SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

June 23, 2014 17:03 ET

Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC Celebrates Global Day of Discovery

Historic Hotel Near the White House Invites Guests to Discover New Events, Foods and Flavors as Part of the Celebration, June 26, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Jun 23, 2014) -  The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel is announcing its participation in the Renaissance Global Day of Discovery, on June 26, 2014. The annual event invites guests at Renaissance hotels to "Live Life to Discover" bringing focus to some of the best events, foods, and cultural sights at Renaissance properties throughout the world.

This year, the historic hotel in Washington, DC is celebrating with Paint Nite at EDGAR Bar & Kitchen. Guests are invited to enjoy a night of bites and classic cocktails with a twist while a master artist walks them through the steps to create their own "16x20" acrylic masterpiece. The hotel will provide supplies, including canvas, easel, paints, brushes, and an apron for protection.

Throughout the evening, guests will discover new possibilities and stretch their creative muscles to craft something truly memorable, all while savoring a vibrant atmosphere of friendly faces and artful appreciation. Now in its third year, the annual Global Day of Discovery represents the coming together of cultures, events, foods and unique regional sights at some of the finest properties in the world.

The Mayflower Renaissance's timeless setting in the heart of the nation's capital provides the perfect launch pad for a night of unforgettable encounters and creative invention. As the painters each don their paint brush, they invite others into their own world, to uncover the unique wonders that await within. The final products will range from the abstract to the simplified beauty of a scenic vista, each one calling to mind the artist that gave it life.

The Paint Nite festivities at EDGAR! take place on June 26th 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, courtesy of the historic Mayflower hotel in Washington DC, near the White House. For more information, visit RenaissanceMayflower.com or call 888-505-6183and join Renaissance in celebrating a world of inspiring creative inventions and endless new discoveries.

About the Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel

Proclaimed by President Truman to be Washington, D.C.'s "Second Best Address" after the White House, the Mayflower is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Historic Hotels of America. Upon opening in 1925, it was said the hotel had more gold leaf than any other U.S. building except the Library of Congress, and through careful preservation, these luxurious details still tell the hotel's history. Guests can enjoy the close proximity of the hotel's location in the heart of Washington, D.C. just moments from the White House, Metro stops, dining and cultural hot spots. Its luxury accommodations include 657 guest rooms and 74 stunning suites, an onsite floral boutique, fine dining and a Thomas Pink retail store. The Mayflower also features stunning event spaces, for conferences, meetings, weddings and other special events.

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