Hilton Alexandria Old Town offers an Affordable and Unforgettable Summer Getaway in Old Town, Alexandria

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Guests Can Soak Up the Summer With Water Taxi and Key to the City Museum Passes, Plus Hotel Parking

Old Town, Alexandria does Summer like no other city with gorgeous waterfront views, rich history and sightseeing for all members of the family. Hilton Alexandria Old Town’s Love Your Summer Package provides visitors and locals alike an unforgettable Old Town, Alexandria experience and the opportunity to soak up the sun in this sought-out travel destination.
Named #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine and one of the South’s Prettiest Cities 2018 by Southern Living, Alexandria’s neighborhoods are rich in history and modern culture. Visitors can make the most of a trip to Alexandria with a value-packed hotel package, which includes two adult, two-day, unlimited ride water taxi passes (a $78 value), complimentary hotel parking and two Key to the City museum passes, providing access to nine historic sites as well as other unique features. These benefits add over $200 in value to every stay of two days or more.
Love Your Summer package is available May 22 to September 2, with rates starting as low as $149 plus tax.
To find more information or reserve accommodations, guests may visit The Hilton Alexandria Old Town website.
About Hilton Alexandria Old Town:
The reinvented Hilton Alexandria Old Town recently completed a top-to-bottom modern renovation of guest rooms, restaurant, lobby and meeting space. Located in the historic, vibrant King Street neighborhood, Hilton Alexandria Old Town is one of the most convenient hotels in Alexandria, VA for business and leisure travelers visiting Washington, DC. Guests enjoy on-site amenities, dining and tours of the historic city.
About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,700 properties with more than 923,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 89 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

City of Alexandria Hosts Opening Expo for New Patrick Henry Recreation Center
For Immediate Release: February 14, 2019

The City of Alexandria invites the public to celebrate the opening of the new Patrick Henry Recreation Center (4653 Taney Ave.) on Saturday, February 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“The new Patrick Henry Recreation Center provides a wonderful addition to the City programs and amenities available on Alexandria’s West End,” said City Manager Mark Jinks. “The innovative and flexible design maximizes use by the entire community.”

The Opening Expo will feature free activities for all ages, including class demonstrations, fitness room and functional fitness demos, soft play room use, exhibitors, summer camp information, facility tours, face painting, DJ music, and a “meet and greet” with center staff. On-going class demonstrations will include yoga, boxing, creative arts, tumbling, martial arts, tai chi, basketball, performing arts and more. For more information, visit the event page on the City Calendar.

The new recreation center opened to the public on January 22, and operates Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with additional opportunity for pre-scheduled use on Saturday evenings and Sundays.

Recreation amenities include:

indoor running or walking lanes
a flex court with full size basketball, volleyball and pickleball courts
multipurpose rooms to provide space for expanded senior programming, community classes and meetings and expanded Out of School Time programs
dedicated arts and crafts, exercise and fitness, and soft play rooms
shared used of the black box theatre, full size gymnasium and an additional multipurpose room in the adjacent elementary school during non-school hours
preparations continue for the installation of a full size rectangular synthetic turf field with a coach-pitch baseball/softball diamond overlay, outdoor basketball court, three playgrounds and adult fitness equipment
Free drop-in classes provide another opportunity to sample programs that will be offered in the spring. Pre-registration is not required for drop-in classes. The following classes will be offered weekly at the recreation center between February 25 and March 29:

Fun for Kids: Lil Yogis, Tiny Chefs, Lil Kickers, Little Stars, Jump Shots for Tots and Tumbling
Adult Fitness: Zumba, Stretch It Out, Hip Hop Fitness, Yoga, Walk & Fit Training, Boxercise, Tai Chi and Adult Weight Training
Fitness for Ages 55 & Up: Age Reversal Stretch, Senior Aerobics, Senior Weight Training and Line Dancing
The original joint project plan between the City and Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) was put in place almost five years ago. Staff from the City and ACPS worked closely together to resolve site constraints and topographical issues to ensure project efficiency while simultaneously matching the needs of both entities. The final total cost of the project was $62.8 million, of which $52.3 million is attributed to the new school and $10.5 million is attributed to the recreation center, including the upgrading of outdoor amenities.

For a detailed schedule of drop-in classes with descriptions and parking information, visit alexandriava.gov/Recreation or contact the Patrick Henry Recreation Center at 703.746.5557.

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact gladstone.harriott@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.5557, Virginia Relay 711.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/108102.




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