SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

September 20, 2013 13:42 ET

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel Ideal Stay for Upcoming Turkish Festival

Discover Turkish Heritage From Downtown Washington, DC Hotel

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Sep 20, 2013) -  Washington, DC is an ideal destination for discovering various cultures from around the world. September is no exception as Turkish Cultural Heritage Month is underway, and the 11th Annual Turkish Festival is set to culminate the event Sunday, September 29 on Pennsylvania Avenue.

This year's event, set to be held in the city center, just two blocks from the White House, is themed "Explore the Wonders of Turkey in DC," and the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel invites guests to discover the many wonders of the Turkish culture and explore works of the many artists who will be on hand for the festival. Festivities are slated to begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 7 p.m. on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW between 12th and 14th Streets.

Highlighting the rich Turkish culture with its fine arts, world-famous cuisine and shared history with Americans, the month-long celebration includes a host of activities, including movie screenings, concerts and even a fortune telling workshop. A Turkish Coffee Truck can be found at various locations throughout the city as it makes a tour of Washington, DC, and flavorful Turkish cuisine is being featured in restaurants across the city. Musical events and stage programs are also included on the month-long calendar of Turkish events.

The Turkish Festival will include eight hours of non-stop live dancing and musical performances by locally and internationally acclaimed groups; a look into the Turkish Bazaar Culture as more than 25 vendors offer authentic Turkish wares; culture and tourism activities; a tantalizing food court; fortune telling, and kids tent activities. 

Washington, DC hotel offers make it easy to break away for the festival and create a weekend escape filled with cultural discoveries. Situated in the Penn Quarter district, the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown hotel is conveniently located across from the Convention Center and provides guests with a location ideal for exploring the city and attending the festival. The hotel's upscale accommodations include a variety of guest rooms, studios, allergy-friendly rooms and suites, all impeccably furnished for a pampered hotel experience. On-site dining includes four restaurants and a Starbucks Café so guests don't have far to go to find their favorite drinks and fare.

More information regarding the festival may be found at http://www.turkishfestival.org/ and hotel reservation at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel may be made online at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasrb-renaissance-washington-dc-downtown-hotel/ or by calling 866-981-2392.

About the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel welcomes travelers to the Nation's Capital with distinctive city center accommodations near many popular destinations including Capitol Hill and The White House, while also providing leisure travelers with easy access to National Monuments, the Verizon Center, Chinatown and many more of the city's famous sights and sounds. Featuring 64,000 square feet of high tech event space, a professional staff of talented event managers and skilled culinary artists, this convention center hotel is a prime destination for corporate events, business conferences and elegant social receptions.

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