Thursday, January 18, 2007
This week, Marriott International officially broke ground on its new 162-room Marriott Residence Inn, a key component of the massive National Harbor project in Prince George’s County along the Potomac River, just south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Marriott expects to have its hotel open by March 2008. National Harbor, a 300-acre, 7.3 million-square-foot, mixed-use development being developed by the Peterson Companies, is expected to be a strong pull for business, retail and commerce to this southern part of Maryland. In total, five hotels (offering 4,000 rooms), a 470,000-square-foot convention center, 2500 residential units, 500,000 sf of office space, and 1 million sf of retail are planned for this development, along with four piers and two marinas. National Harbor is scheduled to be completed in 2009.