As of June 2021, the city has 19 new hotels and almost 4,300 additional rooms in the pipeline.
In 2021, several new hotels and new brands opened in Washington, DC, including Cambria by Choice Hotels and The Ven at Embassy Row. Classic properties underwent extensive renovations, including Hotel Madera and Lyle. This summer, DC will welcome two new hotels, Kimpton Banneker near Dupont Circle and Holiday Inn Express downtown.
Recently opened hotels:
Lyle (April 2021): Lyle Washington, DC will be the second U.S. property from international hospitality company Lore Group. Located in Dupont Circle, Lyle features 196 calming bedrooms with Art Deco references throughout the property. Neighborhood restaurant Lyle’s is led by Executive Chef Nicholas Sharpe and serves seasonal, contemporary American fare.
The Ven at Embassy Row (March 2021): Located in Dupont Circle as part of Marriott International’s Tribute Portfolio, the hotel features vibrant, social spaces inspired by Scandinavian design. The Ven includes a gallery with rotating art, 231 guest rooms overlooking Embassy Row’s stately mansions, a rooftop pool and bar. A full-service restaurant, Fred and Stilla, will offer indoor and outdoor dining.
Hotel Madera (February 2021): Hotel Madera and Firefly Kitchen + Bar recently reopened following extensive renovations. Situated in the heart of DC’s Dupont Circle, the newly reimagined Hotel Madera features 81 spacious guest rooms, 36 with private open-air balconies and 31 spacious 450-square-foot studio suites. The newly remodeled neighborhood restaurant Firefly Kitchen + Bar offers creative mixology and new American cuisine, serving as a refreshed social hub for locals and guests alike.
Cambria Hotel Washington, DC Capitol Riverfront (February 2021): Enjoy picturesque rooftop views overlooking the U.S. Capitol and Audi Field, modern amenities and proximity to the city's premier sporting and concert venues. The hotel includes 154 stylish guest rooms, 1,500 square feet of meeting space, a full-service American style restaurant with patio seating, RowHouse, and a scenic rooftop, Perch SW, with a 3,500-square-foot terrace.
Hotels opening in 2021:
Kimpton Banneker Hotel (June 2021): Located on Embassy Row, the 10-story sophisticated boutique hotel will engage guests in DC’s rich history and urban culture. The hotel features 144 spacious guest rooms and suites, 3,800 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space, an intimate and relaxed French bistro and a year-round rooftop bar and open-air deck with iconic views of the Washington Monument and the White House. The Banneker’s name is a nod to Benjamin Banneker, one of the country’s major Black innovators who, aside from contributions to astrology, mathematics and civil rights, played an integral role in surveying the land that would become the nation’s capital.
Holiday Inn Express Washington DC Downtown (July 30, 2021): less than one mile from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Capital One Arena, the hotel features 247 guest rooms, free Wi-Fi and hot breakfast. Each room is equipped with a microwave, mini-refrigerator, 43" TV, and in-room safe.
AC Hotel Capitol Riverfront (Q4 2021): The 200-Key AC Marriott hotel will be part of a mixed-use development including residential buildings and retail space. The property located off New Jersey Ave SE will have a bar and lounge as well as a library and meeting space and is located near Nationals Park.
Hotels with a recent change in name and management:
Hilton Washington DC Capitol Hill (formerly Washington Court Hotel): Just a couple of blocks from Union Station and the U.S. Capitol, the hotel offers over 20,000 square feet of event space. In addition to a stunning glass atrium, the contemporary property offers some of the best views of the city.
Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle (formerly Kimpton Palomar): The hotel features 335 tastefully appointed guest rooms and specialty suites providing a calming retreat as well as 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. New on-site restaurant, Certo! brings Italian coastal cuisine to the neighborhood.
Glover Park Hotel Georgetown (formerly Kimpton Glover Park Hotel): The luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Northwest DC has reopened under new management as of Dec. 23, 2020.
Opened in Fall 2020:
citizenM: the award-winning Dutch lifestyle and hotel company brings “affordable luxury” to DC. The hotel ascends 12 floors, features 252 guestrooms and a cloudM rooftop bar with an exterior terrace, all designed by Concrete Amsterdam and furnished by Vitra, both long-term collaborators of citizenM.
Hotel Zena: a bold new cultural hub celebrating female empowerment through provocative art, design and exciting and relevant programming. Following a $25 million renovation, the 191-room hotel is an ode to feminine strength, celebrated by all genders, races and sexualities, and a haven for the liberated forward thinker.
YOTEL Washington, DC: YOTEL Washington D.C. introduces the brand’s signature technology and design to DC, located steps from Capitol Hill and Union Station. The hotel is open with the brand’s newest elevated health and safety program, #SmartStay, in addition to the low-touch guest experience found at all YOTEL hotels.
Opening in 2022:
Pendry Hotel Washington D.C. – The Wharf: Featuring curated collections of art and local craftsmanship, the multi-faceted property will feature 131 guestrooms including 34 suites. It will also host three signature dining and bar concepts, a state-of-the-art Spa Pendry, and 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event and meeting space. The new upscale hotel chain is known locally for Baltimore’s luxe Sagamore Pendry hotel, owned in part by Under Armour founder Kevin Plank.
Opening in 2023:
MOB Hotel: 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.
Arlo: The boutique hotel brand is expected to debut its first Washington, DC hotel in 2023.