Saturday, March 14, 2015

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Announces New Bourbon Program

The Dignitary at Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

From our friends at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC...

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Announces New Bourbon Program, Spotlighting The Dignitary Bourbon Bar

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC launches a multifaceted whiskey program and Marquis signature cocktail creation competition

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, the largest hotel in the nation’s capital, which opened in May 2014, launches several Bourbon programs in response to the buzz surrounding the hotel’s popular bourbon bar, The Dignitary. Starting March 1, Marriott Marquis kicks off a competition to create a signature Marquis Bourbon Cocktail, as well as ongoing drink specials, and trivia nights with expert bar chefs Pete, Tom, and Rosen who have more than 50 years combined bartending and whiskey expertise.

With the largest whiskey selection of any hotel bar in Washington, DC, The Dignitary has a speakeasy feel, rich with dark woods, a red brick bar, leather club chairs, a simmering fireplace, and tin ceiling tiles. Barside, talented mixologists serve up a robust lineup of high-end bourbons. Whiskey rarities include Jefferson Presidential 25 and the trio of whiskey from Orphan Barrel. Mixologists Pete, Tom, and Rosen have created an all-American drink list based off of president's favorites as well as a sophisticated small plates menu from Marriott Marquis Executive Chef Matthew Morrison. The Dignitary is located within the hotel’s original historic Samuel Gompers AFL-CIO headquarters building, and features an outdoor patio, seating up to 40 on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and 9th Street.

Highlights of The Marquis Bourbon Program:

The Marquis Bourbon Cocktail Contest. Calling all whiskey mixologists! Marriott Marquis Washington, DC is accepting entries of personally crafted bourbon cocktail recipes. Entries can be emailed to starting March 1 through May 1. Pete, Tom, and Rosen will choose the winner, whose cocktail will land on The Dignitary menu for Summer 2015, along with receiving a complimentary one-night overnight stay at Marriott Marquis (blackout dates apply.)

The Bourbon Dignitaries. Expert bar chefs Pete, Tom, and Rosen are the city’s go-to whiskey experts. The Dignitaries will host Bourbon Project Trivia Nights the first Wednesday of each month starting in March. Can’t stop by? Follow the fun on Instagram (@thedignitarydc) and Facebook.

Drink Specials on Whiskey Weekends. Receive 50% off first whiskey cocktail when posting a #whiskeyweekend photo to Instagram and tagging the bar’s Instagram handle (@thedignitarydc) the first weekend of every month starting in March.

Seasonal Small Plates. From Valentine’s Day to Cherry Blossom season, look out for bourbon-infused culinary creations at The Dignitary.

Downtown Washington, DC’s newest hotel, Marriott Marquis includes 1,175 rooms and more than 105,000 square feet of meeting space all connected via underground concourse to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center - making the conveniently located Dignitary bar a favorite for locals, business travelers, and tourists alike. To learn more about Marriott Marquis Washington, DC and The Dignitary visit

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC opened May 1, 2014 with 1,175 rooms, which includes 49 suites, and over 105,000 square feet of function space, including a 30,600 square-foot Marquis Ballroom and two 10,800 square-foot ballrooms. Marriott Marquis Washington, DC is conveniently located next door to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center - and connected via an underground concourse. An epicenter of downtown DC, the hotel has transformed its neighborhood and introduced a new, exciting venue for local social gatherings, business travelers and meetings and conventions. The property features a grand atrium lobby with a 56-foot sculpture, a state-of-the-art bi-level fitness center, and five ground-floor dining outlets. The hotel’s design is innovative, incorporating the site’s original historic Samuel Gompers AFL-CIO headquarters and earned LEED Silver accreditations (one of the largest hotels in the country to earn this eco-friendly distinction). For more information on Marriott Marquis Washington, DC please visit and follow the hotel on Facebook ( and Twitter (@MHMarquisWDC).