SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

November 14, 2013 15:27 ET

Crystal Gateway Marriott Shines With Its Renovated Grand Ballroom

After One Summer, $3 Million and Plenty of Inspiration, Pentagon City Hotel Unveils a Glittering New Event Space

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2013) - Events, whether they're big or small, professional or personal, usually involve a fair amount of customization. Seat covers, tablecloths and even the A/V presentations all help define the feeling of an event. And yet, for all the personalization that goes on, the event space is hardly a blank canvas. Or at least it shouldn't be. Proving that the venue is as important as the event, the Crystal Gateway Marriott recently invested $3 million in renovating its Grand Ballroom. And the results are nothing short of sparkling.

Spanning 12,000 square feet, the Grand Ballroom incorporates a repertoire of features that set it apart from other Arlington, VA banquet rooms. State-of-the-art lighting and a premium sound system ensure that guests can be seen and heard in any context they desire, whether it's for a romantic wedding reception or an energetic conference. Brand-new carpeting and restrooms take care of the important details that make a space feel fresh. And contemporary touches, from the clean-lined furniture to integrated patterns in textiles and lighting fixtures, feel at once modern and inspiring.

Taking a cue from its name, the hotel designed its new Grand Ballroom with neutral colors and elegant accents like aubergine, gold and cerulean. Glass, metal and fabric, meanwhile, intersect in fixtures and furnishings to engender a setting that is at once flexible and uniquely modern.

Other enhancements to this Arlington, VA event facility include a vibrant, new pre-function space and electronic reader boards, features that are especially attractive to group bookings. After all, as groups explore options in the Arlington, VA area, no property can match this Pentagon City hotel for top-of-the-line accommodations; convenient city, airport and Metro access; and, now, well-appointed function rooms that graciously accommodate any event and do anything but fade into the background.

For more information, please visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasgw-crystal-gateway-marriott/ or call 1-866-725-1860.

About the Crystal Gateway Marriott
Located in Arlington, Virginia, the Crystal Gateway Marriott offers guests the ultimate in comfort and convenience. Its 615 guest rooms and 82 luxurious suites are equipped with ergonomic desks, HD televisions, technology panels and, for a fee, high-speed Internet. Two concierge levels enhance guests' visits with complimentary continental breakfast and all-day drinks, while the fitness center includes cardiovascular equipment, free weights, a whirlpool and an indoor-outdoor connecting pool for those who like to stay active. When it's time to refuel, guests can enjoy a variety of options, including the relaxed Atrium restaurant for American fare and the Mediterranean-inspired Restaurant Mez. The hotel also has 27 meeting rooms with 35,377 square feet of stylish event space for corporate visitors. Rounding out the hotel's repertoire of amenities is its convenient transportation options: The lobby boasts access to the Metro, which puts the sights of Washington, D.C. at guests' fingertips, and Reagan National Airport is just a complimentary shuttle-ride away. As a certified Virginia Green hotel, meanwhile, the property proves that being green is always in style.

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