SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

December 13, 2012 12:12 ET

Gaithersburg Marriott Announces New Lakeside Ballroom

GAITHERSBURG, MD--(Marketwire - Dec 13, 2012) - Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center redefines sophistication with a new ballroom at the water's edge near metro DC.

Inspired by nature and modern by design, the new Lakeside Ballroom at this hotel in Gaithersburg, MD will feature floor-to-ceiling windows and a private terrace overlooking the picturesque lake that anchors the popular Rio Washingtonian Center shopping, dining and entertainment complex. Work began on the project in November 2012 and will be completed in March 2013.

"The new ballroom embraces the natural beauty that surrounds Gaithersburg Marriott. When the Lakeside Ballroom is completed in March 2013, no other venue in the region will rival its sophisticated charm and exclusive amenities," says Sara Moore, general manager, Gaithersburg Marriott.

designONE studio of Atlanta, Ga., envisioned an organic meeting and event space that flows seamlessly between a 672 sq.-ft. pre-function space, 2,700 sq.-ft. ballroom and 2,000 sq.-ft. outdoor terrace. Natural elements abound from top to bottom inside and out. Abundant light streams through copious windows framed by rich walnut columns. Deep tones of rust, amber and chocolate accentuate a leaf pattern in the floor covering. Translucent petals float in chandeliers arranged in a coffered ceiling. Walls are adorned with light-reflecting acrylic panels that ripple like water and three-dimensional artwork in a petal motif.

Gaithersburg Marriott is accepting Lakeside Ballroom and terrace reservations for spring 2013 event planning, including wedding celebrations, anniversary parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, client receptions, board retreats and business meetings.

Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, one of more than 500 Marriott Hotels & Resorts properties worldwide, is located near Germantown, MD, at 9751 Washingtonian Boulevard in Gaithersburg, MD, convenient to D.C. attractions. For reservations, call 301-590-0044 or visit

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