(Developer Website, Marriott.com)
“Our company began here in Washington, DC more than 80 years ago with a restaurant that my parents opened just up the street from the site of the new Washington Marriott Marquis,” said J.W. Marriott, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Marriott International, Inc. “I am so proud to have a Washington Marriott Marquis hotel join the network of great Marriott convention hotels around the world, including three other Marriott Marquis properties in New York, Atlanta and San Francisco.”
Contruction at 10th and L St NW is well underway for the new hotel, which will serve as a centerpiece of continued economic revitalization in downtown Washington and as a much-needed compliment to the existing $850 Million Washington Convention Center.
The approximately $550 Million, four-star hotel, will be one of only four Marriott Marquis properties in the country. Plans for the hotel include incorporating the historic Samuel Gompers AFL-CIO headquarters, known as the “Plumbers Building,” into the property with its own boutique feel.
It will include approximately 1,200 rooms and is designed to reflect its surroundings and compliment the Convention Center. With more than 100,000 square feet of meeting and assembly space, a grand lobby and five separate retail and restaurant outlets on the ground floor, the hotel is also set to be the next great social hub in the city.
Meeting space will include a 30,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, two 10,800-square-foot junior ballrooms, more than 53,000 square feet of Meeting Rooms, an 18,800-square-foot indoor Event Terrace and a 5,200-square-foot Rooftop Terrace.
The Washington Marriott Marquis was designed to earn LEED Â® Silver (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, registered by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The hotel will be one of the largest hotels in the country to earn Silver certification, verifying that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.