Marriott Marquis convention hotel to break ground in November
- October 26, 2010
A four-star, $520 million headquarters hotel for the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., will finally begin construction following years of planning, wrangling and lawsuits.
A media advisory issued Tuesday says the Washington Marriott Marquis will break ground during a ceremony on Nov. 10. The 1,167-room hotel will be one of only three Marriott Marquis properties in the country. It will include more than 100,000 square feet of meeting areas.
In May, a Washington judge dismissed a lawsuit that had threatened the project, clearing the way for plans to be finalized on the district’s 11-year effort to build a high-end resort hotel to help draw convention visitors.
Washington’s Mayor Adrian Fenty, other local politicians and Bill Marriott, chairman and CEO of Marriott, are expected to attend the event.