- With Marriott Marquis and Cambria Suites, D.C. Begins a Hotel Boom
The Marriott Marquis opened its doors to the public at noon today. With 1,175 rooms, it's the largest hotel in the District. But it's not the only new hotel in the District. In fact, it's not even the only one opening today. Just a few blocks to the north, in a move seemingly designed to be overshadowed by the Marriott festivities, the 187-room Cambria Suites at the CityMarket at O development also opened its doors today.
The District is experiencing quite a hotel boom. And it's only just beginning.
According to Destination DC, the nonprofit corporation that serves at the D.C. government's marketing arm for tourism and conventions, today's two openings bring the total number of hotel rooms in the District from 28,471 to 29,833—a 5 percent jump. That figure will continue to grow in the coming years, with 886 more rooms under construction, 1,165 beginning construction in the next 12 months, and 1,613 in early planning.
- Mintwood Team Signs Lease for CityMarket at O
DC's Mintwood Place team signs lease for a second and new concept to open at CityMarket at O in early 2015.
- Update: CityMarket at O/Roadside Development Got it Right
Still much going on at the City Market at O campus. The West Building, which includes the new Cambria Suites Hotel, and the East Building, which includes The Giant, are both currently leasing. If you are a regular visitor to the area, then you can see how the development has changed, not only the physical area, but the vibe as well. Now that the project is almost complete, I have to say Roadside Development got it right.
- Diving-Board Apartments and Dog-Grooming Stations: A Virtual Tour of CityMarket at O
- Wine Kitchen Opens in Purcellville
Technically, the third of the three locally owned Wine Kitchens, the new restaurant is named WK Hearth, a reference to the brick oven and warm hospitality; yet the spot carries a similar ambiance and menu as the Wine Kitchens nearby. The new restaurant features the historic Cole Farmhouse renovated into a two-level bistro offering a diverse wine list and fresh, American-eclectic fare.
- Oh, Hello CityMarket at O
Hard hat tour led by Richard Lake of CityMarket at O
- Wegmans Gets Picky Planning Walter Reed Store
Wegmans has repeatedly said it would like to open its first D.C. store at Walter Reed, the grocer has told community and District officials in a letter last July that it would effectively only come to Walter Reed if its preferred development team, Roadside Development, is selected for the project.