PALM BEACH, Fla.—Officials of Island Hospitality Management announced the completion of a $5 million renovation and the conversion of the Washington Inn Guest Suites to the Residence Inn by Marriott Washington D.C./Foggy Bottom. The 103-suite hotel, formerly a DoubleTree by Hilton, is the only branded hotel in the historic neighborhood.
“This hotel has the enviable position of being located in a quaint, historic neighborhood and is the only branded, extended stay hotel within easy walking distance to the World Bank, four embassies, the Kennedy Center and the State Department,” said Tim Walker, president and CEO of Island. “Residence Inn by Marriott long ago established the benchmark for extended stay hotels, and with this comprehensive renovation, the newest member of the family sets a new standard for this bellwether brand.”
The renovation included an expanded lobby to accommodate the Residence Inn’s complimentary breakfast, evening social hours and mid-week dinners and an enlarged fitness center. The 700-square foot guest suites were completely renovated, including new granite bathrooms, full kitchens, new furnishings, and soft goods.
“There is no other hotel in this part of the city providing the size and quality of accommodation, or the value added amenities, that this Residence Inn offers,” said Jeff Waldt, senior vice president sales and marketing. “We thoroughly researched the marketplace and are confident that the flag change to the Residence Inn by Marriott brand, combined with the multi-million dollar renovation that upgraded virtually every aspect of the hotel, best meets the needs and demands of today’s business and leisure travelers.”
The pet friendly Residence Inn by Marriot Washington D.C./Foggy Bottom features a roof-top pool, expanded fitness facility, and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout.