The Hotel Association of Washington, D.C. (HAWDC) was established in 1906 as a non-profit trade association. A twenty-one member Board of Directors governs the HAWDC. We represent the interests of one hundred and one member hotels in the District of Columbia on a variety of governmental and public affairs issues. In addition, the HAWDC maintains a selected allied membership consisting of suppliers who provide diverse products and services to the hospitality industry. The Association's President and staff manage the daily operations of HAWDC.
In the last twenty years, the Washington, DC hotel industry has witnessed a remarkable period of growth. With the opening of the new Washington Convention Center in 2003, this exceptional center is the operational vessel which constantly filters in nearly a half-billion dollars in economic activity for the city each year.
With the completion of the Convention Center Headquarters Hotel in 2014, we can ensure that the District of Columbia retains its competitive position as a top-tier destination for the convention and meetings industry. The Hotel will be one of the largest hotels in the region and include amenities such as street-level retail including several restaurants, a coffee shop, a sports bar and meeting and ballroom space and an underground parking garage. Located within a block of CityCenter DC, a $1 billion retail and entertainment project, the hotel will allow visitors to stay within a short walk to first-class shopping and dining.