SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

December 10, 2012 10:43 ET

Crystal Gateway Marriott Is Proud to Offer Green Meetings

Virginia Green Lodging Hotel Participates in Eco-Friendly Meetings

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - Dec 10, 2012) - Crystal Gateway Marriott proudly offers Green Meetings as part of its meeting space in Northern VA. The hotel's meetings are part of Marriott International's Green Meetings initiative, providing a variety of products and services to help the environment. Throughout the hotel and within guest rooms, the hotel takes the green initiative seriously. Water conserving toilets are in all guest rooms, purified water stations are available in foyer areas, and sensors and water conserving faucets have been installed in all public restrooms.

In addition to this Marriott initiative, Crystal Gateway Marriott is part of Virginia Green Lodging. Virginia Green is the state of Virginia's campaign to promote environmentally-friendly practices in Virginia's tourism industry. Virginia Green encourages participants to reduce their environmental impacts in all aspects of their operations. Crystal Gateway Marriott is proud to be part of the state's initiative.

This event venue in Arlington, VA also uses recycled office paper, plastic, and glass, as well as recycled materials in the kitchen. Energy-efficient light bulbs are throughout meeting areas, and paperless menus and billing are provided for meetings. Buffet tables offered by the hotel are Southern Aluminum, which are made from recycled materials.

When choosing banquet rooms in Arlington, VA, meeting and social event planners will find the hotel provides an incredible location for popular DC sights and attractions, with a Metro stop accessible from the hotel lobby. In addition to the Metro, other eco-friendly forms of transportation are available, such as the Capital Bikeshare program offered throughout DC. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to and from nearby Reagan National Airport. The event services manager will help make business meetings, conferences and social events successful. A total of 35,000 square feet of space, 27 meeting rooms, and a ballroom that holds up to 2100 guests offers ample space for small or large events.

Spacious guest rooms feature luxurious bedding, modern bathrooms, workstations, and high-speed Internet. The hotel features an Einstein Bagels in the lobby, and onsite dining options offering a variety of cuisine, from American to Mediterranean. Recreational activities include a state-of-the-art fitness center and indoor pool.

For more information about Green Meetings or if interested in planning an event, please call the Sales Department at 1-703-920-3230, ext. 5198.

About Crystal Gateway Marriott
Crystal Gateway Marriott, a hotel in Crystal City, VA, offers an ideal location for vacations, business trips and weekend getaways. Newly renovated, our hotel offers exceptional accommodations, complimentary Wi-Fi in the lobby and multiple dining options including Einstein Bagels. The hotel is surrounded by Arlington's best shopping and dining at the Crystal City shops and The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. The Crystal City Metro stop can be accessed from the lobby of the hotel, allowing guests to reach the best museums, monuments and attractions in the surrounding area. Perfect for conferences, meetings and social events, the Arlington, VA meeting rooms feature banquet facilities and 27 meeting rooms, including a 16,000 square foot ballroom, totaling 35,377 sq. ft. of meeting space. This hotel in Arlington is also conveniently located one mile from Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA).

About Marriott Hotels & Resorts
Marriott Hotels & Resorts continues to inspire and provide a balanced life on the road for discerning and high-achieving business and leisure travelers, offering warm, professional service; sophisticated yet functional guest room design; lobby spaces that facilitate working, dining and socializing; restaurants and bars serving international cuisine prepared simply and from the freshest ingredients; meeting and event spaces and services that are gold standard; and expansive, 24-hour fitness facilities. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.MarriottHotels.com

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