The new Conrad Washington, DC is set to open this coming February, bringing a new rooftop bar and a restaurant helmed by two "Top Chef" alumni to the destination. The 360-room, 10-floor hotel will anchor the second phase of CityCenterDC, a new mixed-used development with over 35 high-end retail stores. The property will also be right next to the convention center.
The hotel’s design will aim for a more contemporary feel, drawing inspiration from Washington, DC’s urban geography, which is heavy on diagonal avenues and circles. Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, which designed the Olympic Stadium in Beijing and The Tate Modern in London, spearheaded the overall hotel concept, with HKS Inc. serving as the architect of record and production architect on the project. Consultant Rottet Studio designed the hotel’s interiors, while Tatar Art Projects curated an extensive contemporary art collection inspired by the Washington Color School movement.
James Beard nominees and “Top Chef” alumni Bryan and Michael Voltaggio will helm the hotel’s signature restaurant, Estuary, which will serve an elevated take on farm-to-table cuisine from around the Chesapeake Bay. The Voltaggios will also handle the property’s event catering menu.
On the 10th floor, the Sakura Club will be exclusively available to guests who purchase club level guestrooms and suites. The space, which draws aesthetic inspiration from Washington, DC’s famous cherry trees, will offer club level guests elevated personalized service, including meals made to order by a private chef, a dedicated club concierge, use of private meeting rooms, priority reservations at Estuary and special access to rooftop bar events.
Like the rest of CityCenterDC, the hotel’s ground level will also offer plenty of retail space, including the mid-Atlantic flagship store for Tiffany’s.
For meetings and events, the hotel will be the only luxury property in DC with 100 percent of its event space above ground. All event spaces and guestrooms will have floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize the amount of natural light. The hotel will have two ballrooms – one at 7,626 square feet and one at 3,300 square feet – as well as three outdoor terraces, a rooftop bar and a dedicated event terrace with panoramic views of the U.S. Capitol. There will also be five boardrooms, including two that have direct access to one of the outdoor terraces.