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Monday, March 11, 2019

"Book Me The Scalene Suite!" Four-Star Marriott Renaissance Hotel, More Irregular Angles Coming to Reston Station

One day in the near future, after you've had one too many Farmers Smashes at Reston Station's signature eatery, you'll be able to book a hotel room right there, with the breathtaking view of the irregular polygons right outside your window guaranteed to keep your head spinning well into the next day. Give us some why-doesn't-my-magnetic-key-swipe blockquote, BFFs at the Washington Business Journal:

Comstock Holdings Cos. Inc. has closed a franchise agreement with Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) to bring a Renaissance hotel to Reston Station.

The 250-key Renaissance Reston Station will be a part of Reston Station Promenade, an extension of the original Reston Station project that sits atop the Wiehle-Reston East Metro. The hotel building, to be topped by 80 luxury condominium units, is expected to deliver in 2022 on a site bounded by Reston Station Boulevard, Wiehle Avenue and Sunset Hills Road. It is being designed by Nunzio Marc DeSantis Architects.

“It fulfills a requirement that we’ve heard from our current and future office tenants, and our neighbors such as General Dynamics, and fills a need in the community for additional, quality hotel, events and meeting space,” Christopher Clemente, Comstock CEO, said in a statement.

According to Comstock, this will be the first full-service hotel to deliver in Reston since 2008. The property, to be managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts Management Co., will include ballroom space and meeting rooms.

It's an exciting time at Reston Station, what with a quick DuckDuckGo search confirming that Google is, as long anticipated but until now only officially hinted at through subtle neon clues, moving to the Ur-Polygon across the street from the planned hotel.

What's interesting (or "interesting") is that the hotel won't be piled atop the aforementioned Founding Farmers, as originally planned. Instead, it will be across the street in the woonerfy 1.35 million square foot Promenade at Reston Station development. But never fear, silly rabbits, we're ultimately getting not one, but two fancypants hotels!

Comstock’s design team is putting the finishing touches on plans for two remarkable hotel offerings that will raise the bar for business and extended stay hotels. With more than 400 rooms, the two hotel towers coming to Reston Station offer unrivaled amenities including multiple ballrooms, meeting rooms and community spaces, fitness and spa facilities, upscale retail, and world-class restaurants, all towering above Reston Station’s Central Park and within a few steps of the on-site Metro Station. These iconic hotels will be the most exciting places to meet, dine, entertain, and relax in the Dulles Corridor.
Apparently, the Renaissance is the "luxury hotel," and the second hotel will be a "boutique extended stay" kind of joint, "the first of its kind on the Silver Line" with "all the luxuries and conveniences of home."

The mind boggles about all the possible luxuries and conveniences, like:

  • The Google View suite
  • The Kiss and Ride Breakfast Buffet, where long lines of patrons weave endlessly through a gantlet of confusing signs and narrow pillars to collect their food, narrowly avoiding bumping into each other and dropping their bacon scramble
  • Free Metro shuttle (time to cross the street: 2 hours)
  • The Not An Opportunity For Public Input Conference Center, complete with soundproofing and non-functional microphones
  • The (RA) Presidential Suite, available only to elected officials who run unopposed
  • Easy to understand yet cutting-edge online booking, borrowed from a neighbor
  • Ghost town tours
  • Resort fee covering 16 holes of golf, or maybe chair rental and towel at South Lakes Village Center
  • High-density PRC suites (shared with 14 other people)
  • State-of-the-art fireproofing borrowed from yet another neighbor
In lieu of an onsite casino, hotel patrons will be invited to attempt to cross Wiehle Avenue against the light.

So book now! We'll leave the woonerf on for you.

1 comment:

  1. One other luxury convenience: enhanced experience paid parking modeled on the highly successful model employed by Boston Properties.


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