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The Country's Biggest New Hotel Construction Is Right Here

The largest new hotel project in the country is Washington's Marriott Marquis at Massachusetts Ave and Ninth St, across from the Convention Center. This 1,167-room hotel got the go-ahead in 2009, and broke ground late in 2010, but didn't really get going until this year (after financing and a lawsuit were dealt with). The project is expected to cost $520M and will include five restaurants, retail, 100,000 square feet of meeting space, and hopes to be finished by 2014. Click over for an infographic detailing all the other big hotels currently under construction.

· The Biggest Hotel Projects Started This Year [WSJ]
· DC Officials Break Ground for Washington Marriott Marquis Hotel [Marriott]