360-Key Hotel Takes Shape

Conrad from the southwest corner of 10th and I (Eye) Sts NW.
City Center is mostly known for its retail components; a collection of stores selling everything from $2 cups of coffee to $140,000 electric cars. Apartments, condos, and thousands of square feet of office space fill out the rest of the spaces. One thing missing though is a hotel. Not that the area is lacking; the Grand Hyatt, Marriott Renaissance, and Marriott Metro Center are less than a block's walk. But soon the development will have its own.

The Conrad will be a 360 room hotel run by Hilton and located at the corner of New York Ave and 10th St NW.. The name is inspired by Conrad Hilton, founder of the franchise. Conrad is one of the top Hilton Brands, behind only Waldorf Astoria. And it will join several other Hilton brands already in DC including Canopy, Garden Inn, DoubleTree, Hampton Inn, and Homewood Suites. The new hotel will be the 38th Conrad worldwide.

Bryan Voltaggio (Range, Lunch Box, Volt) has signed on to run the not yet named flagship restaurant. There were initial reports of Tiffany's & Co. headlining the 30,000 square feet off retail, but no official list of retail tenants has been released. I'm guessing they will aim for two or three larger retail flagship stores vs half a dozen smaller shops. The hotel is slated to begin accepting guests for Q1 2019.

Rendering of Conrad Hotel. Courtesy Hilton Press Center.
A holiday tree sits in the Park at City Center, which the hotel will overlook.

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