by Sarah J.F. Braley | August 07, 2015

Hilton Worldwide and Hyatt Hotels Corp. are building a 413-room dual-branded hotel at The Wharf, a mixed-use waterfront development on the Washington (D.C.) Channel. The Canopy by Hilton, the company's new lifestyle brand, will have 175 rooms, and the extended-stay Hyatt House will offer 238 rooms.

The combined property will have a café/bar and other dining options; an 1,100-square-foot fitness center; 2,500 square feet of meeting space; a courtyard with outdoor terraces and water features; an outdoor pool; and a rooftop bar with views of the channel. The penthouse will feature a 10,000-square-foot lounge looking out to the Potomac. The construction timeline for the two hotels has not yet been set.
"Hilton Worldwide is thrilled to be part of Washington, D.C.'s Wharf, one of the nation's most transformative waterfront redevelopments," said Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton Worldwide. "We are excited about introducing our Canopy by Hilton brand to the Washington region and believe this is a perfect addition to The Wharf's long-term vision of creating an urban neighborhood on the D.C. waterfront."

A 275-room InterContinental hotel also is being built as part of The Wharf, opening at end of 2017 with a signature restaurant, a spa, a rooftop pool and a bar, plus 17,000 square feet of meeting space.