The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center

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The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center
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General information
TypeHotel / Conference center
LocationWashington, D.C., United States
Coordinates38°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
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Roof153 feet (47 m)
Technical details
Floor count14
Design and construction
ArchitectHolle & Lin Architects PC
Smith-Williams Group

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 hotel 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 became The Wyndham Washington D.C.. In 2005, it returned to its previous brand as, The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center.

See also[edit]

  • List of tallest buildings in Washington, D.C.


  1. "The Westin Washington DC City Center". SkyscraperPage. Skyscraper Source Media Inc. Retrieved 2008-07-13.
  2. "The Westin Washington DC City Center". Emporis GmbH. Retrieved 2008-07-13.
  3. LaFraniere, Sharon (January 19, 1990). "Barry Arrested on Cocaine Charges in Undercover FBI, Police Operation". The Washington Post.

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