Westin Arlington Gateway Patio Opens, Fostering in Spring

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As tourists descend on the countless Washington, DC area museums and attractions, there is one sign of spring that locals particularly look forward to – the opening of one of the region’s best kept secrets - the patio at Pinzimini, an award winning gourmet restaurant located in Ballston, an upscale Washington, DC suburb. Pinzimini is adjacent to and managed by, the Westin Arlington Gateway, one of the over 100 North American properties in the Crescent Hotels & Resorts portfolio; the patio opened last week.

The Westin Arlington Gateway - Pinzimini Patio

We are especially excited about this year’s opening as Pinzimini is attached to a new Westin,” said Michael Broadhurst, the hotel’s General Manager. “The hotel is in the process of completing a major transformation, and the patio is the icing on the cake.

As tourists descend on the countless Washington, DC area museums and attractions, there is one sign of spring that locals particularly look forward to – the opening of one of the region’s best kept secrets - the patio at Pinzimini, an award winning gourmet restaurant located in Ballston, an upscale Washington, DC suburb. Pinzimini is adjacent to and managed by, the Westin Arlington Gateway, one of the over 100 North American properties in the Crescent Hotels & Resorts portfolio. The patio opened last week.

“The opening of the patio is always an anticipated event this time of year, as we are surrounded by office buildings, shops and condos, making Ballston a real walking town,” said Michael Broadhurst, the hotel’s General Manager. “Additionally word has traveled that Bobbie Miller, the hotel’s new Food and Beverage Director/Executive Chef, has returned to the hotel, and everyone excited to see her new menu selections.”

Pinzimini offers a lunch menu that is ideal for business diners that want to excite their palate, while dining alfresco. The menu selections include unique sandwiches, robust flatbreads and fresh salads. At a starting price of just seven dollars, it’s easy for diners to be regular guests without it getting costly. Additionally the menu includes healthful choices, promoting wellness. “Not only do our guests look for healthy options, it’s also in line with the core values of the Westin brand,” said Broadhurt.

“We are especially excited about this year’s opening as Pinzimini is attached to a new Westin,” said Broadhurst. “The hotel is in the process of completing a major transformation, and the patio is the icing on the cake.” The hotels is being given a major refresh to its 10,000 square feet of meeting space, 336 guests rooms and a new look to the lobby with a living wall and contemporary furniture. Additionally, the hotel’s Starbucks Café, just reopened with a completely new look, created additional seating and has been received very well by its regulars, according to Broadhurst.

ABOUT THE WESTIN ARLINGTON GATEWAY
The Westin Arlington Gateway is located in the vibrant Ballston neighborhood of Arlington, just two blocks from the Ballston Metro Station, providing direct access to Washington, D.C. Surrounded by countless restaurant and shopping options, guests can rejuvenate after a long day of work or play. This upscale hotel offers 336 rooms and over 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The hotel is the home of Pinzimini Restaurant & Lounge, an award winning restaurant enjoyed by guests and locals alike, serving breakfast lunch and dinner. The Westin Workout gym, and indoor pool allow guests to maintain their fitness routine while travelling. The on premise Starbucks allows guests to maintain their caffeine ritual as well. For more information, visit the hotel website, call (703)717-6200, like on https://www.facebook.com/thewestinarlingtongateway or follow on twitter.com/westinarlington.

ABOUT STAY IN WASHINGTON DC
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ABOUT CRESCENT HOTELS & RESORTS
Crescent Hotels & Resorts is a nationally recognized, top-5 operator of hotels and resorts. Crescent currently operates over 100 hotels and resorts in 36 states in the US and 4 provinces in Canada. Crescent is one of the few elite management companies approved to operate upper-upscale and luxury hotels under the brand families of Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt and IHG. Crescent also operates a collection of legendary independent hotels and resorts. Crescent’s clients are made up of hotel REITs, private equity firms and major developers. For more information, please visit http://www.chrco.com.

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