BETHESDA, Md. and MCLEAN, Va. - Today, The Bethesdan Hotel, a locally inspired, vibrant hotel, opens its doors as the first Tapestry Collection by Hilton in Maryland. Located at 8120 Wisconsin Avenue in lively downtown Bethesda, Maryland, The Bethesdan Hotel brings a new style of hospitality, offering authentic, local experiences to the city.
Each of The Bethesdan’s 270 new and contemporary guest rooms offers floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular views of the surrounding city. Embracing the community even further, the hotel features a one-of-a-kind, 40’ high by 100’ long mural curated by a local artist on the outside of the building, which combines a sunflower, hummingbird, and swaths of color to welcome visitors, enhance the landscape of downtown, and celebrate the influence of the community on the hotel.
“The artist has created a truly remarkable piece of art that brings color and life to this busy corner of Wisconsin Avenue. Having owned and managed hotels in Bethesda since the 1980s, we are delighted to bring to life The Bethesdan, the first lifestyle hotel in the market,” said Davin Driskill, Senior Vice President of TBC Hotels.
The property offers several premier food and dining options for both guests and locals. The full-service restaurant, Leo & Liv, serves sumptuous American dishes with a Mediterranean twist. The menu utilizes fresh, local farmers market ingredients procured daily. Together, the food and ambiance provide a warm yet lively feel. The private dining room is ideal for a rehearsal dinner, milestone birthday or anniversary celebration, and after work office gatherings.
Before or after dinner, guests can indulge in local craft beer, specialty cocktails, and a large selection of wines at BFD (“But First Drinks …”), the lobby lounge. BFD also offers lite bites and delicious desserts. For those guests or visitors who want to grab something quick, Leo & Go has freshly made gourmet coffees, specialty espresso drinks, and delicious pastries as well as a variety of hot and cold Grab & Go Sandwiches, Salads, Snacks, and much more. Leo & Go is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“We are very excited to be able to deliver such an exceptional experience to our loyal guests as well as new patrons who want more from their stay when visiting Bethesda. We think we have something special for everyone to enjoy,” said Steve Wieder, General Manager of The Bethesdan Hotel.
The Bethesdan is part of the award-winning Hilton Honors guest-loyalty program. Hilton Honors members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app.
For more information on The Bethesdan Hotel, located at 8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland or to make a reservation, please visit The Bethesdan Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton or call 301-652-2000. The property is owned and managed by The Bernstein Companies, TBC Hotels. For more information on Tapestry Collection by Hilton, please visit newsroom.hilton.com.
About The Bernstein Companies
The Bernstein Companies, founded in 1933, is one of the oldest commercial real estate firms in Washington, DC. The privately-held company owns, manages, develops, and invests in a variety of commercial, residential, and hotel properties. A division of The Bernstein Companies, TBC Hotels has a long history of building lasting and meaningful relationships with associates, guests, partners, and the community. The Bernstein Companies purchased its first hotel in 1982, and over the past 35 years, TBC Hotels has owned, developed, and operated more than 20 hotels throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising nearly 7,400 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 124 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for six consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 173 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Tapestry Collection by Hilton is a portfolio of over 115 original hotels that offer guests unique style and vibrant personality, encouraging them to connect to their destination and enjoy authentic, off-the-beaten-path experiences. While each property has a unique story to share that comes to life through uplifting design and unique food & beverage, every Tapestry Collection property is united by the reliability that comes with the Hilton name, in addition to the benefits of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Experience Tapestry Collection by Hilton by booking at tapestrycollectionbyhilton.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Tapestry Collection by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/tapestry, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.