By Elinor Bacon
The Wharf is excited that Pendry Hotels & Resorts will be opening Pendry Washington D.C. this fall. Pendry Washington D.C. will feature 131 guestrooms and suites, three signature dining and bar concepts, Spa Pendry and 5,000 square feet of meeting and event space. As this will be Pendry’s first hotel in Washington, most of the positions will be filled with new hires, adding to the hundreds of new jobs coming to The Wharf and the surrounding areas, including The Yards.
“Pendry Hotels will fill a void between the lifestyle and luxury hotel spaces,” said Michael Fuerstman, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Pendry Hotels. “We’re incredibly excited to bring this vision of hospitality to life.”
“We are proud of the Pendry brand’s strong commitments to hiring DC residents as have the majority of the retailers and other businesses at The Wharf including our three existing hotels,” said Monty Hoffman, Chair of Hoffman & Associates, Managing Member of Hoffman Madison Waterfront and developer of The Wharf. “Since opening The Wharf in 2017, more than 1,500 DC residents have been hired at The Wharf in construction and operations, including hospitality roles.”
Pendry, along with other businesses from The Wharf, The Yards and the Southwest and Capitol Riverfront communities, will participate in a job fair scheduled for June 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Arena Stage, at the corner of 6th Street and Maine Avenue SW. The job fair is sponsored by Councilmembers Charles Allen, (Ward 6) Trayon White (Ward 8) and Elissa Silverman (At-Large) as well as the DC Department of Employment Services, ANC6D, the SWBID, the Capitol Riverfront BID and Arena Stage.
DC residents seeking employment will have the opportunity for face-to-face meetings with Pendry representatives and representatives from a range of businesses. Training organizations will also participate to provide information for those seeking additional skills and expertise. To register, go to: https://bit.ly/3l4O3Jy
Elinor Bacon has more than 40 years experience in housing, real estate development and community revitalization in both the public and private sectors. She established DC-based E.R. Bacon Development in 2002.