Saturday, September 22, 2007
Convention Center Hotel: On Again
The Washington Business Journal is reporting that a deal has been struck between the numerous parties involved that clears the way for a convention center hotel to be built on 9th Street north of Massachusetts Avenue. The hotel will be smaller than originally planned, with 1,150 rooms instead of 1400, and will cost about $540 million to build, $40 million more than original projections. Marriott will begin designing the new hotel and start the zoning process immediately, with construction expected to commence in two years. According to his schedule, the Mayor will make a formal announcement about the hotel at 9th and L on Monday morning at 11:30 a.m.