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Washington OKs Convention Center Headquarters Hotel

The 2.3 million-square-foot Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., is finally getting its headquarters hotel. Construction on the new $537 million, 1,167-room Marriott Marquis is scheduled to begin this fall, with a targeted opening date in the first quarter of 2013. The property—which will be one of only three Marriott Marquis hotels in the country (the others are in New York and Atlanta)—will be located across the street from the WCC.

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