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Crowne Plaza Hotel Rockville
3 Research Ct, Rockville, MD 20850

Crowne Plaza Hotel is the perfect place for a business meeting or a special event with friends and loved ones. It'sMore Italian flare starts with an Italian entry foyer with Italian marble flooring, custom lighting at the entry table and an indoor villa in the center of the building. The common areas and rooms are all decorated with richly-colored walls, abstract paintings and mirrors. 

The only break from the Italian theme is the Chinese Bamboo displayed throughout the Crowne for good luck.

The simple, small red sign with Crowne Plaza Hotel branding is the only landmark for the building that's hidden from the street by trees and landscaping. 

Inside, all the rooms offer plasma televisions with cable and national stations for news, sports and entrainment. There are also comfy beds and plenty of space to work, answer emails or surf the web. 

Even the bathrooms have an Italian flare with ambient type lighting and ReNeuBotanicals care products. This goes with custom designed granite counters and natural colored tile to enhance the Italian atmosphere.

Refrigerators and rollaway beds are only available in suites.

Fitness services include a 2,000 square foot gym and yoga studio. The gym has free wights, universal weight machines, a cardiovascular center with elliptical crosstrainers, recumbent bikes and treadmills. An outdoor pool is open when the weather permits.

The separate yoga studio has body mats and videos. There is also an atrium when you're looking for some quiet time to relax.

There is plenty of space for business, professional and social events without feeling cramped. Thirteen thousand square feet hosts a grand ballroom, six meeting suites and an executive board room. 

 The Atrium Cafe & Lounge offers catering services for all meetings and events. The menu changes regularly with features of Prime Rib, Blacken Swordfish and Seafood Manicotti. Dinner is served Monday though Friday, 5 to 10 p.ma. The kitchen closes at 11 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Lounge hours are daily from 4:30 to 11 p.m.

Breakfast is offered Monday through Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday times are 7 to 10 a.m.  

Shuttle service to local businesses and the Shady Grove Metro Station are offered. Otsuka, Computer Sciences Corporation, The Institute for Genomic Research, Medimmune, Celera and other Biotech organizations are in the neighborhood.

This is a non-smoking building.

St. Raphael School
1513 Dunster Road, Rockville, MD 20854
St. Raphael School is a top-ranked Catholic elementary and middle school serving grades K–8, and is affiliated with St.More Raphael Nursery School, which offers an early-childhood program for children 2 1/2 through 4 years of age, including a pre-kindergarten program for older 4-year-olds. SRS is the newest school in the Archdiocese of Washington and specializes in customized education through differentiated learning and small-group instruction, with an average student-teacher ratio of 9:1 for math and reading. Our state-of-the-art building opened in 2011 and features large, light-filled classrooms, a science lab, art room, music room, computer lab, library and more. Our middle-schoolers have their own home on the upper level and participate in a 1:1 iPad program. Because research shows that physical activity stimulates the brain for better learning, movement is big at SRS. Grades 3 and up have P.E. four times a week; K–2 have P.E. once a week and two recesses a day. Our SPARK program, which emphasizes individual fitness goals, includes a fully equipped workout room. Our tree-lined running path is available during lunch and recess. Both SRS and SRNS are known for their warm and welcome environments, and our Catholic identity is woven throughout our curriculum. St. Raphael School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement. St. Raphael Nursery School is licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education's Office of Child Care.