04 September 2017: From the uber chic to the traditional and sophisticated – the Capital Region has a host of hot new hotel openings, and even more in the pipeline from Autumn 2017. Here are nine of the best:
The Line will open in one of DC’s most diverse neighbourhoods, Adams Morgan later this year. Located inside a 110-year old historic church, this 220-room hotel will offer guests diverse dining options from James Beard recognised chefs Erik Bruner-Yang (Maketto) and Spike Gjerde (Baltimore’s Woodberry Kitchen), a live broadcast radio station and a rooftop with sweeping views of the Washington Monument and Washington National Cathedral.
Rooms from $268/ £184 per night.
Visit www.thelinehotel.com/dc for more info
Bringing a trio of new properties to DC’s waterfront, The Wharf is a $2 billion waterfront project which will showcase the 278-room InterContinental Washington DC at The Wharf, the first Canopy by Hilton to open in North America, and Hyatt House with 237 guestrooms and residential-like suites. The Wharf development will also feature 20 restaurants, a distillery and three music venues with the first phase set to open in October 2017.
Visit www.wharfdc.com for more info.
The Pod Hotel opened earlier this summer in DC’s vibrant urban centre – Penn Quarter – with its unique take on budget accommodations. Aimed at the savvy ‘next-gen’ traveller, all 245 rooms at this micro hotel have a maximum occupancy of two and offer free high-speed WiFi. The Pod Hotel also features the southern-inspired Crimson Diner as well the underground Crimson Whiskey Bar and a rooftop bar (set to open this month) – all at the beating heart of Washington, DC.
Rooms from $109/ £76 per night.
Visit http://thepodhotel.com/pod-dc for more info
The Graduate Richmond opened its doors this July bringing 205 rooms with attitude to Virginia’s Capital in downtown Richmond. Boasting facilities including a rooftop pool and bar, restaurant, and coffee bar – it’s sure to be the hip hangout for the cool kids.
Rooms from $160/ £110 per night.
Visit http://graduaterichmond.com for more info
Recently opened in Norfolk is The Main, a mixed-use entertainment complex which features a 23-story luxury Hilton Hotel at the corner of Main and Granby streets. The Main is fully equipped with three new restaurant venues, including a 10,000 square feet modern rooftop beer garden with 100 beers on tap, as well as 50,000 square feet of meeting and learning spaces.
Rooms from $169 / £116 per night
Visit www.themainnorfolk.com for more info
Historic Old Town Alexandria has its first waterfront hotel, Hotel Indigo. The new property adds to the bustling development of Alexandria’s riverfront district, which includes new restaurants and a water taxi service linking Alexandria to DC’s National Mall and Maryland’s National Harbor.
Rooms from $159 / £109 per night.
Visit https://hotelindigooldtownalexandria.com for more info
Rejuvenating Fell’s Point Recreation Pier, dating from 1914, the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore Hotel recently opened its doors in Baltimore’s Fells Point. Originally a dance hall and social hub for Baltimore immigrants, the renovation has transformed the pier into a 129-room luxury boutique hotel providing guests with unmatched harbour views. Facilities include an infinity edge pool, cabanas and pool bar.
Rooms from $359/ £248 per night.
Visit www.pendryhotels.com/baltimore for more info
The Hotel at the University of Maryland, will bring a little luxury to College Park when it opens this month. This $115 million project boasts 297 guest rooms, 29 exclusive suites and 43,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. It also features a rooftop banqueting facility and two full-service restaurants allowing guests to choose between local Maryland surf’n’turf at The Maryland Grill and greek-inspired dishes from chef Mike Isabella at Kapnos Taverna.
Rooms from $189/ £131 per night.
Visit www.thehotelumd.com for more info
Discover the true meaning of treating yourself at the Maryland Live! Hotel. Set to open in early 2018 a stone’s throw from the Maryland Live! Casino, this luxurious property will feature 310 rooms including 52 luxurious suites across its 17-storeys (making it the tallest building in the county!), flexible meeting spaces, speciality Italian Gelato Bar, Lobby Bar, David’s Café by Todd English, luxury day spa and Shop Live! retail facilities.
Visit www.marylandlivecasino.com/hotel-spa/live-hotel for more info
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