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MARQUI_200809_11.JPG: Per the most recent DC Health Advisory, all licensed restaurants and bars are closed effective 10PM, 3/16/20. Please direct your questions to the Front Desk. Thank you!
MARQUI_200809_19.JPG: Please note that the hotel is currently closed.
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Wikipedia Description: Washington Marriott Marquis
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Marriott Marquis Washington, DC is a luxury hotel owned by Capstone Development, the District of Columbia, ING Clarion Real Estate Investment, Marriott International, and Quadrangle Development Corporation in Washington, D.C., in the United States. The operator is Marriott International. It opened on May 1, 2014, and has 1,175 rooms (which includes 49 suites), a lobby with multi-story atrium, and four dining outlets on the first floor. The hotel has 14 stories above ground, and four stories below.
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC is considered a "convention center headquarters hotel", designed both to provide housing for attendees at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (which is across the street) and to augment the convention center by providing smaller, more versatile meeting room space. The Marriott Marquis Washington, DC has 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2) of meeting room space, which includes a 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) main ballroom and two smaller 10,800-square-foot (1,000 m2) ballrooms. The building is topped by a 18,800-square-foot (1,750 m2) glass-encased penthouse, and a 5,200-square-foot (480 m2) outdoor event terrace. The hotel is connected to the convention center via an underground concourse.
Deciding to build a hotel
The Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.'s second convention center, opened on December 10, 1982. But just eight years later, the facility's small size and a nationwide boom in the construction of convention centers had caused the 285,000-square-foot (26,500 m2) convention center to see a dramatic drop in business. In May 1990, the city unveiled plans for a new $685 million 2,300,000-square-foot (210,000 m2) convention center. Ground was broken for the new Walter E. Washington Convention Center on October 2, 1998.
With few hotels near the new convention center, the need for a "convention headquarters hotel" was seen ...More...
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2020 photos: The year is too new to have anything to report. The Covid-19 pandemic cut off most events here in DC after March 11 and even cut off going outside after awhile. The only bright side about a pandemic which killed over a quarter of a million Americans is that the incompetence of the federal government in dealing with it probably flipped the election in November.