Last night, Marriott International celebrated its 4,000th hotel opening at the new Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. Hundreds of guests congregated in its lower level ballroom alongside Marriott notables including Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board for Marriott, Bill Marriott, SVP of Brand Management Paul Cahill, and VP of Global Brand Management Matthew Carroll.
The reception included music by DJ Stylus, a 360* aerial dance performance by Les Oiseaux Du Paradis, and local DC muralist Aniekan Udofia, as well as sushi, oyster, dumpling, taco, and Jim Beam bourbon bars. Upon arriving, guests were given high-tech RFID bracelets, which when activated would email drink recipes and music from throughout the night.
In attendance: DC Councilman Jack Evans, Heather Podesta, Fritz Brogan, Brooke Henderson, Thrillist’s Laura Hayes, Georgetowner’s Corrie Dyke, TAA PR’s Aba Bonney Kwawu, Gina Ghislaine Dakkouni, and Roger Whyte.