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Owned by DiamondRock Hospitality Company and Operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Washington, D.C. (June 12, 2014) - Westin Washington, D.C. City Center announced today the completion of its $17 million dollar enhancement of the 406-room property. Located in downtown Washington, D.C., just blocks from the White House and the K Street corridor, the hotel has made significant upgrades to its guest rooms, restaurant, lobby and meeting facilities. This transformation has resulted in an urban retreat featuring the Westin brand's signature services and amenities.

"The Westin brand promotes well-being and the enhancements we've made to this D.C. property are designed to inspire successful travel, work, meeting, and vacation experiences," said Patty Connolly, general manager. "This project coincides with the exciting revitalization of the 14th Street corridor in Washington, D.C. Our hotel, much like this city, has a storied past and we are looking forward to embracing an exciting new future. The striking redesign blended with our prime location is sure to make the Westin Washington, D.C. City Center the most desirable hotel in the nation's capital."


Each guest-room and suite at the hotel now features newly-remodeled bathrooms, fresh guest-room soft goods, 50-inch LED TVs, refrigerators and safes. All rooms now also offer the world-renowned Westin Heavenly® Bed - an oasis of lush sheets, down cushioning and a patented pillow-top mattress, which cradles and contours to the body for truly restorative sleep. Guests will revive in the Heavenly® Bath enhanced with the brand's Heavenly® Shower, Heavenly® Robe and White Tea Aloe bath amenities. All guest rooms feature wireless high-speed Internet access. The hotel also now offers the Westin brand's signature SuperFoodsRX® menu, which includes nutrient-rich and delicious options to tempt every palate.

New Dining Options at Fringetree

Blending modern design with healthful menu offerings, the Westin Washington, D.C. City Center introduces Fringetree, the innovative on-site restaurant and lounge. Located off the lobby, Fringetree provides the ideal atmosphere for a delectable meal or handcrafted cocktail. This modern and intimate creation fuses the contemporary feel of a sophisticated urban eatery with options for the health-conscious guest. The menu includes traditional dishes, as well as cutting-edge creations that encompass Westin's SuperFoods concept. A wide-ranging selection of wine, local beer on tap and cocktails complement the imaginative cuisine. A full-service dining outlet, Fringetree also offers an adjoining Grab-and-Go counter serving Starbucks® coffee, breakfast sandwiches and light fare.

Enlightened Meeting Space

The hotel's transformation also includes a new look and feel to 17,500 square-feet of versatile meeting and banquet space. With enhanced catering and event planning services, and the latest in meetings technology, Westin Washington, D.C. City Center makes the ideal venue for weddings, social galas and business functions. The hotel also offers Tangent™ at Westin, a sophisticated workspace concept that meets the changing needs of today's mobile business travelers and small workgroups.

Redesigned Lobby and Public Spaces

Developed with the guest's well-being in mind, the new lobby concept serves as a modern-day oasis from the demands of travel by incorporating natural elements, vertical gardens, flexible and functional seating. The Vertical Garden is a unique focal element of the new Westin lobby concept designed to improve indoor air quality and create a calming, more natural environment. Guests are transported from the everyday and are greeted with a unique balance of calm and energy, beginning with a more customized experience at the new Westin check-in pods. These freestanding structures replace the traditional hotel check-in desk and are ergonomically designed with work surfaces at optimum heights and a more spacious, personal guest interaction area.

Additional new facilities include an expanded 24-hour WestinWORKOUT® that provides guests a sleek, airy fitness studio featuring state-of-the-art Life Fitness® equipment combined with high-performance workouts. The property also offers Gear Lending with New Balance to add an extra vital element: sole. For a nominal charge, New Balance gear will be delivered to guestrooms to help visitors pack light and stay fit when on the road.

The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center is located at 1400 M Street, NW. For more information or reservations, please visit The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center is operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company.

Westin Hotels & Resorts, like all brands within Starwood's robust portfolio, is proud to offer the Starwood Preferred Guest® program, which made headlines when it launched in 1999 with a breakthrough policy of no blackout dates on Free Night Awards. SPG® offers members the ability to redeem awards at more resorts, more luxury properties, more European hotels and more golf properties than any other hotel program.

Award Winning Transformation

In April 2014, Starwood Hotels & Resorts  recognized DiamondRock Hospitality Company, owners of Westin Washington D.C. City Center, for its contributions to the hospitality management field and presented DiamondRock with a President's Award for its work on the purchase and comprehensive renovations of The Westin San Diego and The Westin Washington, D.C. Center.  The prestigious President's Award, given to only five of over 380 Starwood owners this year, recognizes companies and their leadership for demonstrating exceptional or unique achievements and for sharing Starwood's vision for the future. Examples of notable contributions include being an excellent global citizen, exhibiting the confidence to succeed, going the extra step, playing as a team and doing the right thing.

About Westin Hotels & Resorts

Westin Hotels & Resorts offers innovative programs that transform every aspect of a stay into a revitalizing experience. All Westin signature services - like the Heavenly Bed®, delicious SuperFoodsRx® and WestinWORKOUT® studio - have been designed with the guest's well-being in mind. Westin hotels, with more than 190 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries and 181,400 employees at its owned and managed properties.  Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands:  St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®.  The Company boasts one of the industry's leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates.  Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands.  For more information, please visit

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