WestEnd25 Set to Open Today

WestEnd25 Set to Open Today WASHINGTON, DC - Vornado/Charles E. Smith and Bozzuto Management Company announce the opening of WestEnd25 - a unique apartment community that combines sustainable thinking with uncompromising luxury. Unparalleled city views complement ten floors of eco-friendly residences in the heart of Washington, D.C.'s coveted West End. The 283 new residences, nestled between Georgetown and Dupont Circle, mark a new standard in green living.

On Wednesday, May 5, WestEnd25 will celebrate the completion of this landmark community with a launch event from 7-10 pm. Taking place at the Zenith Skypool and the Loggia terrace, the event will showcase WestEnd25's extraordinary views, location, and eco-focused lifestyle. Hosted by Mitchell Schear, President of Vornado/Charles E. Smith, the evening will feature selections from three renowned neighborhood restaurants, Blue Duck Tavern, Bourbon and RIS, plus handcrafted summer cocktails, live music and entertainment. Philippe Cousteau, founder of environmental non-profit EarthEcho International, will serve as an honorary host of the evening.

WestEnd25 is designed to meet LEED-CS Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. From its native plant-landscaped courtyard to its green roof that filters and reduces stormwater runoff, WestEnd25 brings a higher level of sustainable design to DC's most desirable neighborhood.

Residents at WestEnd25 reap the benefits of Energy Star ® appliances, low-emitting VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint, carpets, adhesives, and sealants, plus a constant air filtration management system that continually leverages fresh outdoor air to enhance indoor air quality. High efficiency water source heating and cooling conserves energy, while green, healthy practices are encouraged through convenient recycling areas and abundant bike storage areas. West End 25 is directly connected to bike paths that connect outside of its doors into Rock Creek Park.

WestEnd25 offers 10,000 square feet of amenities. On the first floor, guests are welcomed by 24-hour concierge and invited to relax in the Lucent Lounge, which includes a catering kitchen, high-definition flat screen television, coffee service, seating area around a dramatic fireplace which opens to an outdoor bamboo-lined Zen Garden. The Elevate Fitness Center features world-class strength and cardio training equipment with LCD screens and iPod docking stations.

On the rooftop, the Zenith Skypool and the Loggia provides a stunning 365 degree view over Georgetown, Rock Creek Park and the Arlington and Washington, D.C., city skylines, and features a sun terrace with lounging area, grills for cooking, server, and a bar for entertaining.

Eco-luxury one, two-bedroom and penthouses floor plans offer chef-inspired gourmet kitchens feature stainless steel, touch-screen energy-efficient GE Profile appliances surrounded by granite countertops and custom cabinetry. Luxurious bathrooms are appointed with Kohler fixtures and granite countertops. The generously-sized, light-filled, open floor plans incorporate floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views; many residences also feature balconies or terraces.

WestEnd25 is a Vornado/Charles E. Smith development and is leased and managed by Bozzuto Management Company.

For more information, please visit www.westend25apts.com. The May 5 event is by invitation only; media are invited and encouraged to attend. To RSVP, please contact Barbara Martin at 301.512.5078, barbara@fingerprintdc.com.

Vornado/Charles E. Smith is one of the largest owner/developers in the Washington area, and is recognized for its track record of innovative, high quality development in the very best locations. Vornado/Charles E. Smith is a division of Vornado Realty Trust.

Voted Property Management Company of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in 2000 and 2009, Bozzuto Management Company offers the finest in apartment living and management services. With more than 100 properties in exceptional locations throughout the East Coast, Bozzuto Management Company offers a resident experience that is truly beyond compare. The company is part of The Bozzuto Group, a full-service real estate firm headquartered in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Source: Bozzuto/Vornado/Charles E. Smith

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