The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) has announced that it is considering the potential development of a new hotel near the main terminal of Washington Dulles International Airport.
The process, which began with a request for information (RFI) to gather ideas and gauge interest from real estate developers and the hospitality industry, is seeking input on the possible development of three sites – one adjacent to the terminal building, and two larger sites within a two-to-five minute drive from the terminal.
Jerome L Davis, executive vice president and chief revenue officer for MWAA, said, “A hotel facility at or near the main terminal is an increasingly common feature of large international airports across the USA and around the world. Passengers who travel extensively have come to expect upscale hotels at major international gateway airports, and we intend to do everything we can to provide world-class service and facilities at Dulles.”
The authority’s RFI is intended to gather industry opinions regarding site and building characteristics, hotel quality, price points, number of rooms, meeting and convention capacity, restaurant facilities, and similar items.
“We seek and appreciate the ideas and perspectives of the hospitality industry as we look at the feasibility of an additional hotel site at Dulles and determine the market demand and other key factors needed for making a final decision,” Davis added.
“Marketplace and industry perspective will help us make the best decision for the airport and its competitive position, and for our passengers.”
Responses to the RFI are due by June 16, 2015. The RFI document can be found on the MWAA website here.