Hilton Dulles executives spent the day Wednesday, Sept. 15 celebrating the groundbreaking of the hotel's new expansion project. With the help of Reps. Jim Moran (D-8th) and Frank R. Wolf (R-10th), the event signaled the start of a $31 million expansion and renovation project that will result in the addition of more than 9,600 square feet of meeting space.
The hotel will also be adding 155 guest rooms for a total of 456, making the Hilton Dulles one of the largest hotels in the area.
With its convenient location to Dulles Airport and the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, the area is quickly becoming a hot spot for travelers.
"This area is becoming the destination of choice. With the rapid growth of the area, a hotel as distinguished as the Hilton is sure to attract attention," said Moran.
General Manager Greg Langweg said having a large amount of flexible meeting space will improve the hotel's standing.
"The expansion will help us stand out among our competition, bringing in more business," said Langweg.
Along with the meeting rooms, the hotel is planning to have a grand ballroom, which will accommodate more than 600 guests.
The conference room construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of May 2005, and the new guest rooms will be ready for occupants by the end of October 2005.