monuments and museums and sports and concerts at Verizon Center. A full day of sightseeing or meetings calls for some down time, and this hotel offers custom treatments at the Aura Spa and a fully equipped Vida fitness center. If you're a government or corporate traveler and looking to host clients and coworkers, this downtown hotel offers 64,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and event space and top-notch planning services.