D.C.’s Wharf Gets A Luxe Update With Arrival Of InterContinental


The capital’s latest addition to the luxury hotel scene is making a chic splash along D.C.’s beloved waterfront. Offering a mod reimagining of the city’s top up-and-coming neighborhood, the InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf will add a buzz-worthy dose of elegance when it opens this October.

Locals in need of a rejuvenating staycation and forward-thinking tourists seeking a relaxing waterside refuge will relish the hotel’s sustainable mindset, sophisticated interiors, and proximity to D.C.’s most coveted restaurants and bars. Here, take a look inside the city’s newest (and dreamiest) waterfront hotel.


While down-to-earth guests can soak in stunning Potomac River views each morning before an all-day spa sesh, adventurous travelers can opt to stroll the yacht-clad banks of the Washington Channel with ease or head north to explore the National Mall.

Striving to put the city’s history and thriving culture first, the InterContinental – The Wharf is a true testament to the art of location, location, location. While the capital’s Wharf was once crawling with local fishermen and oystermen, the 24-acre waterfront neighborhood will soon be home to a chic crowd of savvy Washingtonians and elite globetrotters. By 2018, a influx of hot new restaurants and luxe retail, residential, and business spaces are expected to elevate the area from a simple riverside district to a trendsetting escape.


With an eye for contemporary design and sustainable living, the hotel’s two upscale eateries and 278 new guest rooms (which include 33 suites and a high-tech penthouse) offer a refreshing alternative to inland accommodations. So, if you’re the type of traveller who appreciates a photo-friendly dwelling space and lives for architectural nods to a city’s colorful past, InterContinental’s Insta-worthy lobby and stylish sleeping quarters may just exceed your camera-ready expectations.


Not only will aquaphiles find solitude outside along the boardwalk and surrounding piers, but the hotel’s interiors pick up cues from the waterfront’s picturesque vistas and soothing tides—offering the ultimate riverside living experience inside and out. Awash in glass and free-flowing silhouettes, the Mezzanine-inspired lobby boasts a sleek sea-inspired palette and incorporates intricate touches of woodwork that pull from the structure’s earliest use as a boat warehouse.


Whether you’re in town on business, for pleasure, or are simply a local looking for a fresh spot to enjoy a post-work bite, it suffices to say that this home-away-from-home may be D.C.’s newest go-to social hub this coming fall. Nothing screams autumn quite like waterside foliage, seasonally-inspired cocktails, and long weekend getaways.

Contact: 801 Wharf St., SW, Washington, DC, 1-877-424-2449