Island Hospitality Debuts $5M Reno, Reflag in DC
Monday September 30th, 2013 - 10:00AM GDBM
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WASHINGTON—Island Hospitality Management, LLC, completed a $5-million renovation and conversion of the Washington Inn Guest Suites to the Residence Inn by Marriott Washington DC/Foggy Bottom.
The property is owned by hotel REIT Chatham Lodging Trust.
“This hotel has the enviable position of being located in a quaint, historic neighborhood and is the only branded, extended-stay hotel within easy walking distance to the World Bank, four embassies, the Kennedy Center and the State Department,” stated Tim Walker, president/CEO of Island.
The renovation of the 103-suite, pet-friendly hotel included an expanded lobby to accommodate the Residence Inn’s complimentary breakfast, evening social hours and mid-week dinners and an enlarged fitness center. The 700-sq.- ft. guest suites were completely renovated to include granite bathrooms, full kitchens, furnishings and soft goods.
Jeff Waldt, SVP/Sales and Marketing for Island Hospitality, stated, "We thoroughly researched the marketplace and are confident that the flag change to the Residence Inn by Marriott brand, combined with the multimillion-dollar renovation that upgraded virtually every aspect of the hotel, best meets the needs and demands of today’s business and leisure travelers.”
Jess Conlin is serving as general manager and Director of Sales is Rachel Antosh.
Tags: Washington • Residence Inn • Marriott • Island Hospitality • Tim Walker • renovation • conversion • Hospitality • Brands • Guest Facing • Construction/Renovation • Operational •
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