Historic property signs on as Hilton's third hotel in Washington, D.C.

The Madison Washington DC, a Hilton Hotel. (Madison)

The Loews Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C., is joining Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio as The Madison Washington DC, a Hilton Hotel. The 356-room hotel, located in downtown Washington, D.C., joined the Hilton brand in partnership with affiliates of Walton Street Capital and Waterton.

From left: Frank Otero, area VP for Hilton; George Carcamo, 53-year team member at Madison; Marlene Padilla, 43-year team member at Madison; and Paolo Pedrazzini, GM of the property, cut the ribbon and officially welcome The Madison Washington D.C, a Hilton Hotel to the portfolio.

Hilton planted its hospitality roots in Washington, D.C. more than 60 years ago when its founder, Conrad Hilton, purchased the hotel now known as Capital Hilton in 1954. In addition to the Capital Hilton, The Madison Washington DC joins the Washington Hilton as the brand’s third hotel in the city.

“We are delighted this distinguished hotel will join the Hilton family, strengthening our presence in the nation’s capital,” Shawn McAteer, VP, global brand management, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, said in a statement. “We look forward to welcoming discerning travelers seeking an exceptional experience at the intersection of the city’s quintessential offerings.”  

Located within a short walk from the White House, Walter E. Washington Convention Center and other attractions, museums and landmarks, the hotel combines a reverence for history with modern luxuries and amenities, offering 356 guestrooms, including 27 suites. The Madison Washington DC offers more than 12,000 square feet of meeting space including eight meeting rooms equipped with high-speed internet access. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center, lobby bar, restaurant and lounge and fitness center, which includes floor-to-ceiling windows with views of downtown D.C. as well as his-and-her steam rooms.

President John F. Kennedy attended the hotel’s commencement ceremony when it opened, and since then The Madison Washington DC has welcomed guests from Frank Sinatra to the Dalai Lama and nearly every president since Kennedy. The hotel is named after James and Dolley Madison, and was built in 1963 by philanthropist, art collector, history buff and developer Marshall B. Coyne, who filled the property with his personal collection of antiques. 

The Madison Washington DC is a short drive from the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and is accessible via D.C.’s Metro.