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President’s Day Special: A Look at Washington’s Top Hotel-Residential Developments

It is President’s Day in the USA, so we at are taking a closer look at the hotel residence options in Washington, D.C.

Hotel services – particularly heightened security and away-from-home care – are particularly compelling in a city like Washington where politicos change every four years and often keep a primary residence elsewhere. While there is not much happening on the development front, three existing DC buildings offer highly-serviced residences for sale for those considering superlative homes.

For those looking for a central location, The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton Washington is located at 23rd Street and M Street in the desirable northwest – only seven blocks to the White House and four blocks to Dupont Circle. Completed in 2000, an oversized one-bedroom residence is now on the market for sale asking US$ 698,888 through Long & Foster, and spans a generous 1029 square feet, making an ideal pied-a-terre. The apartment is also well outfitted with herringbone floors and a washer-dryer. While owners have access to the Ritz-Carlton services – and a discounted rate on hotel rooms for out-of-town friends and family – there is also a designated Director of Residences to ensure owners are treated as well as guests.

Nearby in the highly-sought after Georgetown neighborhood is another Ritz-Carlton property transformed from a brick factory (original smokestack still intact) which lends an authentic, historic aspect to this waterfront location. Completed in 2003, The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown now offers a sprawling 4,000 square-foot four-bedroom home that underwent a comprehensive renovation in 2012. While located on the first floor, the apartment still has a river view, and includes two parking spaces – a must-have in Georgetown. The property recently came on the market for US $4.65 million through Beasley Real Estate.

Across the river in Arlington, Virginia, the Waterview Condominiums are located atop the Le Meridien Hotel and offer a suite of access and services, including its spectacular rooftop outdoor lounge. Designed by I.M. Pei and completed in 2008, the building features tall, oversized windows that capture views of the Potomac River and of the Washington skyline. Currently available is a 1232 square foot, two-bedroom corner home asking US$ 889,000 and is represented by TTR Sotheby’s Realty.

Washington, DC has come a long way since the days of its namesake, but these three developments offer a level of service and luxury that is worthy of a distinguished Washingtonian lifestyle.