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Hotel Happenings

The city has 17 new hotels and 4,539 additional rooms in the pipeline including renovations, new properties and brands in various neighborhoods.


Opening in 2023 and beyond:

•  Royal Sonesta (Spring 2023): The second Royal Sonesta in Washington, DC will open near Union Station. Part of a mixed-use complex that will include retail and office space, the 274-room hotel is slated to debut in the spring. The building will offer additional rooftop and conference space with views of iconic landmarks.
•  Arlo (2024): The boutique hotel brand is expected to debut its first Washington, DC hotel in 2023 near the H Street corridor. The 445-room hotel will incorporate the 1888 Harrison apartments one of DC’s oldest apartment buildings. It will have two restaurants, a fitness room, a penthouse pool and lounge, ground-floor retail, a bodega and a tucked-away speakeasy.

•  The James (2024): From Royal Sonesta comes a high-end lifestyle option in top urban and resort destination markets. The James DC will be one of three properties under this flag. The James brand caters to both visitors and local guests, offering a unique experience and destination worthy beverage and food.
•  Avid Downtown (2025): The first Avid Hotel opens in DC in 2025. Part of IHG Hotels & Resort, Avid is a midscale modern-design brand focused on sound sleep, good value and complimentary breakfast.

•  MOB Hotel (2025): A stylish Paris-based chain anchored by design team lead Philippe Starck is expected to open its first of five planned North American hotels in DC. The brand embraces neighborhood culture and programs, art talks and regular concerts in its lobbies. The hotel will feature 144 rooms and rooftop views of the U.S. Capitol along with live music, a restaurant, bar and cinema.


Recent Openings:

  • Washington Marriott Capitol Hill (January 2023): A new Marriott property is part of the mixed-use project NoMa CNTR. Features of the 235-room hotel include a glass-enclosed two-story lobby, a large ballroom, an outdoor terrace, an onsite restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining, a rooftop bar and event space, fitness facilities and Marriott’s M club.

  • Holiday Inn Express Washington DC Downtown (December 2022): Located a few blocks from Mount Vernon Triangle Metro station, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Capital One Arena, the 14-story hotel features 247 contemporary guest rooms, free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour fitness center and a complimentary hot breakfast bar. Flexible meeting space on the top floor offers views of the U.S. Capitol and each room is equipped with a microwave, mini-refrigerator and 43" TV. Other amenities include onsite parking.

  • The Morrow Hotel Washington, DC Curio Collection by Hilton (November 2022): The 203-room hotel is in The Morrow at Central Armature Works, a redeveloped site in the emerging NoMA  neighborhood directly next to the NoMa/Galludet Metro station. The upscale brand from Hilton is in a three-tower mixed use project alongside two resident towers. The hotel is seeking LEED Silver certification and includes outdoor event space, indoor and outdoor food and beverage spaces and a rooftop with views of the city. 

  • Pendry Hotel Washington DC– The Wharf (October 2022): The multi-faceted property features 131 waterfront guestrooms, 34 suites. It has three dining and bar concepts, Spa Pendry and 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event and meeting space. 

  • Salamander Washington, DC (September 2022): Middleburg, Virginia based Salamander Hotels & Resorts took over a 373-key property in Southwest DC, formerly Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. This is the first for the brand in Washington, DC. The property is undergoing a phased renovation.

  • citizenM Washington DC NoMa (August 2022): Situated in the heart of NoMa near the metro and Union Market, the 292-key property is the city’s second citizenM hotel. Staples of the beloved European brand include King-sized beds, MoodPads, HD-TVs with streaming, free Wi-Fi, blackout blinds and rain showers. The hotel has a ground floor restaurant and bar, meeting space and fitness center. The lower level of the property offers bike storage, showers and changing facilities.

  • Selina (June 2022): The DC property opened June 15 and is designed in partnership with local artists, creators, and tastemakers. Located in the NoMA neighborhood, Selina features 106 guest rooms and offers curated local experiences. The hotel plans to attract the Millennial and Gen Z market with value-priced accommodations and local experiences, branding itself as being designed for digital nomads and the modern traveler.

  • Waldorf Astoria Washington, DC (June 2022): Waldorf Astoria Washington DC is now open in the nation’s capital, bringing stunning design and unforgettable experiences to Pennsylvania  Avenue. Inspiration comes from the legacy of the Old Post Office, which embodies a grand vision and limitless potential. It's also guided by Waldorf Astoria’s iconic history. The hotel offers events, meeting space, a spa and deluxe guest rooms.