NAKHEEL HOTEL FRONT ROW AT PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION
-Nakheel Hotels to open 1st W Hotel in Washington DC
Dubai, 20 January: The façade of Nakheel-owned W Hotel Washington DC provided a fitting backdrop today for the historic occasion of the inauguration of new American president Barak Obama. With a rooftop terrace overlooking the manicured lawns of the Whitehouse, contractors at the hotel today will take a break from renovation works to take advantage of its prime location to watch the scenes unfolding below them.
Nakheel purchased the famous Hotel Washington in 2006. The hotel, which was first opened in 1917, is scheduled to reopen as Washington DC's first W hotel in late summer of 2009 after undergoing a multi-million dollar facelift.
Joe Sita, CEO of Nakheel Hotels commented:
"Nakheel Hotels is looking forward to the opening of Washington DC's first W Hotel later this year. The W brand will bring new life to this historic hotel and we expect that the W Washington DC will soon be the ultimate destination for discerning visitors and DC residents."
This historic hotel has hosted numerous presidents, heads of state, Supreme Court Justices, and celebrities over the past 90 years, and boasts a stunning rooftop terrace with unprecedented views of Washington DC that has provided backdrops for such movies as "The Godfather: Part II" and "No Way Out."
Nakheel Hotels maintains an impressive portfolio of landmark properties on several continents, including a number of other hotels in North America - the Mandarin Oriental and W Union Square hotels in New York; the One & Only Palmilla Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico; and the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami.