New D.C. Hampton Inn & Suites Ready to Play Ball
- Jan 06, 2016
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Washington, D.C.-Navy Yard has made its debut in the nation’s capital, adding 168 guestrooms across from the Nationals Park baseball stadium, near the Navy Yard in the city’s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood.
The new Hampton Inn-Navy Yard was developed by The Buccini/Pollin Group Inc., and is under the management of PM Hospitality Strategies Inc. Opening a hotel in Washington, D.C., is not a bad idea these days. As Joseph Bojanowski, president of PMHS, said in a prepared statement, the city “receives approximately $1.9 billion from tourists on lodging annually.”
With the address of 1265 First St. SE, Hampton Inn-Navy Yard is well-positioned in the blossoming Capitol Riverfront submarket, which was once a predominantly industrial area fueled by the Navy Yard. Today, the neighborhood is emerging as a popular destination due in no small part to developments that have continued to sprout up since the 2008 opening of the nearly $700 million Nationals Park stadium.
The 13-story hotel, designed by the architectural firm BBGM and built by SIGAL Construction Corp., is LEED Gold certified and features such amenities as 2,000 square feet of meeting space and a rooftop lounge. Consistent with the mid-priced Hampton by Hilton brand, the hotel property was conceived to appeal to the business and leisure traveler segments, both of which are on the rise in Washington, D.C. Domestic visitors to the District totaled 18.3 million in 2014, with business travel and leisure travel increasing 5.1 percent and 6.1 percent respectively, according to a report by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International.