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Washington Marriott Wardman Park provides amnesty for “lost” memorabilia

Washington Marriott Wardman Park provides amnesty for “lost” memorabilia

Ushering in its centennial celebration next year, the Washington Marriott Wardman Park is offering a two-night weekend stay in its iconic Langston Hughes suite for the guest with the best story who returns a piece of lost history or memorabilia to the historic hotel in Woodley Park.

Since opening in 1918, the hotel has played host to political meetings, glamorous weddings, esteemed social galas and important moments in American history. The memories made have been countless and hotel guests have occasionally been known to take mementos every now and then – a hand towel here, or a teaspoon there, all with personal sentimental value. Over the past hundred years, that can add up to a considerable amount of pieces – each with a story.

Now through the end of the year, the storied hotel in Washington, DC is accepting these appropriated souvenirs, no questions asked, and the stories that go along with them. Whether it was a wedding, a honeymoon, a family occasion or other life event, each of these collected items has a story to tell. Those with the best story, based on the judging criteria listed in the rules, and submitted in print, will receive a two-night weekend stay in the luxurious Langston Hughes suite, as well as 500,000 Marriott Rewards points to create future memories.

To celebrate its centennial, the hotel will use all the past memorabilia collected to create a permanent display in its lobby. The winner will be announced in January 2018. Guests can deliver or send the items along with their stories to the hotel’s executive office:

Washington Marriott Wardman Park
c/o Marriott Wardman Park Amnesty
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20008