Disney plans 2nd family-themed resort hotel
The Peterson Companies
Atrium of the Gaylord National
, developers of National Harbor
in Prince George’s County, Maryland, just 15 minutes south of downtown Washington, D.C., announced that Disney
paid $11 million to acquire 15 acres of land in National Harbor
for what is expected to be a family-themed resort hotel. The company would not confirm the exact size and construction date for its National Harbor
hotel, “but it will be a project of significant scale and put a recognizable Disney
footprint in the Washington area,” said Jay Rasulo, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
is already building a 350-hotel room and 480-vacation villa family-focused resort on Oahu in Hawaii, its first, for a reported $800 million.
National Harbor is a mixed-use development on the Potomac River. It features six hotels, including the 18-story, 2,000-room Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, plus stores, restaurants, residences and a marina.