Thursday, May 2, 2013
The kitchen, bar and lakeside patio is open at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center.
The Gaithersburg Marriott's newest addition is ready for customers. The Bench — a kitchen, lounge and lakeside patio — opened this week, completing one phase of the hotel's major upgrades. The restaurant headlines the new Marriott Greatroom that replaced The Grille at Washingtonian restaurant and traditional lobby in a multi-million dollar renovation by the Gaithersburg hotel’s owner, Host Hotels & Resorts, and manager, Marriott International. “We’re pleased to offer our guests a restaurant and greatroom designed for the modern lifestyle, whether they’re staying at the hotel, working in the neighborhood, or simply looking for an exceptional local dining experience,” said Sara Moore, general manager of the Gaithersburg Marriott …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Bench — a kitchen, lounge and lakeside patio — is slated to open in April.
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Wednesday, March 13
With all the hoopla about new dining coming to Gaithersburg's Crown development, one restaurant is slated to make its debut in April across the street in Washingtonian Center. The Bench — a kitchen, lounge and lakeside patio — will be part of the new Greatroom at the Gaithersburg Marriott, located at 9751 Washingtonian Blvd. The restaurant's menu has been developed over the past three months by Executive Chef Aaron Tootill, according to a news release. The process is one Tootill relishes. “It’s like an episode of Chopped. We start with about 100 ideas, then narrow them to 20,” Tootill said in a statement. “It takes a lot of tweaking, including multiple tastings and input from corporate chefs.” While the full menu won't be unveiled until …
Friday, December 14, 2012
The Lakeside Ballroom at Gaithersburg Marriott will be completed in March 2013.
Marriott Washingtonian Center is working on a new venue for parties big and small. The Gaithersburg hotel announced Monday its new Lakeside Ballroom, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and a private terrace overlooking the lake that anchors the Rio Washingtonian Center shopping, dining and entertainment complex. “The new ballroom embraces the natural beauty that surrounds Gaithersburg Marriott," Gaithersburg Marriott General Manager Sara Moore said in a statement. "When the Lakeside Ballroom is completed in March 2013, no other venue in the region will rival its sophisticated charm and exclusive amenities.” The ballroom, which combines meeting and event space, features a 672 square-foot pre-function area, 2,700-square foot ballroom and 2,…