Arlington, Virginia (March 8, 2011) – Two additions from Marriott International will anchor Potomac Yards. A 300-room Renaissance Hotel and a 325 all-suite Residence Inn by Marriott, are already boasting to be LEED® Silver certified and have received awards for their architecture, inspired by motion and enhanced by light.
“It has been over 20 years since Arlington’s Crystal City has seen a new hotel development; and we are excited to provide over 250 jobs to the area.” said Jerry Caliguire, general manager, Renaissance Arlington Capital View and Residence Inn Arlington Capital View. “Both hotels have their own modern amenities with a unique style and sophistication that the Renaissance and Residence Inn guests have come to expect. We are thrilled to open our doors and look forward to serving our community and our guests.”
Situated at 2800 South Potomac Avenue in Arlington, Virginia, the Renaissance Arlington Capital View has the soul of a boutique hotel with the location and amenities suited for business and leisure in and around the nation’s capital.
Beyond rooms, the Renaissance has 17,354 sq. ft. of flexible event space, including a 10,164 sq ft ballroom and 13 breakout rooms with emerging event technology like smartphone applications to control lighting and audio and enhanced networks for cell phone and internet connectivity.
Together, the Renaissance and Residence Inn offer a combined total of 625 guest rooms and 20,982 square feet of event space.
Seamlessly connected to the lobby, SOCCi (pronounced SoChee), is the latest addition to the emerging Crystal City dining scene. The intimate, 96-seat, restaurant features a modern menu with Italian inspired cuisine. SOCCi’s vibrant bar and lounge serves artful cocktails presenting a modern twist to the dining experience and will be a fresh addition to the Crystal City business and dining district.
Accessible from the street on Crystal Drive, SOCCi is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The breakfast menu features familiar breakfast staples as well as indulgences like apple pancakes with apple-cider walnut compote, banana chocolate chip pancakes with toasted marshmallow and brioche French toast. Also, available are varieties of eggs benedict including The Chesapeake made with jumbo lump crab and Hummingbird Farms tomatoes and The Garden prepared with wheat toast, asparagus, spinach & feta.
David Creamer, executive chef of SOCCi, brings culinary experience, commitment and fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Creamer entered the prestigious culinary apprenticeship program at the legendary Greenbrier Resort in White Sulfur, West Va. In 1999, he started with Marriott International as an Assistant Souse Chef at the Washingtonian Marriott in Gaithersburg, Md.
The interior of the hotel is modern, headed by Forrest Perkins, offer a touch of classic Italian Moderne, set against a striking backdrop of airy space and open architectural design. Colors of the lobby level include shades of chartreuse, orange, and accented with sharp white accessories and tables. Crafted to complement the picturesque views framed by floor-to-ceiling windows. The space is serene and comfortable, with relaxing views and crisp green apples complement the chic design. Design elements throughout the hotel entice the eyes with a new discovery around every turn. From the modern kinetic wood sculpture titled “Dance of the Forest” by Charlie Whinney to the custom light fixtures and wall treatments that mimic the motion of water droplets, the theme of motion travels throughout the property.
Reservations and Official Website are here: Renaissance Capital View