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Press 2018

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Voted #1 Best Hotel in Washington D.C. "D.C.'s new Wharf development is rapidly becoming the city's newest hotspot—and the InterContinental nails it."

Conde Nast Traveler Awards: Best Hotels in Washington 2018 | October 9, 2018

"The Intercontinental is a recent build, so its little touches of luxury — in-suite Nespresso machines, Peloton bikes in the gym"

Philadelphia Magazine | September 22, 2018

"I chose the luxe InterContinental, with its Juliette balconies glimpsing the water, L’Occitane spa, rooftop pool and a 96-seat, upscale-contemporary Afro-Caribbean eatery, Kith and Kin, with an exciting menu stocked with berbere-spiced chicken and goat roti."

Richmond Magazine | September 13, 2018

"The Hoffman-Madison Waterfront mixed-use development at The Wharf in Southwest DC is the perfect example of a new environmentally-friendly development that is LEED-Neighborhood Development Gold status."

Destination D.C. | August 21, 2019

"Not far from the National Mall is The Wharf, a recently renovated district where new hotels and restaurants are popping up on the boardwalk. Stay at the InterContinental Washington D.C., The Wharf, where you can get a private balcony boasting views of the Potomac River."

Women's Health Magazine | August 3, 2018

"Whether you're here for business or pleasure, you'll feel the room is well-outfitted for your needs. Enjoy those balconies overlooking the river—it's a real treat and hard to match in this town."

Conde Nast Traveler | July 10, 2018

"Fitness is prominent throughout the Wharf where visitors can enjoy numerous activities designed to get their adrenaline pumping. The InterContinental's rooftop pool is ideal for swimming laps."

Forbes | July 8, 2018

"You cannot beat the location of this hotel. Not only is The Wharf jam-packed with amenities and options, but also we were able to walk from the hotel to the many different areas of the city we visited- to museums, to restaurants and to the baseball stadium. We felt perfectly positions for exploring the city."

Global Traveler | July 1, 2018

Offering picture-perfect views of the river, D.C.'s East Potomac Park, and the rest of the Wharf, the rooftop pool area is equipped with a bar and is available for private events. The seating capacity for the rooftop/pool space is 60 and standing capacity is 100 for a private event.

Biz Bash | June 27, 2019

Offering picture-perfect views of the river, D.C.'s East Potomac Park, and the rest of the Wharf, the rooftop pool area is equipped with a bar and is available for private events. The seating capacity for the rooftop/pool space is 60 and standing capacity is 100 for a private event.

Hemispheres | June 1, 2018

"I checked out The Wharf, a new development on the Southwest waterfront of Washington, D.C., home to plenty of shops and eateries...and the InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf."

Conde Nast Traveler | May 29, 2018

"Thanks to the Yards on the Anacostia River, and District Wharf, the recently unveiled, multi-billion dollar Potomac riverfront development project, you can forgo monuments and museums (no offense, history) to enjoy a more easy-going visit."

Food & Wine | May 9, 2018

"Suites have Bose sound systems, living rooms, and Juliette balconies. A two-story suite has a large wrap-around balcony. The guests enjoy a spa, a rooftop swimming pool, a gym, and an elegant art deco-style restaurant."

Vacation Idea | April 23, 2018

"The thoughtful design pays homage to its unique address, with a blue and ivory palette, ceiling-to-floor windows, and custom artwork detailing a city map."

Forbes | April 16, 2018

This sleek, modern hotel has waterfront views and a prime location in D.C.'s vibrant Wharf development. Spacious rooms offer high-tech amenities and large bathrooms with soaking tubs. A hip Afro-Caribbean restaurant, spa and rooftop pool are the main attractions."

The Telegraph UK | April 6, 2019

"The latest of Washington, DC’s luxury hotel openings, InterContinental Washington, DC – The Wharf provides an entirely different experience to its historic sister hotel, The Willard."

Elite Traveler | March 29, 2018

"The hotel, which features 17,000 sf of meeting space, is among the anchors of the new and fashionable mile-long waterfront neighborhood along the Potomac River known as The Wharf."

Corporate & Incentive Travel | March 1, 2018

"Come evening, crash at the brand new Wharf InterContinental Hotel. Many of the sleekly designed rooms face the water, where you can watch planes take off and land at Regan National Airport across the river, or marvel at the yachts docked in the marina below."

Reader's Digest | February 28, 2018

"The new, sophisticated InterContinental; its ambience will immediately soothe upon check-in."

AFAR | February 22, 2018

"The shiny new InterContinental Washington D.C.-The Wharf offers access to the development’s new parks, music venues, 50-plus shops, and 20 restaurants — which include projects from area chefs like Fabio Trabocchi, Mike Isabella, and wunderkind Kwame Onwuachi."

Travel + Leisure (E-Newsletter) | January 11, 2019

"Enjoy scenic views of the Potomac and a buzzworthy Afro-Caribbean restaurant."

Travel Pulse | February 2, 2018

"We started to think about the Potomac river during the various seasons-how the physical form and movement of the river not only changes the view, but also enhances the guest experience," says associate principal Ellen Bourge Johnson.

Hospitality Design | February 1, 2018

"The 278-room luxury hotel is a highlight of the new Wharf development"

Destination DC | January 22, 2018

"If you want to make a weekend of it, InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf is a wise pick for a contemporary experience equally suited to business and pleasure."

Forbes Travel Guide | January 13, 2018

"Opened last fall, The Wharf-a $2 billion, a mile-long development along the Potomac- is bringing new life to the riverfront with a new hotel by InterContinental"

Architectural Digest | January 12, 2018

"Check in to the InterContinental Washington D.C.- The Wharf for easy access to the riverfront."

Travel and Leisure | January 8, 2018

"This new luxury property boasts Potomac River views in one of D.C.'s most up-and-coming neighborhoods."

USA Today | January 2, 2018

"The 278-room InterContinental Washington D.C.- The Wharf has opened in the waterfront area just south of the National Mall, the centerpiece of a planned 24-acre mixed-use social hub."

Meetings and Conventions | January 1, 2018