Hilton and Hyatt Bring Dual-Branded Hotel to The Wharf in DC

WASHINGTON, DC—Hilton Worldwide and Hyatt Hotels Corporation will open a 413-key, dual-branded hotel at The Wharf here, according to Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, the master developer of the mixed-use waterfront community.

Canopy by Hilton, a 120,000-sq.-ft. lifestyle brand hotel, will have 175 keys, and Hyatt House, a 145,000-sq.-ft. extended-stay hotel, will have 238 keys. The combined properties will include café/bar and other dining options; a 1,100-sq.-ft. fitness center; 2,500 sq. ft. of meeting room space; a courtyard with outdoor terraces and water features; an outdoor pool; and a rooftop bar with Washington Channel views. The penthouse will include an additional 10,000-sq.-ft. lounge area with views of the Potomac. The total built area for both hotels, including ground-floor retail and shared space, is approximately 300,000 sq. ft. The hotel site includes more than 30,000 sq. ft. of street-level retail and restaurant space, and two levels of below-grade parking. It will be located between Maine Ave. and Wharf St., adjacent to 7th Street Park. The hotels will open in fall 2017. Both properties will be managed and operated by Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, and are being designed by SmithGroup JJR.

“Hilton Worldwide is thrilled to be part of Washington, DC’s Wharf, one of the nation’s most transformative waterfront redevelopments,” said Christopher Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton Worldwide. “We are excited about introducing our Canopy by Hilton brand to the Washington region and believe this is a perfect addition to The Wharf’s long-term vision of creating an urban neighborhood on the DC waterfront. Canopy is a thoughtfully local new hotel brand that redefines the lifestyle category. Canopy will offer a fresh approach to hospitality by incorporating design and culture elements from The Wharf into the hotel, delivering a positive stay experience.”

“Both of these hotels offer a hospitality experience that, when mixed with the breathtaking waterfront and surrounded by our curated array of chef-driven restaurants and retail shops, furthers our vision of a truly transformative Southwest Waterfront community,” said Monty Hoffman, founder and CEO of PN Hoffman. “These hotels will offer visitors a new norm in traveling. Whether on business, a vacation or a staycation, you’ll find a fresh, modern waterfront experience at either of these hotels.”

“Hyatt and Hilton are two extraordinary brands we are bringing to The Wharf, alongside Carr Hospitality’s 275-room InterContinental Hotel,” said Amer Hammour, chairman and CEO of Madison Marquette. “This array of internationally branded accommodations combined with extraordinary ground-floor shops and restaurants will further enhance the rare waterfront experience to stay, work, entertain, relax, shop and dine along the water.”