The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center

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The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center
General information
Type Hotel / Conference center
Location Washington, D.C., United States
Coordinates 38°54′18.9″N 77°2′0.4″W / 38.905250°N 77.033444°W / 38.905250; -77.033444Coordinates: 38°54′18.9″N 77°2′0.4″W / 38.905250°N 77.033444°W / 38.905250; -77.033444
Completed 1982
Height
Roof 153 feet (47 m)
Technical details
Floor count 14
Design and construction
Architect Holle & Lin Architects PC
Smith-Williams Group
Website
Website

The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center is a high-rise hotel in the United States capital of Washington, D.C. It rises to 153 feet (47 m), featuring 14 floors.

The building was completed in 1982 as the Vista International Hotel Washington. At the time, Hilton International was a separate company from Hilton and was forbidden from operating hotels in the United States under the Hilton name. Vista International was their domestic line of hotels. The architect of the building was Holle & Lin Architects PC and Smith-Williams Group.[1][2]

The Vista became infamous in 1990 when then-Mayor Marion Barry was arrested on drug charges in a government sting in a room at the hotel.[3]

In 1996, the Vista was converted to The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center. In 1998, it was renamed The Wyndham Washington D.C., then in 2005, it returned to its previous Westin name.

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  1. ^ "The Westin". Skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  2. ^ "The Westin". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  3. ^ "Barry Arrested on Cocaine Charges in Undercover FBI, Police Operation". The Washington Post. 

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