New Hotel and Residence Bring Modern Design and Sophistication to the Crystal City Skyline

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    Two new exciting additions to the Crystal City skyline opened on the 9th March — the 300-room Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel and the 325 all-suite Residence Inn Arlington Capital View. Designed to be LEED® Silver certified, the duet of hotels showcase award-winning modern architecture and bring more than 250 new jobs to the community. Both properties are owned by The JBG Companies of Chevy Chase, Md. and are managed by Marriott International, Inc. RENAISSANCE ARLINGTON CAPITAL VIEW HOTEL:

    The Renaissance Arlington Capital View is a stunning property offering a remarkable combination of luminous design and intuitive technology. From the glass encased meeting spaces with open-air terraces, to the modern sculptures and “green roof”, this hotel exudes style and sophistication. The 300-room hotel—with a unique location, ultra-convenient amenities, 17,354 sq ft of event space, including a 10,000 sq. ft. unobstructed ballroom—is designed to create an experience like no other. The property is at the forefront of adaptability and service with its integration of emerging event technology, flat screen panels that control A/V, lighting and atmosphere as well as the enhanced networks for connectivity. The Renaissance Arlington Capital View will present a complete Renaissance experience designed for the modern discoverer who lives to unearth life’s hidden gems: collecting new tastes, sights, sounds, and experiences and making them their own.

    Design elements throughout the hotel entice the eyes with a new discovery around every turn. From the modern kinetic wood sculpture titled “Dance of the Forest” by Charlie Whinney to the custom light fixtures and wall treatments that mimic the motion of water droplets, the theme of motion travels throughout the property.

    Each of the hotel’s guest rooms incorporates a soothing color scheme with blue and platinum tones. Other amenities include plush Renaissance bedding; high-speed Internet via cable or WiFi, 42-inch flat-screen high def televisions and iPod docking stations, and is complete with a personal refreshment area featuring a mini-fridge for guests to use. Business and leisure travelers both will appreciate the comfortable ergonomic executive chairs, spacious desk space, the proprietary plug-in technology panel which allows guests to connect their own cameras and laptops to the TVs and the spa-like bathrooms which feature terry cloth bathrobes and Aveda® spa products.

    Both savvy travelers and locals alike will enjoy the intimate, 96-seat SOCCi (pronounced so-chee) restaurant featuring modern Italian cuisine from Executive Chef David Creamer. The restaurant and bar are both accessible from the street and include an open kitchen design, expanded pet-friendly outdoor seating area and a Chef‘s Tasting Room. The hotel also houses a full service Espressamente illy café with an outdoor patio, offering a variety of espresso beverages, grab and go sandwiches and light fare prepared daily.

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    Daniel Fountain / 28.03.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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