ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwired - May 7, 2014) - Of all the traditions that are uniquely American, none is as formidable -- or as audible -- as the motorcycle brigade. It is no wonder then that Rolling Thunder, an annual demonstration of patriotism and remembrance for lost soldiers, occurs on Memorial Day weekend. And for visitors planning to ride or watch, only one luxury hotel in Arlington, Virginia offers a hotel package as appealing as owning the keys to a brand-new Harley: The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City.
Available between May 21 and 28, 2014, the Rolling Thunder - Memorial Day package enhances the event experience on every level. Not only will guests enjoy a location just steps from the Pentagon and a number of national landmarks, but they will enjoy all of these attractions within the comforts of one of the most luxurious hotels in the area.
Guests who book the package will enjoy overnight accommodations with the option to book Club Level or Executive Suite guest rooms. Whichever room they select, visitors can look forward to their own private sanctuary outfitted with premium, high-speed Internet access (included with the package); 400-threadcount Egyptian cotton linens; and flat-panel high-definition television.
While enjoying these well-appointed amenities, guests can rest assured that their bikes are safely waiting for them. The weekend package includes overnight, escorted self-parking for motorcycles (or valet parking for cars) as well as complimentary access to a self-service bike-washing station. Full-service washing services are also available for those who would rather forego cleaning their own bike, in favor of enjoying the fitness center, indoor pool, or the 20-perfect off food and beverage available for H.O.G. members and Victory motorcycle owners.
When Rolling Thunder's exciting weekend kicks off, visitors will find themselves just five miles from Thunder Alley and The Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall), providing a convenient location to attend every event, from the Candlelight Vigil on Friday, May 23, to the vendors, speakers, music and, of course, motorcycles rumbling through Thunder Alley on Saturday, May 24. The National Memorial Day Parade ends things on a high note on Monday, May 26.
While Rolling Thunder promises an action-packed Memorial Day weekend, guests can also take advantage of the luxury hotel's location near Washington, D.C. to do a little sightseeing. Not only is the hotel connected to the upscale shops of The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, but the Pentagon City Metro station is just outside the front door, putting all of the D.C. area within easy reach.
Rates for the Rolling Thunder package start at $189 per night, based on single or double occupancy (exclusive of tax and gratuity). The offer is subject to availability. For more information, travelers are invited to visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/PentagonCity/Reservations/Packages/Detail/rolling_thunder_memorial_day_package.htm.
About The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
Travelers who seek world-class shopping, dining, museums and historical destinations will find everything they desire and more at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. A range of businesses, Reagan National Airport and downtown Washington, D.C. are all easily accessible thanks to the Metrorail service located outside the luxury hotel's front door. Visitors, however, are just as likely to stay in, thanks to the property's impressive repertoire of features, such as a fitness center, an indoor pool and its recently renovated 19,000 square feet of meeting space. Cuisine is best experienced within the hotel's modern fyve Restaurant Lounge, which specializes in Mediterranean-influenced American fare. And when it is time to retire, guests can relax amid feather beds, Frette linens, Asprey bath products, gourmet coffee and tea service and inspiring views of the Potomac River. For reservations, please call (800) 542-8680, or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/PentagonCity.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 85 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).