Herzog & de Meuron, HKS, Rottet Studio design first D.C. Conrad

Hilton's luxury Conrad brand is coming to the nation's capital. When the Conrad Washington, D.C. opens in February, the 360-room hotel will anchor the second phase of CityCenterDC, a downtown, mixed-use project developed by international real estate firm Hines and investor Qatari Diar.

Conrad Washington, D.C. will have an all-glass exterior that will wrap around its 10 floors and 30,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. The hotel’s concept was envisioned by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron. Architect of record, HKS Inc., served as the production architect on the project while consultant Rottet Studio designed the interiors.

When the hotel opens, it also will have an art collection inspired by the Washington Color School movement, curated by consulting firm Tatar Art Projects.


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The hotel will have 32,000 square feet of meeting space as well as three outdoor terraces, a rooftop bar and a dedicated event terrace with panoramic views of the Capitol. The property’s restaurant, Estuary, will be a creation by James Beard nominees and “Top Chef” alumni Bryan and Michael Voltaggio.

Rounding out the hotel’s offerings is the Sakura Club, which will be located on the 10th floor. Deriving its name from the Japanese word for cherry blossom, the club will have an aesthetic influenced by the signature trees given to Washington, D.C., by Japan in 1912.


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The hotel will be located at the corner of New York Avenue and 10th Street NW and adjacent CityCenterDC’s retail stores and eateries.

The property will be managed by Hilton. Laura Schofield will serve as GM.

Conrad Hotels & Resorts has a portfolio of 34 properties in 21 countries, including hotels in New York, Hong Kong, London, Maldives, Bora Bora and Koh Samui.

Photo credit: Conrad Washington, DC

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