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D.C. Marriott and Renaissance Pay Tribute to WW II Memorial

With the opening of the new World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.,
Marriott and Renaissance Hotels in the D.C. Metro area offer a special
package to pay tribute to the nation’s “Greatest Generation.” The package
includes great rates, dog tag souvenirs for kids and a commemorative map
of Washington, D.C. memorials. In addition, for each stay Marriott will
donate $5 to the Veterans History Project, a Library of Congress
initiative dedicated to documenting the oral history of all U.S. Veterans.
“The Greatest Generation” package is available now through September 6,
2004, at 22 Marriott, Renaissance, Courtyard and Residence Inn properties
in the D.C. Metro area. Rates start at $79 per night. For more information
or to make reservations, visit or
call 1.800.894-9219 and ask for promotional code P53.

According to Dan McKeon, Regional Vice President of Mid-Atlantic Sales and
Marketing, “Washington, D.C. is preparing to celebrate one of the most
exciting and important events in years with the unveiling of the new World
War II Memorial. We wanted to do something special for guests this summer
who want to be a part of this historic event. Our package not only
provides a great value for families but also an opportunity to give
something back to those who served our country.”

The Veterans History Project, an initiative of the American Folklife
Center at the Library of Congress, collects the memories, accounts and
documents of war veterans to preserve these stories of experience and
service for future generations. For more information, visit

Offer valid on select dates only through 9/6/04. Tax is additional. Offer
does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms and cannot be combined with
any other promotions. Blackout dates may apply. Advance reservations
required. Other restrictions may apply. Rates are per room, per night and
based on availability at the time of reservation. A Friday/Saturday night
stay is required at some properties, to receive the rate on Thursday. Day
of the week availability varies by hotel.