The architecturally striking Conrad Washington, D.C. hotel has finally opened on New York Avenue, Hilton’s luxury brand Conrad Hotels & Resorts announced in a press release on March 21.
The 360-room, 10-floor hotel at the mixed-use CityCenterDC was developed by international real estate firm Hines and investor Qatari Diar. With the opening of Conrad Washington, D.C., which offers technologically innovative and personalized experiences for guests, the company promises the nation’s capital “a new sense of modern hospitality and design”.
Pritzker Architecture Prize laureates Herzog & de Meuron have designed the hotel that features 30,000 square feet of luxury retail space on its ground floor and 32,000 square feet of purpose-built meeting space above ground level.
“We are thrilled to welcome the new flagship property for the Conrad brand and Hilton’s first luxury development in Washington, D.C., offering smart luxury to the globally connected traveler. The ever-evolving market within the nation’s capital provides the perfect opportunity to bring Conrad’s inspiring design, intuitive service and culinary excellence to business and leisure travelers alike,” said Martin Rinck, executive vice president and global head of Luxury & Lifestyle Group, Hilton.
The hotel also features Sakura Club on the 10th floor, offering sophisticated made-to-order menu available throughout the day, an exquisite Japanese whisky collection, and a traditional afternoon tea.
Laura Schofield, the General Manager of Conrad Washington, D.C. said that the opening of the hotel is a groundbreaking moment for the city as a whole. “Home to incredible restaurants and designer boutiques, CityCenterDC is the perfect location for our magnificent hotel; and we are delighted to be the icing on the cake and complete the second phase of this landmark development,” said Schofield.
The Conrad Washington, D.C. was developed by Hines and Qatari Diar in coordination with the District of Columbia, which is the owner of the land associated with the project. Among those taking part in the development team and developer ownership are D.C.-based real estate companies such as Bundy Development Corporation, The Jarvis Company, The Neighborhood Development Company, and Triden Development Group.