SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

October 03, 2012 09:31 ET

Fabulous Tastes, Last Minute Rates Combine for 'Taste of DC' Weekend Getaway at Bethesda Hotel

Weekend Rates Perfect for Fall Weekend Adventure on Pennsylvania Avenue

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2012) -  Bringing some refreshing fun to Pennsylvania Avenue, this year's "Taste of DC" is promising fabulous food and drink, live entertainment, a Family Fun Zone and a whole lot more for a spectacular weekend celebration. Combined with great "Last Minute" rate hotel deals in Bethesda, MD, this event is perfect for a spontaneous weekend getaway the entire family is sure to enjoy.

When the 2012 festival gets underway October 6-8, flavorful aromas will fill the air as more than 50 DC area restaurants line historic Pennsylvania Ave NW with tents and food trucks, all offering tantalizing menus and at least one "taste" item for $3 or less. Congregating its annual celebration of food between the White House and the Capitol, this event will also feature 30 specialty beers, live performances from noon to 7 p.m., daily; and the 2nd Annual World Chili Eating Championship. Families will especially appreciate that children 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult.

Affordable "Last-Minute Weekend" rates at the Bethesda Marriott Suites are an additional incentive for styling a fall weekend adventure for the family or a romantic couple's escape -- all while enjoying the essence of some of Washington, D.C.'s finest cuisine. Gracious Bethesda accommodations with added amenities such as complimentary shuttle service to the nearby Metro allow guests to easily experience "Taste of DC" excitement, while enjoying the comforts of spacious suites in a sophisticated urban setting. "Last-Minute Weekend" rates at this stylish Bethesda hotel start at just $149* October 5-7, so there's plenty of opportunity to pack up and head to city for a fall weekend of fun.

Booking for weekend deals at the Bethesda Marriott Suites can easily be completed online at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wassb-bethesda-marriott-suites/, or by calling 1-888-236-2427 for reservations. More information about "Taste of DC" can be found by visiting www.thetasteofdc.org.

After a day of tantalizing fun, Bethesda Marriott guests can enjoy drinks on the outdoor patio of the Democracy Grille, indulge in a refreshing swim in the hotel's heated indoor pool or take advantage of warm whirlpool jets to ease away aches and pains of an event-filled day. Guests are also pampered with in-room amenities such as marble bathrooms, Bath and Body Works toiletries, instant hot water, a robe and room service.

*Rates are per room per night and valid for two-night stays with arrival 10/5/12 through 10/7/12. All rates are based on availability at the time of reservation. Please visit hotel website for additional terms and conditions.

About the Bethesda Marriott Suites
The Bethesda Marriott Suites is a premier destination for those seeking the added comforts of suite accommodations, offering guests a vibrant hotel experience with full service amenities and outstanding service. Conveniently located near Washington, DC area airports, this stylish hotel near NIH, FDA and Suburban Hospital features one bedroom, business and executive suites, all designed with comfort in mind and tastefully furnished right down to the Marriott's own Revive bedding packages.