Just before all the inauguration craziness in Washington, D.C., I had the opportunity to spend a weekend at the very newly renovated Washington Marriott Georgetown. You may have seen me posting about my experience there on Twitter and Facebook with their Marriott Reward Points program (I’m a sucker for free points – ha!). From meeting space to rooms, they just completed a $28Million renovation and the results of their work was easy to see from the moment you stepped into the hotel. You also immediately notice their great location (between Georgetown and Dupont Circle, in the heart of D.C.) is one of their most attractive highlights.
The lobby has been completely redone and is a modern take on everything I think a lobby should be. Simple checkin, lots of work spaces with free wifi and all the essentials (wireless chargers, snacks and drinks). Adjacent to the lobby is their new M Club Lounge – designed for ultimate comfort for their Elite and Club members and has super speedy wifi, plenty of places to charge and work, different seating arrangements for every style and hot food offered in the morning and evenings. To be fair, my favorite part was the wine on tap! With just a scan of my room key, you could purchase a glass of wine from the tap – perfect for an introverted techy like me!
There’s a new restaurant located on the ground floor and the food was absolutely delicious!
We had the pleasure of staying in one of their suites and the rooms are modern, spacious and elevated. They took input from over 5,000 customers representing a wide range of demographics to design these rooms and you can tell. The rooms are comfortable, useful and flexible for many needs.
Of course, every meeting planner out there wants to know about their meeting space. The first thing I noticed, though I didn’t say anything about it, was a dedicated office for their Event Technology Manager, right on the meeting floor level. From a tech perspective, how much better could it get? The rooms are very flexible and have the ability to accommodate groups, both large and small. They reflect many of the characteristics of more modern venues – rewriteable surfaces, magnetic panels, shared-screen technology and common working/living spaces.
If you’re hosting an event in DC, I strongly recommend checking out the Marriott Georgetown. With their renovated style and ah-mazing customer service, you’ll have all the flexibility you need to design the meeting or event of your dreams!
THE AWESOME: The meeting space at the Washington Marriott Georgetown is great with lots of natural light in the smaller breakouts and common areas. And, to top it off, the customer service really puts this venue on the map. If you’re looking to work with staff who make it happen for you and your guests, this is the place to come!
THINGS TO NOTE: Don’t miss an experience in their restaurant downstairs called The Visiteur! The food is delicious and locally sourced. And, as the staff about doing a private cooking class in their private dining room – it’ll be an experience for your guests to remember!
MY VERDICT: A great pick for meetings and events in the DC area. If your group is ~500 or less, this space gives a lot of flexibility and had that modern feel you’re looking for!
This is a sponsored post – I received compensation in exchange for writing this review. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.