Virgin Hotels to Open its First Washington D.C. Property in 2019

The hotel is expected to open near Union Market, and is being developed as part of a partnership between D.B. Lee Development & Construction and Brook Rose Development.

Virgin Hotels has announced plans to open and operate a new hotel in Washington D.C. Expected to open in fall 2019, the lifestyle hotel brand- run by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson- will put its first D.C. location in the city’s emerging Union Market area. The hotel will be managed by Virgin Hotels and developed by D.B. Lee Development & Construction and Brook Rose Development.

The Virgin Hotels Washington D.C. Union Market will have 178 Chambers and Grand Chamber Suites, multiple dining outlets, a coffee shop, panoramic rooftop lounge with an infinity pool, as well as multiple meetings and events spaces.

The hotel will also honor the history of the Union Market area, as well as the artistic roots of the site’s former structure, with its own artists-in-residence program. Several art studios will be located on the second level and alley way, along with an outdoor garden featuring sculptures by local artists.

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"Washington DC is in the midst of a cultural renaissance, further establishing itself as a diverse global city that we feel will embrace the Virgin Hotels ethos and lifestyle," said Dennis B. Lee, President of D.B. Lee Development and Construction. “We feel that Virgin Hotels will not only become a hub of activity in Union Market, but will also greatly enhance the cultural growth of the city.”

Virgin Hotels Washington D.C. Union Market is located at 411 New York Ave., serving as neighbor to the acclaimed culinary destination that is the Union Market. The Virgin Hotels brand plans to continue its growth, with locations in San Francisco, Dallas, Palm Springs, Silicon Valley, New York, New Orleans, and Nashville slated to open next.

The company continues to explore hotel and office conversions as well as ground-up development in cities such as Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, Austin, Seattle, and London.

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