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June 04, 2012 15:27 ET

Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel Shows Its Capital Pride as an Official Hotel Sponsor of LGBTA Pride Festival in Nation's Capital

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Jun 4, 2012) - The Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel, situated in Washington, DC's Dupont Circle neighborhood at 1143 New Hampshire Avenue at M Street, NW, is proud to announce their partnership with Capital Pride as an official hotel sponsor. Capital Pride is the annual celebration of the LGBTA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally) community in the nation's capital and is traditionally held the first two weeks in June.

The Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel has a long standing commitment to the LBGTA community and has been a sponsor and host of several organizations including the Rainbow Wedding Network's LGBTQ Wedding Expo, Human Rights Campaign, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

"Renaissance Hotels is committed to a culture of inclusiveness and at the Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel, it's in the fabric of our culture," said Matt Felix, general manager of the Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel. "We are proud to be involved with DC's LGBTA community and honored to be a sponsor of Capital Pride."

"We are very fortunate to have the Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel as our host hotel this year," said Capital Pride spokesperson, Missy Toms. "In addition to being a beautiful venue, the hotel is incredibly supportive of Capital Pride and is a warm and welcoming place for our visitors to stay."

In addition, Renaissance Dupont Circle offers their Out in DC LGBT hotel offer in Washington, DC all year round, which includes deluxe accommodations, complimentary in-room Internet access, a copy of a local LGBT community newspaper and the Washington, DC Navigaytour® book; the "official" LGBT guide to the city and its attractions. Plus, chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle sparkling wine or water delivered to rooms upon arrival. For more information or reservations, please call (800) 228-9290 or visit Refer to promotional code VIQ.

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Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel is a property managed by Marriott International. Marriott has consistently received high scores on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. As winners of the 2011 Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce "Corporate Ally of the Year" award and recipient of a perfect diversity score from the Human Rights Campaign, Marriott prides itself on having all TAG Approved® listings and fostering a long-term commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information on Marriott's diversity initiatives, travel partners, and other unique hospitality packages, please visit,

About Capital Pride
Capital Pride is organized by Capital Pride Alliance, Inc., a non-profit entity incorporated in the District of Columbia with the sole purpose of supporting, planning, and implementing annual Capital Pride events and related activities throughout the year. Capital Pride's 37th Anniversary Celebration will feature activities, events, and educational forums, May 30 to June 10, 2012.

About Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel
Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel is a distinctive hotel located in south of end of Washington, DC's Dupont Circle neighborhood at 1143 New Hampshire Avenue and M Street, NW. Situated blocks from Dupont Circle's restaurants and energetic night life and close to historic Georgetown, the hotel near Dupont Circle metro is minutes from legendary city sites. The stylish hotel flaunts a cosmopolitan lobby bar featuring a rotating exhibit of contemporary student art works from the Corcoran College of Art + Design, conveying class and provoking guests' sense of discovery, while 10,800 square feet of event space appeals to business travelers with state-of-the-art meeting facilities. Discover a city favorite, the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel. For more information or to make a reservation, call (888) 803-1298, or visit

About Renaissance Hotels
Renaissance Hotels represents a diverse collection of more than 150 hotels in 35 countries worldwide. Each property is unique, offering passionate travelers a one-of-kind experience and memories they will be sure to take with them long after they depart. Within every hotel, guests are greeted by an exceptional array of amenities and an inspiring world of local discoveries. For travelers looking to experience something new, innovative and locally driven programs including the industry leading entertainment platform RLife LIVE as well R Navigator, ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. Renaissance Hotels. Live Life To Discover. To discover more visit