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Holiday Boat Parade of Lights Sets Sail Close to Hotels Near Old Town Alexandria

Don't Miss the Spectacular Close to the City's Holiday Weekend

ARLINGTON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/26/12 -- Old Town Alexandria continues its holiday celebration during a full weekend of festivities with the 13th Annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights on December 1, 2012, a favorite with Alexandria and DC residents and visitors. And with this Reagan National Airport hotel, guests can be close to it all.

On December 1, 2012, a parade of festively decorated boats will sail along the Potomac River, easily accessible from this hotel near Old Town Alexandria. The parade includes 50 powerboats, sailboats and the district fireboat, the John Glenn, which spouts water 70 feet into the air. The brightly lit boats will compete for prizes in a number of categories including Hardiest Souls, Best Thinking Outside the Christmas Box and Best in Show.

The event will kick off close to this hotel near Old Town Alexandria, VA at 3:00p.m. with free photos with Santa for kids (and dogs), plus free hot cocoa and cider. The boat parade begins at 5:15 p.m.

The best place to see the boat parade is from the docks of the Alexandria waterfront, located behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center. You can get there easily from this Arlington, VA hotel near the Metro; get off at the King Street station and walk 10 blocks or take the free King Street Trolley.

If you're looking for a convenient place to stay and celebrate the season with the boat parade and more, this Crystal City hotel should be your top choice. An award-winning, modern design, minutes from Old Town Alexandria, offers comfortable accommodations and generous amenities. Rooms are outfitted with high-speed wireless Internet access, luxurious bedding, coffee/tea service, work desk, 37-inch flat-panel HDTV and organic bath products from Aveda.

For a festive meal, this LEED® Gold-certified hotel serves modern Italian fare and fine wines at SOCCi. Or, toast to good times with gourmet coffee, rich pastries and espresso beverages at Espressamente Illy. If you've treated yourself to more than you'd like, this hotel offers a fitness center and indoor heated pool for easy workouts.

About the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
The best of a hotel experience, from the thoughtful amenities and first-class service to the award-winning architecture and latest technology, can be found at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel. This DC-area hotel, just one mile from Reagan National Airport (DCA), is the ideal location for meetings and events, with more than 17,000 sq. ft. of event space, enhanced networks for connectivity and the latest audiovisual equipment. It's also conveniently located near companies including Lockheed Martin, IBM, PBS, EPA, the Pentagon and Boeing. Fine dining can be found onsite at SOCCi, featuring a menu of modern Italian fare such as pasta and steak, while you can grab a quick coffee, espresso or snack at Espressamente Illy. Accommodations at this LEED® Gold-certified hotel are modern, stylish and practical with 37-inch flat-panel HDTVs and plug-in panels, coffee/tea service, high-speed wireless Internet access, desks with ergonomic chairs, plush bedding and organic Aveda bath amenities.

RENAISSANCE HOTELS represents a diverse collection of more than 150 hotels in 35 countries worldwide. Each property is unique, offering passionate travelers a one-of-kind experience and memories they will be sure to take with them long after they depart. Within every hotel, guests are greeted by an exceptional array of amenities and an inspiring world of local discoveries. For travelers looking to experience something new, innovative and locally driven programs including the industry leading entertainment platform RLife LIVE as well R Navigator, ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com. Friend us on Facebook www.facebook.com/RenHotels. Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/RenHotels

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