D.C. will soon be home to one of Hilton Hotels' "Tru" hotels as developer Kline Operations LLC has just acquired property on Fifth Street in Northwest.The Washington, D.C., Board of Zoning Adjustment has approved an application for Hilton Hotels to construct a new 11-story, 65,125-square foot “Tru” hotel designed by Fillat+ Architecture on the 900 block of Fifth Street Northwest. A new hotel brand launched by Hilton in 2016, the Tru Hotels are unlike most other brands and feature amenities such as pool tables, work pods, hangout space, and craft beer. They are also low-cost, smaller than average, and generally located in more inexpensive areas. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="6876,6881"] D.C.’s first Hilton Tru hotel will have a penthouse and 153 rooms, and guests will be able to enjoy unique amenities such as private alcoves and free wireless printing from anywhere in the hotel.
[caption id="attachment_6878" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Courtesy of Tru by Hilton[/caption] The hotel’s colorful retro vibe is the brand's attempt at creating a social lounge atmosphere. The hotel rooms all have 55-inch T.V.’s, premium channel lineups, standing glass-door showers, and unique interior designs that are uncharacteristic of typical hotel rooms. [caption id="attachment_6879" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Courtesy of Tru by Hilton[/caption] D.C.’s Tru Hilton will also house a fitness center which will have free weights, barre, resistance bands, cardio, and flexibility gear, as well as a 24/7 market that will sell local and gourmet snacks and drinks (including beer and wine!). [caption id="attachment_6880" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Courtesy of Tru by Hilton[/caption] Currently there are 31 Tru Hilton hotels, and the Mount Vernon Square location will one of more than 20 new locations either planned or opening soon. Have you ever stayed in a Tru Hotel? We'd love to hear your experience in the comments below!