The new hotel is ideal for corporate travelers, especially those doing business with the nearly 300 associations, the fourth largest concentration of associations in the United States, who have selected Alexandria for their headquarters. A prime location directly across from the King Street Metro station offers ease of transportation to nearby National Airport and into Washington, D.C. and surrounding suburbs. Numerous restaurants, retail and tourist attractions are within walking distance.
Designed by Dale and Associates Architects, P.A., of Jackson, Miss., the Georgian-style building’s dark red brick facade, accented by precast bands, parapet caps and column panels, complements the neighboring buildings. Visitors enter the hotel through glass revolving doors into a dramatic lobby with polished marble floor tiles and cherry veneer paneling. Extensive landscaping conforms to the historic surroundings, including traditional brick paver sidewalks, Gadsby lampposts and trees and plants in raised planters.
Hotel accommodations include 241 guestrooms, of which seven are suites. Guests enjoy modern amenities such as rooms equipped with voice/data outlets, 24-hour room service, swimming pool, health club, and indoor parking for 220 vehicles. Seagar’s, the hotel’s restaurant, offers a five star dining experience, award winning cuisine, extensively trained chefs, walk-in humidor, and wine room. A 4,500-square-foot, 350-seat banquet hall, three executive meeting rooms, generous pre-function space, and hospitality suites provide convention and meeting facilities.
In addition to Clark and the architect, the project team includes Earwood Contractors of Memphis, Tenn., owner’s representative; Stanley D. Lindsey & Associates, Ltd., structural engineer; Brewer & Skala Engineers, Inc. of Norcross, Ga., mechanical/electrical engineer; Looney & Associates of Dallas, interior design; and Bowman Consulting Group of Alexandria, Va., civil engineer.
Clark Construction Group, LLC is based in Bethesda, Md.