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Crestline Hotels & Resorts, LLC (Crestline) announced that it has been named the management company for Hyatt Place Washington DC/Georgetown/West End which will be located at 2121 M Street, NW. The 168-guestroom hotel is scheduled to open in spring 2016. It is being developed by Washington DC-based Renaissance Centro.
"This stylish new upscale select service hotel will be an excellent addition to the West End community of Washington DC," said James Carroll, Crestline's President & CEO. "Embodying the brand spirit of Hyatt Place, this new hotel will provide travelers with a comfortable and service-focused experience, in a location just a short walk from the many businesses and attractions in the West End and Georgetown," added Carroll.
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DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, along with Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, Director of the DC Department of Health (DOH), Keith Anderson, Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and Ward 2 FitDC Coach Aimee Stoltz, rallied Ward 2 residents at the Jelleff Recreation Center on July 25th.
During the 1.5 mile walk through the Georgetown neighborhood as part of the FitDC health and wellness initiative, the Mayor encouraged residents to live healthier lifestyles by linking them to nutrition and physical fitness resources in their communities, including FitDC coaches who can offer guidance on making healthy lifestyle choices.
As part of the initiative, Mayor Bowser discussed the Billion Steps Challenge, a citywide effort that encourages all DC residents to get active by collectively walking one billion steps. This challenge serves as a unique platform that will allow the FitDC coaches to encourage and motivate participants to get out, move more and make healthier choices resulting in better health outcomes.
“When I look at this year’s outstanding slate of Honorees, I am struck by a powerful common theme— artists as history-makers, artists who defy both convention and category,” commented Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter.
This year’s selected Honorees are:
- American rock band the Eagles
- Singer-songwriter Carole King
- Filmmaker George Lucas
- Actress and singer Rita Moreno
- Conductor Seiji Ozawa
- Actress and Broadway star Cicely Tyson
The annual Honors Gala has become the highlight of the Washington cultural and society calendar, and its broadcast on CBS is a high point of the television season. On Sunday, Dec. 6, in a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, produced by Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment, the 2015 Honorees will be saluted by today’s leading performers from New York, Hollywood, and the arts capitals of the world. Seated with the President of the United States and Mrs. Obama, the honorees will accept the thanks of their peers through performances and tributes.
Launching a contest for the first time on social media (#SendMeToHonors), The Kennedy Center will award one winner two tickets to the honors gala. Check it out on Twitter.