Arlington, VA - SIGAL Construction Corporation recently completed the 61,000 square foot renovation, a major repositioning of the classic mid-century office property into the new Hampton Inn Washington, DC/White House. The hotel, which is located at 1729 H Street, NW, held its Grand Opening celebration on August 8, 2013 amid much fanfare.
The original 10-story building was built in 1950 as the Kiplinger Editor’s Building. The renovation transformed the once deadline-driven workplace into a modern, 116-room Hampton Inn located in the heart of Washington, DC’s Golden Triangle. The character of the iconic building was preserved by maintaining and enhancing the limestone façade; a cantilevered canopy and slight changes to the entrance of the building marked additions to the exterior.
The building’s interior now features new guest rooms and new elevators, an indoor salt-water pool, conference rooms, a business center, fitness area, breakfast area and associated food prep kitchen. The mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems were completely replaced and a natural gas generator was installed. The focal point of the hotel’s public space is the great room in the lobby, characterized by custom lighting, high ceilings and vibrant decor.
The Grand Opening of the hotel was attended by senior management of several local and national companies including Mr. Kiplinger and his family. OTO Development, LLC, owner/operator of the hotel, graciously took guests on tours to introduce the public to the new facility. Area restaurants were invited to showcase their products and support the further development of the local upscale neighborhood.
Guests of the Grand Opening were asked to bring canned goods and pasta to support Miriam’s Kitchen, a charity whose mission is to assist individuals in need in Washington, DC. Miriam’s Kitchen works to address the causes and consequences of homelessness both directly and through facilitating connections with existing community services. The foundation of the charity’s work is a breakfast and dinner program which provides hot, nutritious breakfasts and dinners in an atmosphere of dignity and respect; they also provide a range of other social services. The Hampton Inn staff volunteers once a month at the Foggy Bottom area-based Miriam’s Kitchen to help give back to the community.
LEED® certification is currently being pursued for the project.
About SIGAL Construction Corporation
Founded in 1977, SIGAL Construction Corporation (SIGAL) is one of Washington’s premier general contractors, known throughout the industry for its dedication to sustainability, high quality, cost consciousness, excellent client relations, and the ability to successfully complete unique and challenging projects. A founding partner of USGBC, SIGAL offers superior general contracting, preconstruction, construction management, design/build, and sustainability services. SIGAL’s diverse project portfolio includes institutions of learning (K-12 and higher education), Federal and municipal agencies, law firms, corporations, hotels, technology firms, biotech companies, healthcare providers, multi-family housing, and associations/nonprofits. To learn more about SIGAL Construction Corporation, please visit www.sigal.com.
About OTO Development
OTO Development was established in 2004. With an emphasis on quality, reliability, service, and value, the goal of OTO Development is to develop a portfolio of great hotels managed by exceptional people. Over the last nine years, OTO Development has opened 50 hotels, a pace matched by few companies within the lodging industry. Today, the company continues its impressive growth with over $500M in new development projects. For more information about OTO Development properties, please visit otodevelopment.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org