SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

July 13, 2011 16:47 ET

Renaissance Arlington Capital View to Host ANGRY HOUR Series

Angry Birds Tournament and Happy Hour Series July 14th - August 25th, 2011

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - Jul 13, 2011) - From Conan O'Brien to Russian President Medvedev, it seems everyone is addicted to the wildly popular Angry Birds® game. Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel will host a series of ANGRY HOURS this summer for those who can't seem to get enough of the irate birds. Every Thursday beginning on July 14th through August 25th from 4pm to 7pm, guests are invited to flock to the Arlington, VA luxury hotel's SOCCi Urban Italian Kitchen + Bar for a live Angry Birds® tournament complete with specialty cocktails and menu.

Guests can test their Angry Birds® skills against each other on a large 7.5 by 10 foot screen at the hotel in downtown Arlington, VA. Highest scores will be rewarded each week with an assortment of prizes including hotel stays, dinner at SOCCi and ultimately an iPad for the top score of the series.

To complement the ANGRY HOUR tournament, the mixologists at SOCCi will present signature cocktails inspired by the wingless birds themselves including the Mighty Eagle, the Rio and the Golden Egg. Guests may also enjoy the new "Blue Ribbon Classics" lounge menu developed by acclaimed chefs Eric and Bruce Bromberg of New York's popular Blue Ribbon Restaurant Group. The menu includes white bean hummus toast, grilled cheese Panini, Manchego and Mexican honey toast, "Northern fried" chicken wings and more.

There is no fee to register for the ANGRY HOUR tournament and participants must be at least 21 to compete.

For more information, please visit www.soccievents.com or phone (703) 413-1300.

RENAISSANCE ARLINGTON CAPITAL VIEW HOTEL is a stunning property offering a remarkable combination of luminous design and intuitive technology. The newly built hotel near Reagan National Airport is designed to be LEED® Silver certified and showcases award-winning modern architecture inspired by motion and light. From the glass encased meeting spaces with open-air terraces, to the modern sculptures and "green roof," this hotel exudes style and sophistication. The 300-room Pentagon City hotel's unique location, ultra-convenient amenities, 17,354 sq ft of event space, including a 10,000 sq. ft. unobstructed ballroom -- is designed to create an experience like no other. Design elements throughout the hotel entice the eyes with a new discovery around every turn. From the modern kinetic wood sculpture titled "Dance of the Forest" by Charlie Whinney to the custom light fixtures and wall treatments that mimic the motion of water droplets, the theme of motion travels throughout the property. Distinctive amongst Alexandria Old Town hotels, this property boasts a full service Espressemente illy Cafe and SOCCi Urban Italian Kitchen+Bar, an intimate 96-seat restaurant featuring modern Italian cuisine from Executive Chef David Creamer.

RENAISSANCE HOTELS is an upscale brand with more than 145 properties in 32 countries that speaks to passionate travelers in search of authentic local discoveries when traveling for business or leisure. Renaissance Hotels has recently welcomed several new "gems" to its global collection -- the boutique Renaissance Malmo hotel in Sweden, the historic Stanford Court hotel in San Francisco, the exotic Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino in the Dutch Caribbean, the opulent Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel and the modern Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel. These hotels join a rich portfolio defined by distinctive and well-known icons such as the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, La Concha Renaissance San Juan, Renaissance New York Hotel 57 and Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe. All Renaissance hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards(R) frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. To make reservations and for more information visit www.renaissancehotels.com. Follow Renaissance on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RenaissanceHotels, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RenHotels, and via the RLife blog at www.therenaissancelife.com.

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