Hilton will open its first Conrad hotel in Washington DC in February, located at the corner of New York Avenue and 10th Street NW.

The 360-room Conrad Washington DC will form part of the mixed use CityCenterDC development, situated on the site of the former Washington Convention Centre, and features a ten storey glass exterior designed by Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron.

Facilities include signature restaurant Estuary, a rooftop bar and event terrace with views of the Capitol, and 32,000 square feet of meeting space.

There will also be a tenth floor lounge for guests staying in Club rooms and suites. Branded the Sakura Club, the space features decor inspired the Japanese cherry blossom, a nod to a gift of trees from Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki to the city of Washington DC in 1912.

Guests of the lounge can request meals made to order by a private chef, as well as make use of a dedicated club concierge, private meetings rooms, and special access to rooftop bar events.

The hotel also features a contemporary art collection inspired by the Washington Color School movement.

Commenting on the news Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton, said:

“Conrad Washington, DC will usher in a new era of hospitality for our domestic and international travelers seeking modern luxury in the nation’s capital.

“With Hilton’s global headquarters in nearby McLean, Virginia, we are excited to introduce the Conrad brand to our hometown.”

The CityCenterDC development features high-end retail stores, restaurants, apartments, office space and a public park, and has been under construction since 2011, with the Conrad hotel signalling the completion of the second phase of the project.