Mosaic District Hyatt House Hotel Book Renovation and Rebranding
In the wake of its Scotts Run opening, Archer Hotel is now targeting another location in the Tysons area.
This time, instead of building a new building from scratch, hotel management company LodgeWorks Partners plans to renovate and convert the existing Hyatt House property in Merrifield into an Archer hotel, adding an eighth location to its exclusive boutique brand. .
While Archer Hotels make up the bulk of its portfolio, LodgeWorks also owns and operates hotels from major national companies, including four Hyatt Houses, which have been designed for extended stays.
Located at 8296 Glass Alley, the seven-story, 148-room Merrifield Hyatt House has been in the Mosaic neighborhood from the mixed-use development that opened on the former Multiplex Theaters site off Route 29 in 2012.
With the renovation, the site will become Archer Hotel Falls Church. This is LodgeWorks’ first conversion, according to President Mike Daood.
âWe developed this hotel in 2012 as an upscale independent lifestyle hotel – and it’s incredibly exciting to go back to those roots,â Daood told Tysons Reporter via email. “… It’s an irreplaceable asset in one of the region’s most innovative retail and entertainment districts and a great choice for Archer.” “
According to the Archer Hotel’s website, the conversion process will begin on December 15 with renovations beginning in January 2022. The hotel will remain open during its renovation.
âWith thoughtful planning, we will work to ensure that our guests are comfortable with minimal disruption during the transition,â said Archer Hotel.
Like the Archer Hotel Tysons, which opened near McLean Tube Station on Tuesday, September 14, the Merrifield location will feature four different room designs. Facilities will include AKB hotel bar with food and drink, daily treats for guests and free Wi-Fi.
Daood says Archer’s two DC-area hotels will âfeature Virginia-centric design and stories,â but each brand’s location is unique.
âEach one will be special in itself,â he said.
The expansion of the Archer Hotel comes amid continued struggles for the hospitality industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The American Hotel & Lodging Association forecast in August that the industry would end 2021 with a $ 59 billion drop in business travel revenue from 2019, surpassing the nearly $ 49 billion lost in 2020.
According to analysis conducted by Kalibri Labs, the DC region market will collect $ 2.7 billion less on business travel this year than in 2019, down 86.5%. The only market that should see a bigger difference is New York City, which has a forecasted revenue gap of $ 4 billion.
Hotel managers and local workers began to see signs of life in early summer, but occupancy rates were still around 50%, significantly down from the days before. the pandemic. A study commissioned by the Tysons Partnership predicted that hotels in the area might not recover until 2025, and that was before the Delta variant darkened the future again.