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Convention Center HQ Hotel

Rendering of the Convention Center Hotel

The Convention Center HQ Hotel project is vital to the long-term success of the convention center and the District’s robust hospitality industry. It is a necessary asset to ensure the District retains its competitive position as a top-tier destination for the convention and meetings industry.

The Marriott-flagged hotel will incorporate the historic façade of a former labor union building on a two-acre site along Ninth Street in the heart of the Shaw neighborhood. The Marriott Marquis will be one of the largest hotels in the region and include amenities such as street-level retail including several restaurants, a coffee shop, a sports bar and meeting and ballroom space and an underground parking garage. Located within a block of CityCenter DC, a $1 billion retail and entertainment project, the hotel will allow visitors to stay within a short walk to first-class shopping and dining.

Development Partners

  • Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development and Marriott International

Next Steps

  • Construction expected to begin in the October 2010, completion early 2014

Development Program

  • Hotel Rooms: 1,175
  • Retail (GSF): 25,000
  • Ballroom/Meeting Space (GSF): 125,000
  • Parking: 380
  • Development Cost: $515 million

Community Benefits

  • The DC Citizens' Job Program will be funded with $2M from TIF bond proceeds and will be used for program costs and job training.
  • The project is expected to generate at least 1,000 permanent jobs and more than 1,600 construction jobs.
  • The project will activate the streetscape and provide the surrounding community with additional retail amenities.

Civic Investments

  • At least 51 percent of the new jobs created by the project will go to District residents and 35 percent of the construction contracts will go to certified local businesses.

Economic Opportunities

  • Executed room block agreement will allow large groups to reserve up to 80 percent of the rooms when booking events at the convention center
  • The District will contribute $134 million in tax increment financing (TIF) and the Washington Convention and Sports Authority will contribute an additional $72 million to the project for a total of $206 million.

Environmental Sustainability

  • At least a LEED-Silver green building rating
  • Located near at least five Metrorail lines and multiple bus routes