Greenbelt, Maryland, December 15, 2005 – Lerner Enterprises and Albert H. Small, owners of the Greenbelt Marriott, are pleased to announce the start of a major renovation to the full-service hotel. The renovation will begin in December 2005, and will include the redesign of 287 guest rooms; luxurious upgrades to the concierge level guest rooms, including flat-panel televisions; four newly appointed luxury suites; a newly designed lounge bar; and a full-service Starbucks.
"Already positioned as the premier luxury hotel in Prince George's County, the renovation will enhance the business and leisure traveler's experience with an exciting new look and feel to go along with the same high standard of service they have come to expect over the years," said Sami Abuzeid, Market Vice President for Marriott.
All the guest rooms will feature Marriott's new room that has been redesigned to offer greater style, luxury, innovation and ease. The guest rooms will include new refrigerators, newly upholstered furniture, designer fabrics, custom artwork, new floor coverings and lighting, and will include high-speed internet access. The luxurious new Revive® Bedding Collection includes a custom duvet with a breathable down comforter, luxurious cotton-rich, hypoallergenic feather pillows and deep mattresses. The custom designed bathrooms will include cherry cabinets, chrome fixtures, granite countertops, porcelain sinks and Bath and Body Works amenities.
The concierge level guest rooms will be appointed with rich cherry wood furniture with marble-top nightstands and matching dresser, ergonomically designed desk and chair and a sleek new 32" flat- panel LCD television. The concierge level lounge will be renovated and refined with furniture and finishes commensurate with the hotel's new reinvention.
The hotel lounge will be completely renovated to provide a sophisticated, casual dining atmosphere and will include luxurious finishes and furnishings, granite table tops and flat-panel LCD televisions. A Starbucks retail shop is planned for the lobby that will offer its famous fresh brewed coffee, frozen drinks and food specialties in an environment ideal for casual business meetings or relaxation.
"The Greenbelt Marriott is already the hotel of choice for travelers and major events in Prince George's County. The owner's significant investment to renovate the hotel is a testament to the region's bright future. The combination of Marriott's brand recognition, management expertise and focus on guest satisfaction, along with the re-engineered room design, create a powerful tool that will continue to attract both leisure and business guests to the Greenbelt Marriott. Luxury accommodations in the county will reach a higher level following completion of the renovation," stated Mark D. Lerner, principal of Lerner Enterprises.
The hotel is located at 6400 Ivy Lane in Greenbelt, Md. It provides easy access to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Annapolis and the entire Washington Metropolitan Area. The hotel boasts one of the largest meeting facilities in the area with 10,000 square feet of banquet, conference and meeting space on one floor.
For more information or reservations, call the Greenbelt Marriott directly at (301) 441-3700, contact the Marriott Worldwide Reservations Center at (800) 228-9290, contact a travel professional or visit the hotel's web site at Marriott.com. The Greenbelt Marriott, along with over 2,500 Marriott-affiliated hotels worldwide, participates in the company's award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent guest program. Members earn their choice of points toward free vacations or frequent flyer mileage for dollars spent at Marriott International branded hotels worldwide.