CityCenterDC, Washington, D.C.’s 10-acre mixed-use development in downtown, continues to grow its footprint, now with plans for a brand new hotel. This Tuesday, construction began on the Conrad, a 360-room hotel with 30,000 square feet of ground-floor retail located at the corner of 10th and I streets NW. According to a press release, the initial occupancy is expected in the first quarter of 2019.
For the hotel restaurant, it was announced that Bryan Voltaggio will be the signature chef. Voltaggio is a James Beard Foundation Award finalist, Top Chef finalist, and the executive chef and owner of several restaurants in the D.C. area, including VOLT, RANGE, AGGIO, and Lunchbox.
This development will become Hines and Qatari Diar’s seventh building. The lead designers are Herzog & de Meuron, led by five senior partners including Pritzker Prize Laureates Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, with HKS Architects, Inc. as architect of record, as stated in the press release. The interiors are deigned by Rottet Studio.
There are no reports yet as to which tenants will enter the retail space at the Conrad.
BisNow reported that once this hotel is complete, the final portion of CityCenterDC left to be completed is 900 New York Avenue, a 540,000-square-foot trophy office building.