SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

October 26, 2011 10:50 ET

Cirque du Soleil Is Coming to DC This Fall

Enjoy Pre- or Post-Show Cocktails and Appetizers at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel's Restaurant, miXX

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Oct 26, 2011) - A Washington, DC escape can be all that and more for those attending one of the eight upcoming performances of Cirque du Soleil. They not only have the opportunity to escape with Zoé in the presentation of Quidam, but can also create their own getaway, just a few blocks away at one of the trendy hotels in Washington, DC.

Whether looking to create a couple's getaway in Washington, DC or a family outing, the stylish Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel not only provides gracious accommodations, but offers a selection of fine restaurants in the Washington, DC downtown district, including the eclectic miXX, an ideal destination for pre- or post-performance appetizers and drinks. A favored choice for exciting drinks, miXX is known for its indigenous cocktail, "The Watergate," a contemporary spin-off of the Ward 8 classic utilizing Maker's Mark, Grand Mariner, Myers original dark rum, sugar, bitters, pineapple and ginger. Open daily for dinner, one of the restaurant's most popular menu items is Fresh Lump Chesapeake Crab Cake with pickled watermelon. With delightful fare and blissful drinks, and conveniently located inside one of the premier hotels near the Verizon Center, miXX and other Renaissance restaurants, including the The Presidents Sports Bar, Fifteen Squares Restaurant and Liberty Market, make it easy for those attending Cirque du Soleil to create a relaxing escape.

Cirque du Soleil's Quidam performance has been captivating North American audiences for nearly a year with a cast of 52 world-class acrobats, musicians singers and characters. Performances are scheduled for Wednesday through Sunday, November 16-20, 2011. Evening performances will begin at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, November 16-19 and afternoon performances are set for 3:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, November 18-19; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 20.

Guests at the downtown Renaissance enjoy opulent accommodations in one of the city's most historic and culturally astute neighborhoods. Meticulous guest rooms and spacious hotel suites feature natural lighting and captivating views, luxurious bedding packages topped with cotton-rich linens and room service. A standout among hotels near the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, the Renaissance also offers Club Level accommodations for added amenities including a complimentary Club Lounge breakfast, evening hors d'oeuvres and beverages.

About the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel sits boldly amidst the Penn Quarter district between Capitol Hill and the White House, putting travelers in easy reach of popular business and sightseeing destinations, including the National Mall monuments. Stylish accommodations include an offering of allergy-friendly rooms in addition to typical guest rooms and 13 impressive suites. In addition to typical sight-seeing destinations, this prestigious hotel is within walking distance of boutique shopping, art galleries and fine gourmet restaurants.

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