D.C.'s L’Enfant Plaza Hotel sold, to undergo major renovation

L’Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington, D.C. has been sold to L’Enfant DC Hotel LLC and is now closed in anticipation of a major renovation. The 372-room hotel was purchased for an undisclosed amount and acquired by the company on December 3rd.

The hotel, once it reemerges, will probably be branded, as the press release refers to it as the "yet-to-be-branded hotel." The hotel is located in Southwest Washington and includes retailers and Class A office space. It's also within minutes of The United States Capitol, U.S. Supreme Court and The White House.

"This is one of the premier locations in the Nation’s Capital and serves both leisure and business guests," said Will Gibbs, SVP, L’Enfant DC Hotel LLC. "Our plans to restore the hotel to 4 Diamond status are being developed now with intentions to re-open the hotel in 2015. The current development of an additional 58,000 square feet of retail space adjacent to the hotel and the future development plans of 1.8 million square feet of mixed-use commercial property on the Potomac River’s Southwest waterfront one block away make the potential for the hotel to be at the height of its 40-plus-year history."

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