(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Conrad Washington, DC today announced it is now accepting reservations for guests, meetings and events in anticipation of its opening in February 2019. 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 property is designed to bring Washington hospitality into a new era of modern luxury with its unique architecture, sleek interior design, inspired art collection and culinary offerings led by world-renowned chefs.
The hotel anchors the second phase of CityCenterDC, a high-end, mixed-use development in downtown Washington, DC known for its collection of upscale retail stores and eateries, and developed by the international real estate firm Hines and investor Qatari Diar.
“Conrad Washington, DC will usher in a new era of hospitality for our domestic and international travelers seeking modern luxury in the nation’s capital,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton. “With Hilton’s global headquarters in nearby McLean, Virginia, we are excited to introduce the Conrad brand to our hometown.”
World-Class Design by Architecture Firm of London’s Tate Modern
Conrad Washington, DC features a sleek all-glass exterior that wraps around its 10 floors, 360 rooms and 30,000 square feet of high-end retail space below the hotel on the ground floor. The hotel’s concept was envisioned by renowned Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, best known for landmark projects like the Olympic Stadium in Beijing and The Tate Modern in London. Architect of Record, HKS Inc., served as the Production Architect on the project. Consultant Rottet Studio designed the interiors as a restrained, minimalist expression of purity of thought and design, to complement the carefully conceived building. The hotel also features a contemporary art collection inspired by the Washington Color School movement, curated by consulting firm Tatar Art Projects.
“We are incredibly excited that Conrad Washington, DC will showcase what makes the Conrad brand so unique: contemporary design, curated art and leading innovation that inspires the entrepreneurial spirit of the globally connected traveler,” said Martin Rinck, executive vice president and global head, Luxury & Lifestyle Group, Hilton. “It will not only be a hallmark property for the brand, but a standout hotel for the Washington, DC area.”
Bold New Voltaggio Restaurant and Event Space
The hotel will offer 32,000 square feet of elevated meeting space bathed in natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as three outdoor terraces, a rooftop bar and dedicated event terrace featuring panoramic views of the U.S. Capitol. The property’s signature restaurant, Estuary, is a creation by James Beard nominees and “Top Chef” alumni, Bryan and Michael Voltaggio.
Exclusive Club to Offer Elevated Personalized Service
Rounding out the hotel’s distinct offerings is a new program called the Sakura Club – an exclusive amenity located on the 10th floor of the hotel that is accessible with the purchase of club level guestrooms and suites. Deriving its name from the Japanese word for cherry blossom, the Sakura Club features an aesthetic influenced by the signature trees given to Washington, DC by Japan in 1912. The exceptional experience features elevated personalized service that begins before guests arrive and extends throughout their stay and beyond. As part of this service, the Sakura Club offers a serene environment featuring meals made to order by a private chef, a dedicated club concierge, use of private meeting rooms, priority reservations at Estuary and special access to rooftop bar events.
“In every piece of its immaculate design, Conrad Washington, DC is breaking the mold of traditional DC luxury,” said Laura Schofield, General Manager, Conrad Washington, DC. “From its preeminent architecture to its spectacular art and elevated cuisine, the hotel’s debut is undeniably the most anticipated hotel opening of the year.”
The hotel is adjacent to CityCenterDC’s high-end retail stores and upscale eateries. “As the capstone to CityCenterDC, Conrad Washington, DC will play an integral part in the development’s continued growth by drawing additional visitors to downtown DC,” said Howard Riker, Hines Managing Director. “At each turn, guests will encounter innovative features and state-of-the-art technology to provide intuitive service to the ever-changing needs of today’s modern traveler.”
Conrad Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 34 luxury properties spanning 21 countries, all of which offer guests a seamless connection between design, innovation and culture. The luxury hotel brand was established in 1982 and has properties in the world’s most desirable locations, including metropolitan cities such as New York, Hong Kong and London and leisure destinations such as the Maldives, Bora Bora and Koh Samui.
As part of Hilton, Conrad Washington, DC will participate in Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 15 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay at an exclusive member discount.
About Conrad Hotels & Resorts
Spanning more than five continents with nearly 35 properties, Conrad Hotels & Resorts has created a seamless connection between contemporary design, leading innovation and curated art to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit of the globally connected traveler. Guests can manage their stay through the Conrad Concierge service in the Hilton Honors mobile app, getting access to pre-check-in and room selection, to ordering in-room dining and mobile checkout all from their own mobile device. Conrad is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn more about the brand by visiting newsroom.hilton.com/conradhotels, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 15 world-class brands comprising more than 5,500 properties with nearly 895,000 rooms, in 109 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 82 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 207 cities in 24 countries. Hines has approximately $116.4 billion of assets under management, including $64 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $52.4 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 109 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,319 properties, totaling over 431 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 527 properties, representing over 224 million square feet. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a pioneering commitment to sustainability, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit www.hines.com for more information.
About Qatari Diar
QATARI DIAR is a global leader in sustainable real estate, building landmark projects of unrivalled scope and vision. We create vibrant communities dedicated to capturing the hearts and imaginations of the people we serve. These developments are conceived from our commitment to preserving and reflecting local characters and traditions and our visions have created places with a sense of identity and purpose where people aspire to live, work and visit.
Qatari Diar is currently involved in over 60 signature projects in more than 24 countries around the world, with a combined value of over $35 billion. We have created some outstanding, world-class real estate developments in landmark locations across Europe and the Americas. These include several projects in prime locations in London, Paris, Panama, New York and Washington, D.C. Qatari Diar seeks to harness the world's greatest architectural and design talent in order to create sustainable communities that will stand the test of time. www.qataridiar.com
About Herzog & de Meuron
Established in 1978, Herzog & de Meuron is a Swiss architectural office led by five senior partners that is known for its wide range of projects, from the small scale of a private home to the large scale of urban design. Many of their projects are highly recognized public facilities, such as their stadiums and museums; they have also completed several distinguished private projects including apartment buildings, offices and factories. The company's landmark projects comprise the Olympic Stadium in Beijing (also known as the Bird's Nest), The Tate Modern in London and the iconic 56 Leonard Street, a new condominium tower in New York's Tribeca neighborhood. Herzog & de Meuron have received numerous awards for their work including The Pritzker Architecture Prize (USA) in 2001. www.herzogdemeuron.com
About HKS Architects, Inc.
HKS Hospitality Group specializes in the design of sophisticated urban hotels, unique destination resorts and luxurious spas, entertainment, gaming and convention hotels, boutique properties, hospitality interiors and world-class golf clubhouses. With construction underway on five continents, HKS' hospitality practice is ranked as one of the top in the nation and the world, according to BD World Architecture, Hotel Business and Hotel Design. Operating from 24 offices worldwide, the firm has designed projects in 45 countries, garnering numerous awards and coverage in national and international publications. www.hksinc.com
About Rottet Studio
Rottet Studio, an international architecture and interior design firm specializing in corporate, hospitality and multifamily projects for the world's leading companies and brands, designed the interior concept for the Conrad Washington, D.C. The concept carefully blends the historic significance of D.C.'s early American design with the elegant contemporary design of Herzog & de Meuron producing a project fully integrated from exterior to interior experience. Rottet Studio's previous hospitality projects include The Surrey Hotel and Loews Regency Hotel in New York City, The Beverly Hills Hotel Presidential Bungalows in Beverly Hills, California, and the St Regis Aspen Resort and Residences in Aspen, Colorado. www.rottetstudio.com
About Tatar Art Projects
The Tatar Gallery Inc., operating as Tatar Art Projects (TAP), is a sole proprietorship registered and operating in the Province of Ontario. Incorporated in 1996, TAP is a global art consulting firm developing art strategies and unique art programs internationally to hotels, corporations and public spaces.
TAP has more than 25 years of experience working with leading architects and designers across many continents, time zones, foreign languages and is mindful of cultural sensitivities when specifying artworks. Working with an expansive network of artists, studios, project managers and subconsultants, TAP has access to locally based experts to ensure continuity and seamless communication of deliverables to all stakeholders. We take a holistic approach to developing successful hospitality art programs, with a focus on enriching the guest experience while meeting the budget and goals of our clients.