JW Marriott, Renaissance and Marriott Hotels of Washington, DC Partner with the Trust for the National Mall to Preserve an American Treasure. Regarded as “America’s Front Yard,” the National Mall is a memorial to our nation’s history and an American treasure, and Marriott has partnered with the Trust for the National Mall to help revitalize and preserve the national park for present and future generations, by offering the Check In and Help Out package. Whether visiting the monuments, museums or memorials, participating in Presidential Inaugural festivities, or watching the spectacular fireworks display on our nation’s Independence Day, each year over 30 million people gather the National Mall—more than Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite combined. Over the decades, the physical condition of the National Mall has deteriorated, many of the areas have fallen into disrepair and restoration costs far outweigh budgets.
When guests book the Check In and Help Out package, $5 per overnight stay will be donated to the Trust for the National Mall. In addition, guests will receive complimentary breakfast for two adults and children under 12 and an official keepsake Trust for the National Mall view book. The package is available now through September 5, 2011. For a list of participating hotels or reservations please call (800) 228-9290 or visit www.MarriottMallRestoration.com. Refer to promotional code EB6.
“Marriott has deep roots in Washington, DC, dating back to 1927 when the company was founded by my grandparents,” said David Marriott, chief operations officer, Eastern Region, Marriott International, Inc. “We have a long standing commitment to the community and are proud to partner with the Trust for National Mall to help restore this historic national park.”
In addition to the package, Marriott guests are encouraged to visit www.nationalmall.org/marriott to donate to the Marriott Mall Restoration fund. The Trust for the National Mall has already raised money for the current restoration of Jefferson Memorial’s tidal basin retaining walls and Lincoln memorial’s reflecting pool. Also, $2.2 million has been raised to create new interactive visitor signage for the National Mall that will launch in June.
The Trust for the National Mall is the official non-profit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to restoring and improving the National Mall, while providing new educational and volunteer opportunities that connect the park’s 30 million annual visitors to the Mall’s rich history.