Washington, DC – March 24, 2014 – Washington Marriott Georgetown recently unveiled its new vibrant Greatroom lobby. The reimagined Greatroom is part of Marriott Hotels brand initiative to transform lobbies from a formal living room into a local destination where people spend time, by themselves or with friends or colleagues, to relax, socialize or get work done. The renovation is an investment by the hotel’s owners, Highgate Holdings, Inc.
“We are thrilled to introduce our new look to the neighborhood,” said Kori Johnson, general manager, Washington Marriott Georgetown. “Our guests desire interesting spaces, which create a sophisticated yet relaxing ambiance that fosters relaxation, work and social gatherings. Our Greatroom lobby has delivered that and more and we’re excited for our guests to experience our Greatroom in person.”
Whitespace Interiors, of Chicago, Ill., re-envisioned the lobby to capture the essence of Georgetown’s historic character. The furnishings complement this new aesthetic with tailored and comfortable forms that are rooted in tradition. Custom hand-woven area rugs that depict the streets and cobblestones of old Georgetown line the floor as a reminder of the hotel’s vibrant and cosmopolitan location.
“The hotel had a need for a more current and collaborative gathering area for the hotel’s guests,” said Heather O’Sullivan, principal, Whitespace Interiors. “The design delivers a compelling balance between functional and visual qualities—using warm, honest and timeless materials.”
Washington Marriott Georgetown’s Greatroom features a new “5/10/20” menu designed by Executive Chef Lauren Uthenwoldt, which consists of locally sourced small bites, shareable plates and lounge friendly entrees. In addition, the Greatroom features a welcoming reception area designed to make it easier for guests and hotel staff to interact. With free Wi-Fi and power outlets throughout, guests and locals can boot up and work on their laptops or kick back and relax with their own tablets.
Washington Marriott Georgetown also features new Marriott Hotels brand technology, designed for guests who embrace the mobile lifestyle for work as well as leisure. Apps include:
-Red Coat Direct (www.redcoatdirect.marriott.com), a first-of-its-kind app that lets meeting organizers adjust and edit their meeting requests and preferences with a touch of a button and without ever leaving the meeting room.
-Mobile Check-In & Check-Out (www.marriott.com/marriott/mobile-apps.mi), that provides an enhanced arrival experience with check-in up to two hours before arrival and automatic notifications when a room is ready.
-Workspace On Demand (www.workspaceondemand.marriott.com) powered by Liquidspace, that allows guests to book both free and paid meeting spaces as easily as they book a guest room