In addition to creating jobs, the 14-story Marriott hotel will allow Washington DC to realize fully its convention center investment by providing dedicated rooms to conventioneers and a second ballroom to allow for two conventions at once. The city has been planning to build a dedicated convention center hotel since before the Washington Convention Center opened in 2003. A development team led by Quadrangle Development Corporation has received a 99-year lease to build the hotel on city-owned land.
901 Massachusetts Avenue NW
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Construction DetailsThe Washington DC Marriott Marquis was designed to earn LEED Silver (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, registered by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The hotel will be one of the largest hotels in the country to earn Silver certification, verifying that a the building was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance in energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
Hensel Phelps Construction Co. is the general contractor for the project. Hensel Phelps builds a diverse range of properties and has led the development on local projects including the Hilton Baltimore Convention Center Hotel, Mount Vernon Place Office Building, the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture in Washington DC; the Military Department Investigative Headquarters at the Quantico Marine Corps Base, the Pentagon Renovation Project in Virginia; and the Wesley A. Brown Field House at the U.S. Naval Academy and the Defense Information Systems Agency and Defense Media Activity Projects in Maryland.