|Hotel chain||Hilton Hotels & Resorts|
|Address||1001 16th Street Northwest Washington, D.C. 20001, United States|
|Opening||January 18, 1943|
|Management||Hilton Hotels & Resorts|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Holabird & Root LLC, A.R. Clas Associates|
|Number of rooms||544|
The hotel was built by Statler Hotels and began construction in 1940. It opened on January 18, 1943, in the middle of World War II, as the Hotel Statler. Upon its completion, the building rose 150 feet (46 m), comprising 13 floors. The architect of the early modern style building was Holabird & Root LLC, A.R. Clas Associates.
In 1947, Larry Doby, the first black baseball player to integrate the American League, became the hotel's first black guest when the Cleveland Indians were in town to play against the Washington Senators.
Scenes from the classic 1950 film Born Yesterday were filmed outside the hotel and in its lobby, and much of the film is set in one of the hotel's luxury suites, which was reproduced on a soundstage.
The Statler Hotels chain was sold to Hilton Hotels in 1954 and the hotel was renamed The Statler Hilton in 1958. On January 15, 1977, the hotel was renamed The Capital Hilton. The National Trust for Historic Preservation accepted the Capital Hilton to be part of the Historic Hotels of America in 2014.
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