Embassy Suites Chevy Chase in Washington DC Upgrades Luxury Hotel With $5.2 Million Renovation

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Now an eco-friendly luxury hotel, Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion in the Washington DC area underwent a $5.2 million renovation to upgrade the décor, suites, restaurant and fitness center.

During a year of great change in the nation's capital, The Embassy Suites Washington, D.C. at the Chevy Chase Pavilion also is transforming with the completion of a $5.2 million renovation. Every aspect of this Washington, DC area hotel was upgraded to provide guests with contemporary amenities and décor in the renovated hotel's 198 suites, public areas, restaurant, fitness center and 6,400 square feet of meeting space.

"With such an exciting year of change ahead of us, we've made refreshing updates throughout the entire hotel," said General Manager Jeff Brainard. "From updated suites to renovated common areas, guests are sure to notice special touches that offer an even greater value and translate into an exceptional experience."

The contemporary style of the renovation features earth tones of beige, camel and rust for a fresh look throughout the luxury hotel near Chevy Chase, MD. The colors blend with the skylight atrium of the Pavilion with bright white walls, support beam and brass fixtures. All guest suites were completely renovated with new carpet, wall coverings, soft and hard good furnishings. New fixtures, counters and vanities were added to guest bathrooms. New high-definition televisions were added to every renovated suite with a 32-inch unit in the bedroom and a 37-inch television in the living room. The high-speed Internet system has been replaced and upgraded to the new Hilton Stay Connected system and telephones also have been replaced and upgraded, resulting in cordless telephones in every suite.

Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion offers numerous amenities that also were renovated including Café Cino, the on-site restaurant, and the fitness center. For workouts, guests can enjoy the largest free-to-guest fitness center in the Washington, D.C. and Chevy Chase, MD area. The fitness center received a facelift with upgraded Precor Fitness Equipment and a full weight station among other standard amenities. New flooring, customized wall coverings, locker rooms and more were included in the fitness center's new upgrades. The property also added a unique eco-friendly feature to the pool in the fitness center with a saline system which omits the need for chemical chlorine.

In addition to the property renovation, the management team at Embassy Suites Washington, D.C. Chevy Chase Pavilion is refreshing its operating policies to decrease the hotel's impact on the environment by implementing the Destination Earth sustainability program. This eco-friendly program includes energy-saving lighting, water and gas conservation, recycling and the use of non-chemical cleaning products throughout the hotel. Operating practices have been completely restructured incorporating recycling, reuse and conversation principles throughout this hotel in Washington, DC. Destination Earth is a Destination Hotels & Resorts company-wide initiative to create sustainable practices that lessen a property's footprint on the environment.

The Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion is one of more than 30 independent, upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. New for 2009 is the 582-room Terranea Resort situated on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in southern California. The 102-acre ocean front resort will feature a 25,000-square-foot destination spa, three swimming pools, three restaurants and a Todd Eckenrode-designed par three golf course. In addition to Terranea in the greater Los Angeles area, Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs, Houston and Lake Tahoe. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit http://www.destinationhotels.com.

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