Marriott Opens Largest Hotel in D.C., Hits Milestone

The new Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, marks the 4,000th Marriott property worldwide, and it becomes Washington’s largest at 1,175 rooms. “From the nine-seat root beer stand that my parents started 87 years ago here in Washington, to the milestone opening of our 4,000th hotel, we have been fortunate to call this town our home,” J.W. Marriott, Jr., executive chairman, said in a press release. “Washington is one of the world’s greatest cities and we are excited to host visitors and groups from across the globe at our newest hotel to fly the Marriott Hotels flag.” The newest member of the Marriott family is expected to be one of the company’s highlight properties. Connected to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the hotel has more than 100,000 square feet of meeting space and includes five on-site dining options. It is only the fifth Marriott Marquis property in the U.S. Photo credit: Isaac Maiselman