Hilton Worldwide and Hyatt Hotels Bring 300,000-square-foot Dual-branded Hotel to the Wharf
Wharf Completes Phase I Hotel Deals
WASHINGTON - Aug. 6, 2015 // PRNewswire // - Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, the master developer of the world-class mixed-use waterfront community The Wharf, today announced that Hilton Worldwide and Hyatt Hotels Corporation will open a 413-key dual-branded hotel at The Wharf.
Canopy by Hilton, a 120,000-square-foot lifestyle brand hotel, will have 175 keys, and Hyatt House, a 145,000-square-foot extended-stay hotel, will have 238 keys. The combined hotels will include cafe/bar and other dining options; a 1,100-square-foot fitness center; 2,500 square feet 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 square feet lounge area with sweeping views of the Potomac. The total built area for both hotels, including ground-floor retail and shared space, is approximately 300,000 square feet. The hotel site includes more than 30,000 square feet of street-level retail and restaurant space and two levels of below grade parking. It will be located between Maine Avenue and Wharf Street, adjacent to 7th Street Park. The hotels will open in Fall 2017. Both hotels will be managed and operated by Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company. The hotels are being designed by SmithGroup JJR.
"Hilton Worldwide is thrilled to be part of Washington, D.C.'s Wharf, one of the nation's most transformative waterfront redevelopments," said Christopher J. 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 D.C. 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 breath-taking 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."
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,440 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 730,000 rooms in 97 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide, and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.
About Canopy by Hilton
Canopy by Hilton is the energizing, new hotel in the neighborhood offering simple guest-directed service, thoughtful local choices, and surprisingly comfortable spaces, so guests simply feel better going forward. Each property is designed as a natural extension of its neighborhood, with local design, food and drink, and delivers a fresh approach to hospitality and the guest experience. Canopy by Hilton is the lifestyle hotel brand of Hilton Worldwide. Learn more at www.canopybyhilton.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter (@canopybyhilton).
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Centric™, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Zilara™, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Residences® and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names and have locations on six continents. As of March 31, 2015, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 599 properties in 50 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
About Hyatt House
Hyatt House, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, launched in 2012 and offers more than 60 locations throughout the United States. Inspired by extensive research of guest experiences, Hyatt House hotels are designed to welcome residents rather than guests and offer services, amenities, upscale spaces and a casual, comfortable environment that reminds guests of home. Residentially inspired studios and one-bedroom suites feature contemporary full kitchens, living space with flat panel HDTVs and bedrooms with a plush bed. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. The Morning Spread, a complimentary full hot breakfast for guests featuring a made-to-order Omelet Bar, is served daily and the H BAR features the Sip+Savor menu and full bar. Public spaces include a 24-hour Workout Room, House Market and laundry facilities. A friendly House Host is available to check-in guests, provide directions or help with other needs to help guests feel at home. To learn more about Hyatt House or to book a reservation, visit www.hyatthouse.com or call 866-XS-HYATT (866-974-9288).
About Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, an award-winning hotel management and development company based in Raleigh, N.C., owns and/or manages more than 80 hotels comprised of more than 12,000 guest rooms in 18 states and two Canadian provinces. The company operates hotels and resorts under leading brand affiliations as well as select independent boutique hotels. Concord has been recognized for operational excellence and leading-edge hotel development by many of the industry's top tier brands, including being the recipient of Hyatt's Operational Excellence Award, Developer of the Year, and recently Hyatt's 2014 Best New Project Award. www.concordhotels.com
About SmithGroup JJR
SmithGroup JJR is ranked as the 7th largest university architecture firm in the U.S. by the July 2015 "Giants" issue of Building Design + Construction magazine. With 900 employees in 10 offices, SmithGroup JJR is a leader in sustainable design. www.smithgroupjjr.com
About The Wharf/Hoffman-Madison Waterfront
The Wharf, developed by Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, is a $2 billion, world-class, mixed-use waterfront development centrally located on the Potomac River, along the historic Washington Channel. Situated along the District of Columbia's Southwest Waterfront and adjacent to the National Mall, The Wharf stretches across almost one mile of waterfront on 24 acres of land and more than 50 acres of water from the Municipal Fish Market to Fort McNair. When complete, it will feature more than three million square feet of residential, office, hotel, retail, cultural, and public uses including waterfront parks, promenades, piers and docks. Led by PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette, the development group is comprised of ER Bacon Development, City Partners, Paramount Development and Triden Development. Phase I opens in the third quarter of 2017. More information is available at www.wharfdc.com.
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