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February 18 2013

Reshaping the DC Hotel Marketplace

By Jonathan O'Connell, Washington Post
Some of the biggest names in hotels are moving to deliver more than 1,800 high-end rooms in downtown Washington in coming years, a surge that analysts say could reshape the city’s hospitality industry.

Construction is already underway on the 1,175-room Marriott Marquis convention center hotel, a project that city officials spent nearly two decades planning and assembling and which Marriott fought aggressively to control. More