Crystal City Marriott unveils multi-million dollar renovation
- July 22, 2012
The Crystal City Marriott, a 343-room hotel, has completed a $7 million dollar redesign. The investment by hotel owner, Vornado Realty Trust and manager, Marriott International, was designed to make the property a new destination for meetings, business and leisure travel in the Washington, D.C., area.
One of the hotel’s new amenities is a reinvented greatroom. The space includes seating with LCD televisions throughout, semi-private nooks for working/socializing and social communal tables, with some featuring Apple Mac desktop computers. The centerpiece of the greatroom is a bar offering a cocktail menu and a number of hand-crafted local brews from Port City Brewing Company in nearby Alexandria.
The renovation also includes Bell20, an American Tavern; meeting and event spaces such as the 3,450-square-foot Potomac ballroom, a fitness center, and a concierge lounge on the second floor.