This 625-room conference center and hotel complex is situated at the northern end of Potomac Yards, a 1.5-mile-long rail yard redevelopment site in Arlington, Virginia. With its expansive views of Washington, D.C., and prominent location at a flourishing crossroads, the project is aptly nicknamed National Gateway. Two distinct Marriott hotel products occupy the site: a full-service Renaissance, and an extended-stay Residence Inn. These are the first new hotel rooms built in office-heavy Crystal City in more than 10 years. The project provides a 24,000-square-foot conference center, including meetings rooms and breakout space; 10,000 square feet of street-level retail space; and below-grade parking. The project forms the terminus for Center Park, a linear greenspace containing an amphitheatre, retail space, and public art. Featuring a planted roof and other sustainable design concepts, the buildings have achieved certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating system. These are the first LEED-NC Gold Certified hotels in Arlington County.
Awards: 2012 Marriott A&C LINK Conference, Design Excellence - Best Custom Project, Residence Inn