Virgin Hotels Plans First Washington, DC Property

WASHINGTON—Virgin Hotels has set its sights on Washington, DC, with plans to open and operate a new hotel in the city’s emerging Union Market area in fall 2019. It will be managed by Virgin Hotels and developed by D.B. Lee Development & Construction and Brook Rose Development.

Virgin Hotels Washington D.C. Union Market will have 178 chambers and grand chamber suites; multiple dining and drinking outlets, including the brand’s flagship space, Commons Club; a coffee shop; rooftop lounge with an infinity pool; as well as multiple meetings and events spaces.

The hotel will also honor the history of the Union Market area, as well as the artistic roots of the site’s former structure, with the implementation of its own artists-in-residence program. Numerous art studios will be located on the second level and alley way, along with an outdoor garden featuring sculptures by local artists.

Virgin Hotels Washington D.C. Union Market is a new-build located at 411 New York Ave., serving as neighbor to the Union Market, a culinary destination inspired by Seattle’s Pike Place Market. A hotbed for development and creativity, the Union Market area is experiencing exponential growth and additional residential, culinary and retail projects are planned in the years leading up to and beyond the hotel’s anticipated opening.