HOTELS: Root Beer to Riches

To Washingtonians, from Cabinet officers to Government clerks, the orange-roofed Hot Shoppes are as well known as the Washington Monument. Last week Hot Shoppe Owner J. Willard Marriott branched out with another sort of monument—one of the world's largest motels. Sprawling along seven Potomac-side acres beside busy U.S. 1, the $5,000,000 motel has 370 wall-to-wall carpeted rooms equipped with TV and hifi, plus a swimming pool for adults, a wading pool for children. Guests can drive up to Marriott's Motor Hotel, select accommodations from a look at 3-D Kodachrome prints, then drive...

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