Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center has announced it will be reopening on July 1, 2021. The resort will reopen following an expansive $64 million guestroom renovation with enhanced safety and health protocols and new summer activities designed to highlight its 19-story grand atrium and waterfront setting.
Designers drew inspiration for the guestroom design and décor from elements of the Capital Region where the resort is located—just minutes from Downtown Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River in National Harbor, MD. The design uses blues of the water, combined with copper penny accents as a reference to the nation’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, whose abstract image also adorns several suites.
The resort’s 110 suites’ new look and feel were also inspired by some of the region’s landmarks and history, including Washington, D.C.’s iconic flower, the cherry blossom, the First Ladies and the former presidential yacht, The Sequoia. Many of the larger suites have elements meeting planners and executives are looking for when they travel and host meetings, including in-suite personal fitness rooms and equipment, private dining areas and enhanced technology touch points.
The 1,996-room hotel has more than 600,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space, making it the largest non-gaming resort and convention center on the East Coast. The resort will operate in accordance with Marriott International’s “Commitment to Clean” standards. This includes new cleaning technology, hospital-grade disinfectants, attendants dedicated to sanitizing frequently throughout the day, new social distancing practices and hundreds of enhanced cleaning protocols to take care of guests while they enjoy the resort.
For information on Gaylord National’s reopening, visit www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/wasgn-gaylord-national-resort-and-convention-center.