WASHINGTON Here’s a look at the most anticipated Washington restaurants, hotels, party rooms, corporate event venues, conference centers, and private rooms to open this year. These new and renovated Washington venues can accommodate groups large or small for private and corporate events, meetings, business dinners, cocktail parties, conferences, weddings, and more.
1. On May 1, the much-anticipated 1,175-room Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C. will open adjacent to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The hotel will offer more than 105,000 square feet of meetings space, including the 30,000-square-foot Marquis Ballroom, two 10,800-square-foot ballrooms, more than 53,000 square feet of meeting rooms, an indoor event terrace, and a rooftop terrace. Slated to earn LEED Silver certification and designed by Cooper Carry Architects and TVS Architects, the hotel spans almost the entire block.
2. This spring, chef José Andrés will open America Eats Tavern at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. The restaurant originally ran as a pop-up in downtown Washington in conjunction with a National Archives exhibit and was meant to serve as a history lesson about the roots of American cuisine. The Northern Virginia revival will serve unique takes on classic American dishes with native, seasonal ingredients influenced by the Virginia Piedmont.
3. José Andrés is also adding a new restaurant in Washington, bringing the modern Chinese-Peruvian concept China Chilcano to Penn Quarter. Slated to open in the summer, the eatery will highlight Chifa cuisine, the Peruvian take on Chinese cooking. It will be located near Andrés’s restaurants Jaleo and Oyamel.