26 January, 2015 – ATLANTA and WASHINGTON, D.C. – IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, and Carr City Centers announce a new InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts property in Washington, D.C. The 278-room new build hotel will be part of The Wharf, a world-class, mixed-use waterfront development located on the historic Washington Channel. IHG, Carr and Clark Enterprises partnered together to form a joint venture with Wharf Master Developer Hoffman-Madison Waterfront to develop and own the InterContinental.
The new InterContinental hotel will complement the iconic Willard InterContinental Washington D.C. hotel – also part of the Carr portfolio – in catering to business and leisure travelers seeking a luxury guest experience. Expected to open in Q2 of 2017, the hotel will feature a signature restaurant, spa, rooftop pool and bar, 17,000 square feet of meeting space with water views, and a sky view lounge with breathtaking views of D.C. and the waterfront.
Joel Eisemann, Chief Development Officer, The Americas at IHG commented: “This new InterContinental hotel will add to and enhance the momentum of the brand’s growth in high profile international cities and resort destinations. Carr Hospitality and IHG have had an extremely successful long-term relationship, and we look forward to continuing to grow and expand our partnership.”
The new IHG-managed hotel will reflect the contemporary style and commitment to sustainable design at the brand’s flagship city destinations – InterContinental New York Times Square and InterContinental San Francisco. The Washington D.C. property will apply for LEED Silver certification, contributing to the overall LEED-ND Gold status of The Wharf.
Austin Flajser, president of Carr Hospitality: “The new InterContinental hotel on the southwest waterfront is an exciting opportunity to develop a marquee property as part of a first-class redevelopment in such a highly visible gateway to the city. We are creating a unique property with waterfront views and amenities unlike anything else offered in Washington, D.C. We currently have several hotel projects with IHG across its portfolio of brands, including the Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo® and Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts brands, and this new hotel further strengthens our relationship.”
Monty Hoffman, PN Hoffman CEO and managing member of Hoffman-Madison Waterfront: “We are pleased to be working with Carr, Clark and IHG—best-in-class partners that will create an exhilarating waterfront hotel at The Wharf.”
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has grown to be more than twice the size of any other competitor luxury brand globally. With about 180 hotels open worldwide and more than 50 hotels in the global development pipeline, IHG continues to expand the brand’s portfolio in the most sought-after destinations around the world. In late 2014, the company announced the opening of the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay and the signings of six new hotels across the U.S., Europe, Australia, and south Asia, including the new 900-room InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown property, which will become the largest InterContinental hotel in the Americas.