Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Marriott & Donohoe Team Again to Open Courthouse Hotel

Marriott has opened yet another link in its impressive chain of DC area hotels, a Residence Inn hotel at the Courthouse Metro in Arlington at 1425 North Adams Street. The Residence Inn Arlington Courthouse hotel's 176 suites replace what had been a vacant lot for almost 20 years. Marriott won the RFP in 2004, began construction in September of 2007 and opened its first rooms for business in August.

The hotel is the newest in the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor. Donohoe Construction company built the project, which was developed by Donohoe Development, designed by Leo A Daly Architects, and is managed by Donohoe Hospitality.

The new Residence Inn has LEED building features certified to meet Arlington County environmental standards boasting a green roof and chemical-free cleaning solutions - made through an in-house process that mixes tap water with salt and electricity, a process used in many hospitals and throughout Europe for, like, years.

As for economic benefits to Arlington, Chris Bruch of Donohoe highlighted the estimated $2 million in tax revenues to be generated annually and the creation of 42 new hospitality jobs, 90% of which are for Virgina residents.

Fire Works restaurant will occupy approximately 5,500 square feet at the street level on Clarendon Boulevard and open up to the Western end of Courthouse Plaza for patio dining. The 240 seat (160 indoor, 80 outdoor) restaurant will offer "upscale casual dining featuring local, fresh and organic ingredients" and is expected to open in Spring 2010. And by the way, it's a pizza place. Bruch indicated that there is still over 3,700 s.f. of ground floor retail space available and ready for a tenant.


iEatDC on Sep 30, 2009, 9:52:00 AM said...

What is this Fire Works? Will it be delicious?

Shaun on Sep 30, 2009, 10:03:00 AM said...

Fire Works is just another fancy wood-fired pizza place. They have another location in Leesburg: http://frogsp.fatcow.com/

iEatDC on Sep 30, 2009, 10:11:00 AM said...

Interesting. I thought that might be the case, but when I hear casual elegant, fresh, organic, local, etc and no mention of pizza, I figured it can't be the same. Talk about spin!

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