We've been reporting for almost a year now that there have been plans in the works for a luxury hotel to move into the Old Post Office space. Today, Jonathan O'Connell at the Washington Post reports that Hilton has proposed to convert the 112-year-old Old Post Office into a 245-room Waldorf Astoria with 4 restaurants and luxury shops. Hilton joined with Metropolitan Partnership on the proposal - the same group that brought luxe stores such as Tiffany & Co. to Tyson's and Chevy Chase. Metropolitan Partnership isn't new to Penn Quarter though - they had a hand in the old Evening Star building at 1101 Pennsylvania.
Trump Hotel and the JBG Companies. Regardless, Christopher J. Nassetta, Hilton's CEO, said he was "absolutely committed" to bringing the Waldorf brand to DC.
The GSA will make their final determination in just ten days, on November 17th. We'll let you know who our new neighbors will be then!