Finally, DC gets headquarters hotel – TravelMole true

[bsa_pro_ad_space id=26]

Finally, DC gets headquarters hotel

Tuesday, 23 Jul, 2009 0

The 2.3 million-square-foot Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., is finally getting its headquarters hotel.
Construction on the new $537 million, 1,167-room Marriott Marquis is scheduled to begin this fall, with a targeted opening date in the first quarter of 2013. The property—which will be one of only three Marriott Marquis hotels in the country (the others are in New York and Atlanta)—will be located across the street from the convention center.
The Council of the District of Columbia gave its final approval to public financing legislation for the four-star hotel last month. The convention center has been without a headquarters hotel since it opened in March of 2003.
“The new hotel will allow us to not only maximize the center’s economic impact but will also create jobs for District residents during construction as well as operations of the hotel,” said Gregory A. O’Dell, CEO and general manager of the Washington Convention Center Authority, in a statement.
Construction is expected to spur other redevelopment projects in the area.
Report by David Wilkening


Related News Stories :   Japan ski resorts hike lift pass prices     Spain lifts vaccine requirement for kids     “Online a must if you want to survive”     ‘Staggering’ tourism losses after Hawaii Gov’s plea to stay away     American Airlines finally reaches agreement for O’Hare expansion     British arm of Cox and Kings seeks new investment  



Most Read

Ras Al Khaimah’s Tourism Triumph: A Conversation with Lyad Rasbey, RAKTDA Vice President

Turks and Caicos Tourism Resilience: A Collaborative Approach

Marriott International’s Antoinette Van den Berg Highlights Diverse Portfolio and Optimistic Outlook

Exploring Chile’s Sustainable and Adventurous Charms with Cristóbal Benítez

Sabah’s Deputy Minister of Tourism Advocates Sustainable and Inclusive Tourism

Tad Pierson

Media Getaway 2024 Unveiled: A Conversation with Howard Salinger of the Travel Connection Group

Ajman’s Sustainable Initiatives and Unique Experiences: A Conversation with Hind Sultan Al Marzooqi

Cruise Saudi’s Ambitious Voyage: A Conversation with Mashoor Baeshen

Air Transat’s Sonia Kurek Unveils Growth and Sustainability Initiatives in Exclusive Interview

Capturing the Magic of Sable Island: Geordie Mott’s Picture Perfect Tours

Exploring Blue Diamond Resorts with Alejandro Rodriguez del Peon

Your region selection will be saved in your cookie for future visits. Please enable your cookie for so this dialog box will not come up again.

Our emails to you has bounced Or You can change your email from your profile Setting Section

Price Based Country test mode enabled for testing United States (US). You should do tests on private browsing mode. Browse in private with Firefox, Chrome and Safari