(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Brian Kenner joined executives from Hilton, Hines, and Qatari Diar, as well as DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans, to celebrate the grand opening of the Conrad Washington, DC, located at CityCenterDC.
“We all know Washington, DC is not only a great place to live and work – it’s also the best city in the world to visit and to do business in,” said Mayor Bowser. “Through private partnerships, we’re adding important hospitality options that create jobs for our residents and opportunities for our small businesses.”
The 360-room hotel, situated at the corner of New York Avenue and 10th Street NW, is the first for Conrad Hotels & Resorts in the nation’s capital. The hotel created approximately 800 construction jobs and 270 permanent jobs for the District and provided contracting opportunities valued at $72 million for 38 CBE companies during the construction phase, with additional CBEs to receive contracts during operations.
“We could not be more proud of our amazing team – many of whom are local residents – and are grateful for the talented crafts men and women that have played an important role in conceptualizing, building and opening this hotel,” said Laura Schofield, General Manager, Conrad Washington, DC. “Our owners Hines and Qatari Dari had a vision for this area – knitting together key ingredients to create a neighborhood filled with endless opportunities and experiences with our hotel as a focal point of design, art, comfort and community.”
Hines and Qatari Diar developed the Conrad Washington, DC in coordination with the District of Columbia, which continues to own the land associated with the project’s hotel and retail uses. DC-based real estate companies Bundy Development Corporation, The Jarvis Company, The Neighborhood Development Company, and Triden Development Group also are members of the development team and developer ownership.
Phase I of CityCenterDC, was completed in December 2013 and included 524,000 square feet of office space, 458 residential units, with 92 being affordable, and high-end retail options to Downtown. Presenting more than 30 world-class designer shops and boutiques, as well as some of the city’s best-known and critically acclaimed restaurants, CityCenterDC is a prized destination for both local Washingtonians and visitors.