Hilton’s luxury hotel brand Conrad has opened a new location at CityCenterDC in Washington, DC. The 10 story, 360-key hotel is developed by Hines and Qatari Diar. Herzog & de Meuron are responsible for the design which features an organic massing with rounded corners and clad in a glass curtain wall.
The ground floor retail features storefronts clad in rounded glass panels. Earlier renderings seemed to show the entire building clad in these rounded panels, but traditional flat glass panels were employed everywhere but the corners above the ground floor in the built project.
After entering the main entrance on the ground floor, hotel guests head to the third floor and its central atrium. A chain mesh veil hangs around the perimeter of the organically shaped atrium void and natural light fills the space from numerous circular skylights at the roof above. At the third floor, a collection of hotel amenities radiate around the central atrium, including restaurant Estuary, a lobby bar, conference rooms, and reception desk.
Architect: Herzog & de Meuron; Developer: Hines with Qatari Diar; Hotel Operator: Hilton; Program: Hotel, Retail; Location: Washington, DC; Completion: 2019.