With 19 new hotels and over 3,500 additional rooms in the pipeline, including new properties and renovations from exciting brands, there’s always something happening in Washington, DC.  

Discover five of the latest hot hotel happenings from the US capital below.  

New Hotels:  

  • Salamander Washington, DC (Summer 2024). Founded by entrepreneur Sheila Johnson, the Salamander Collection is expected to conclude its significant enhancements to the former 373-key Mandarin Oriental by the end of summer. The Salamander Collection was recently voted Best Luxury Hotel Brand by USA Today readers and is the largest Black-owned luxury hotel company in the US.  
  • Arlo (October 2024). The independent lifestyle brand is expected to debut its seventh property and first in Washington, DC in October. The 12-story, 445-room hotel will incorporate and preserve the city’s oldest conventional apartment building, The Harrison, which has stood since 1882. The hotel will boast a pool and rooftop lounge with retractable floor-to-ceiling windows leading to a wraparound terrace. 

New Rebrands:  

  • Hotel AKA Washington Circle (May 2024). Located directly across from Foggy Bottom Metro station, steps from The George Washington University Campus, the former One Washington Circle Hotel will reopen as a newly transformed boutique hotel. The 151-room contemporary property will feature newly designed guestrooms and suites perfect for both short and long-term stays, many with terraces and a full kitchen or kitchenette.  
  • Hotel Nell – Union Market (May 2024). A 106-room boutique hotel in the heart of the bustling Union Market has relaunched with new branding and new spaces. The name honours the former owner of the Bolgiano Seed Company, which provides lawn seeds for the White House and National Mall from this site in the mid-1900s. Today, the design-centric hotel showcases a foliage-rich industrial charm. The reception, expansive lobby and Treehouse Rooftop lounge provide warm and welcoming communal spaces that capture the essence and authenticity of the burgeoning neighbourhood 

New Renovation to Historic Hotels: 

  • Four Seasons Washington, DC (May 2024). The property just unveiled a multi-million-dollar renovation to its famed spa. Newly enhanced features include state-of-the-art treatment rooms, a dedicated couple’s massage room with a deep soaking bathtub for two, a co-ed lounge and an updated indoor swimming pool debuting later this summer.  

For more information on travel to Washington, DC, please visit washington.org 


Sam Allcock, a seasoned entrepreneur with over two decades of expertise in Food & Drink Editorial.

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