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GM Greg Stafford Details Multi-Million Dollar Renovation at Holiday Inn 
Washington, DC on The Hill Hotel
 
Washington, DC – April, 1999 - The Holiday Inn Washington, DC on The Hill, located on Capitol Hill, is entering the final phase of a $4.5 million dollar renovation. All guest rooms and guest corridors, suites, the Federal Ballroom and meeting rooms, the lobby and public areas, roof top outdoor swimming pool and exercise room, as well as the parking garage, guest elevators, and the exterior of the building have been addressed. The renovation project will be completed by late summer 1999.   The project has been awarded to the interior design firm of Brennan Beer Gorman Monk Interiors of New York, Washington, DC and Hong Kong.

The main entrance, lobby and guest registration areas have been redone with new carpeting, lighting, wall coverings, lobby furniture and artwork. The décor includes the use of soft earth tones in the carpeting and tapestry covered guest furniture, stylized wrought iron accent tables and diffused lighting. The ballroom, adjacent pre-function area and six other meeting rooms have new wall coverings, carpet, lighting, artwork, banquet chairs and linens.  Two monitors announcing meeting and convention schedules have been installed.  The Guest Services Manager welcomes guests in the lobby and is available daily to address any guest concerns.  A self - service business center adjacent to the Federal Ballroom will be added in mid-May.

All 343 guest rooms and suites are redecorated with the earth tone theme incorporated in new window treatments, bedspreads, and complementary shower curtains, as well as in the reupholstered arm chairs, ottomans and loveseats.  All lighting fixtures have been replaced.  In addition, all guest rooms have new individual thermostat-controlled heating/air-conditioning units, as well as new telephones complete with dataport and voice mail capabilities.  The new 25 inch color televisions offer cable, Lodgenet on demand movie selections and Nintendo game systems.  Guestroom amenities have been enhanced to include coffee makers with complimentary coffee and tea, hairdryers, and irons and ironing boards, as well as refrigerators in guest suites. 

All decking surrounding the roof top outdoor swimming pool has been replaced.  The area features all new outdoor furniture surrounding the pool as well as new roof side railings. The exercise room, located adjacent to the pool area, has been completely renovated and significantly enlarged.  Equipment includes BATCA circuit workout stations, Cybex free weights and exercise bench, steppers, Lifecycles, and treadmills. Amenities include color televisions and an on-site juice machine.

Senators Grille sports new carpeting and tile work throughout, plus a new point of sale ordering system designed to increase service efficiency during peak demand times.  As before, the restaurant provides multiple large screens TV’s offering premium satellite sporting events in a relaxed environment filled with sports memorabilia.

The Holiday Inn on The Hill will once again offer their children’s program in the completely renovated “Kids Discovery Zone.”  The facility includes computers, television and VCR’s, games, toys, arts & crafts materials, books and movies.  The center is fully staffed and offers complimentary childcare to hotel guests seven days per week during the summer, and on weekends during the spring. 

“The Holiday Inn brand is in the midst of an unprecedented quality campaign and our property is at the forefront of these initiatives,” said Greg Stafford, CHA, general manager of the Holiday Inn – Washington, DC on The Hill.  “With these product and service enhancements, we offer a product that meets the needs and expectations of our core markets:  the individual or group business traveler, and the leisure traveler.  All of our customers appreciate the opportunity for affordable recreation both in the hotel and in our environs.  Our intent is to remain the value   player in the Capitol Hill market as well as to be a logical choice for anyone visiting Washington.” 
 
The Holiday Inn on The Hill is owned by I & G Capital, Inc, a subsidiary of LaSalle Partners, and is managed by Durbin Companies, Inc. a McLean, VA based hotel management firm operating eleven hotels in the mid-Atlantic and southeastern states.  For reservations, call the hotel directly at 202-638-1616/1-800-638-1116 or Holiday Inn Worldwide reservations at 1-800-HOLIDAY. For more information visit www.holiday-inn.com

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Contact:
Claire Goodwin
Director of Sales & Marketing
Holiday Inn Washington, DC on The Hill
415 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-434-0120
cgoodwin@holinnhill.com
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Also See: Swissotel Growth Strategy Takes Major Step with Management of Watergate Hotel in Washington / June 1998 
352-room Sheraton Washington, D.C. City Center Hotel Converted to Wyndham / March 1999 

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