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December 13, 2011 10:35 ET

Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center Hosts Luncheon for Local Firefighters

GAITHERSBURG, MD--(Marketwire - Dec 13, 2011) - In an effort to give back to the local community and thank those who dedicate their lives to service, the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center recently hosted a special luncheon for firefighters of Rockville Fire Station 31 at their Gaithersburg restaurant, it was announced by Michele Pajot, General Manager.

"The holidays are a perfect time to remind us how much we need to thank those who work selflessly for us in the local community," noted Ms. Pajot. "This was just our little way of showing the firefighters how much we appreciate what they do each and every day."

The Montgomery County, MD hotel's special thank-you luncheon featured an Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with pan gravy and cranberry chutney, sage cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, macaroni and pancetta gratin with wilted leaks and shaved Italian Romano cheese, braised low country greens with Smithfield smoked turkey and Chipollini onions, Carolina candied yams with tarragon and caramelized pecans, pumpkin pie, and assorted holiday cookies.

The newly renovated Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center hotel near downtown DC is an ideal gathering place for families and business travelers alike. The Gaithersburg, MD hotel is conveniently situated in the suburbs of Washington, DC and near a variety of local companies, including the Department of Energy, Lockheed Martin, NIST and the FDA. Overlooking a picturesque lake, the hotel offers 284 residential-style guest rooms with unique amenities including Marriott's signature bedding package and the ultra-adaptable Plug-In technology panel. Guests can dine at the hotel's restaurant on the outdoor patio and enjoy shopping and the Rio Entertainment Complex within walking distance. The hotel also features event spaces ideal for meetings and social events. For additional hotel information, call 1-301-590-0044 or visit www.GaithersburgMarriott.com.

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