The city has 29 new hotels and 5,700 additional rooms in the pipeline including new hotels and new brands in neighborhoods throughout the city.
In 2022, eight new hotels and new brands will open across Washington, DC including the AC Hotel Washington, DC Capitol Hill Navy Yard and the Pendry Hotel at the Wharf. Classic properties underwent extensive renovations, including The Ven at Embassy Row in Dupont Circle. The former Trump hotel in the historic Old Post Office Pavilion is set to become a Waldorf Astoria. It isWashington DC's first Hilton luxury brand.
Courtyard by Marriott Washington DC Dupont Circle (January 2022): Formally the Kimpton Topaz hotel, the newly-renovated Courtyard by Marriott features a contemporary design in the historic Dupont Circle neighborhood a few blocks from the National Geographic Museum. The hotel includes a 24-hour fitness center and 143 guest rooms available in kings or double queens with large windows with views of the neighborhood and St. Matthew’s Basilica. The lobby welcomes leisure and business travelers alike with two dining options, check-in pods and private booths equipped with built in monitors.
AC Hotel Washington DC Capitol Hill Navy Yard (February 2022): Opened in February, the AC Hotel Washington DC is situated between DC's Capitol Hill neighborhood, Navy Yard and the attractions on the the National Mall. The modern hotel features 225 spacious guest rooms, many with two queen beds, and several with private balconies and Capitol views. There's also a 10000-square-foot, state-of-the-art fitness center, flexible meeting and light-filled event spaces and a large rooftop restaurant and bar named Smoke & Mirrors. The restaurant can accommodate 200 people indoors and another 150 outdoors. In addition to the rooftop restaurant, there is a main floor all-day restaurant.
Holiday Inn Express Washington DC Downtown (May 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 will feature 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.
Selina (June 2022): Selina, an independent brand, believes it is built for today's "nomadic traveler," providing guests with a global infrastructure to travel and work abroad seamlessly. The DC property will be designed in partnership with local artists, creators and tastemakers. Located in the NoMA neighborhood, Selina will feature 178 guest rooms and offer curated local experiences. The hotel plans to attract Millennial and Gen Z market with value-priced accommodations.
citizenM Washington DC NoMa (Summer 2022): Situated in the hear 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 will have a ground floor restaurant and bar, meeting space and fitness center. The lower level of the property will have bike storage, showers and changing facilities.
Pendry Hotel Washington D.C. – The Wharf (Summer 2022): Featuring curated collections of art and local craftsmanship, the multi-faceted property features 131 guestrooms including 34 suites. It will 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.
The Morrow Washington, DC Curio Collection by Hilton (September 2022): From Curio by Hilton, 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 projected to have LEED Silver certification and will include outdoor event space, indoor and outdoor food and beverage spaces and a rooftop with views of the city.
Dock 79 Hotel (December 2022): Mixed-use waterfront development Dock 79 in Capital Riverfront is slated to break ground on phase four of construction in 2022, including a 325-key hotel. The hotel remains unbranded but is expected to deliver within the calendar year.
The Ven at Embassy Row (March 2021): Refurbished in 2021 at the tune of 15 million, the Ven at embassy Row near Dupont Circle features 231 guest rooms and a rooftop pool with views of Embassy Row. Interiors are inspired by a contemporary Scandinavian vibe (ven means "friend" in Danish) and include, art filled public spaces, Calder-like light fixtures and comfortable seating areas. An outdoor patio is available for dining at the onsite Fred and Stilla restaurant with breakfast and dinner options. The Ven at Embassy Row is wheelchair accessible.
Opening in 2023 and beyond
MOB Hotel (2023): 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 (2023): The boutique hotel brand is expected to debut its first Washington, DC hotel in 2023 near the H Street corridor. The 420-room hotel will incorporate one of DC's oldest surviving apartment buildings, the 1888 Harrison apartments, The hotel will feature two restaurants, a fitness room, a penthouse pool and lounge, ground-floor retail, a bodega and tucked-away speakeasy.
Marriott Washington DC NE (spring 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.
Royal Sonesta (2023): The second Royal Sonesta in Washington, DC will open near Union Station. Part of a mixed-use complex with hotel, retail and office space, the 274-room hotel is slated to debut in the spring of 2023. The building will offer additional rooftop and conference space with views of iconic DC landmarks.
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.