aloha! Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.Â® and its stylish new lifestyle brand, Aloftsm hotels, today announced plans to open the Aloft Washington National Harbor, one of the hotel centerpieces of the National Harbor urban waterfront community taking shape outside Washington, D.C. Starwood has partnered with NH-K Hotel, LLC, an investment group led by The Peterson Companies of Fairfax, Va., to develop the hotel, which will open in April 2009 with 190 loft-like rooms, tech-savvy touches, a hip, social atmosphere and a trendy, celebrity-infused destination gourmet grill restaurant.
Aloft Washington National Harbor will occupy a prime location overlooking the central plaza at National Harbor, a dynamic, 300-acre waterfront community featuring premium office space, upscale retail, fine restaurants, stylish condominiums and world-class entertainment. The high-profile property in Prince Georgeâ€™s County, Md., situated on the Potomac River across from Alexandria, Va., and 10 minutes outside of Washington, D.C., includes a public marina, water taxis to and from both cities, and the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, a 2,000-room facility that brings 470,000 square feet of convention and special event space to the development. More.