Courtyard Washington, D.C./Foggy Bottom Welcomes Guests In Town For National Cherry Blossom Festival

Foggy Bottom hotel offers deluxe accommodations near the nation's greatest springtime celebration

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The nation's greatest springtime celebration is set to bloom in Washington, D.C., and the Courtyard Washington, D.C./Foggy Bottom is ready to get festive with the lowest available rates that are inviting for everyone.

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The National Cherry Blossom Festival, set for March 20 to April 13, 2014, is an outdoor event near the hotel in Washington, D.C., that features everything from paddle boat rides, Japanese teas and a community art show to unique fitness classes, kite festival and stage shows. The peak bloom season for the cherry blossoms is expected to occur April 8-12.

The Foggy Bottom hotel will offer deluxe accommodations from $95 per night to encourage visitors to partake in the many activities planned during the festival. The hotel's prime location in Foggy Bottom Washington, D.C., allows out-of-towners to easily attend the festival while also witnessing some of the country's most impressive and historic places including the Washington Monument, Lincoln Monument, Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, Smithsonian National Zoological Park and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Spy enthusiasts will love visiting the nearby International Spy Museum for a closer look at the history of espionage throughout the world and to get a look at many spy artifacts. History and political buffs can step back in time with a visit to Mount Vernon, the beloved home of George Washington set on the Potomac River. Tour the 500-acre estate as costumed guides explain its history while answering questions such as "did Washington really chop down a cherry tree?"

At the end of the day, lodgers staying at the hotel near the White House can enjoy a delicious dinner at The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect. The casual, café-style eatery offers a variety of classic dishes prepared with fresh ingredients and a creative twist. Diners can enjoy Asian chicken salad, turkey BLT, cheddar French dip, pizza, the Bistro burger and more. The Bistro also offers craft, imported and domestic beers, custom-created cocktails and wines by the glass. Starbucks coffee is available in the mornings.

Visitors will be able to relax in spacious rooms with luxurious beds topped with cotton-rich sheets and plenty of fluffy pillows while watching movies or premium cable channels on flat-screen TVs. Other attractive in-room amenities include coffeemakers, irons and ironing boards, desk-level electrical outlets, mini-refrigerators and pull-out sofa beds and available rollaway beds when extra sleeping space is needed.

About the Courtyard Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom

The Courtyard Washington, D.C./Foggy Bottom at 515 20th St. NW in Washington, District of Columbia, provides easily access to the Washington Monument, White House, Smithsonian National Museum of National History, Lincoln Monument and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The hotel boats 147 rooms and two suites as well as three meeting rooms with 1,720 square feet of flexible event space, a new lobby, The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect., a fitness center and indoor pool. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the property. For information, visit www.marriott.com/WASFB, call 1-202-296-5700 and add the hotel to a circle on Google Plus.

About Courtyard by Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests' needs for choice and control. With more than 860 locations in 30 countries, Courtyard is Marriott's largest brand. All Courtyard by Marriott hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For reservations, go to www.courtyard.com or contact a travel professional.

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Media Contact: George Enos, Courtyard Washington, D.C./Foggy Bottom, 1-202-733-4520, George.Enos@marriott.com

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