SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

November 30, 2011 16:21 ET

Immerse Yourself in the 2011 FotoWeek DC International Photo Winners While at the Crystal Gateway Marriott

This Crystal City Hotel Near the Metro Puts You in Close Proximity to Indulge in These Stimulating Photographs

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - Nov 30, 2011) - Award-winning photography is providing an intriguing walk for Crystal City visitors inside the interior concourse of the Crystal City Metro station giving local residents as well as guests of Crystal City hotels near Washington, DC a unique opportunity to view exclusive FotoWeek winning images.

FotoDC is a year-round celebration of photography in Washington, DC and through April 2012 this display of large-scale photographs is warming the interior walkways of the Metro, providing visitors with a first-hand view of past winners of the FotoWeek DC competitions, Flash and Cherry Blossom photo contests. The concourse gallery is a unique attraction for guests of Crystal City hotels near the Metro like the stylish Crystal Gateway Marriot and includes over 150 photographs to not only brighten the walkways for daily travelers, but to create an exciting exhibit that highlights the value of photography as an artistic medium.

The stunning photos that comprise the exhibit were chosen from over 5,600 submissions by photographers representing 44 countries and include a variety of disciplines. The exhibition also features winners of the youth contest as well as FotoDC favorites that did not receive awards, but were standouts in the competition, all offering exceptional content and composition and presented for the enjoyment of all who make their way through the station.

Conveniently located within walking distance of this impressive exhibit, the Crystal Gateway Marriott is a premier choice among hotels near the Crystal City Metro Station, and provides travelers with impeccable accommodations as well as convenient access to other popular Washington, DC area attractions. Sophisticated guest rooms and thoughtful amenities such as shuttle service to and from Reagan National Airport, welcome both business and leisure travelers to this Pentagon City hotel surrounded by some of Arlington's finest shopping and exceptional restaurants. Spacious guest rooms and hotel suites feature the Marriott's renowned Revive bedding, marble bathroom finishes and relaxing Bath & Body Works toiletries so guests can easily relax after a long day of sightseeing or business meetings.

Event planners seeking space for corporate meetings or business conferences will appreciate the hotel's 34,000 square feet of state-of-the-art event space, which includes meeting and banquet areas and two elegant ballrooms. Professional event managers and full-service catering experts are also available to assist with both business and social gatherings to ensure every detail is perfectly executed.

About the Crystal Gateway Marriott

The Crystal Gateway Marriott welcomes guests with exceptional accommodations and unsurpassed service while providing a wealth of on-site amenities including a perfectly manicured patio surrounding connecting indoor and outdoor pools, a health club and inviting whirlpool, all ideal for relaxing after a long day. The hotel also offers on-site dining starting with Einstein Bagels next to the hotel lobby for a quick start to the day, a full menu at the Restaurant Mez or strictly evening dining at The Atrium, a downtown favorite.

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