WhyHotel Opens New DC Hotel at 331 North Street NE


WhyHotel, a hospitality platform and operator, will open WhyHotel Washington DC Union Market, a new, 120-unit hotel within the Press House Apartments in Washington, D.C.

The building, owned by Foulger-Pratt, is located at 331 North Street NE.

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“As with all WhyHotel pop-up locations, this location offers guests the opportunity to stay like a local in a one- to two-bedroom apartment for the price of a traditional hotel room stay,” Jason Fudin, WhyHotel’s CEO, told Commercial Observer. “This allows our guests to travel the way they live, keeping all of their typical cooking, streaming, exercise or any other routines intact while they’re away.” 

The appeal of this hotel in particular, he noted, is that transient guests will have the space to settle in and spread out in the NoMa neighborhood, a unique part of town that offers easy access to many local gems and institutions.  

The new WhyHotel is situated within walking distance to H Street, the NoMa-Gallaudet U Metro stop, Union Station, a Trader Joe’s and a Whole Foods — which Fudin calls “a great perk” for those with an extended stay looking to take advantage of their kitchens. 

“We chose this area specifically as it’s across the street from Union Market, one of D.C.’s most popular spots for locals and tourists alike,” Fudin said. “Union Market boasts local restaurants and other vendors, and has really become an urban village in and of itself, with acclaimed restaurants, cocktail bars, a distillery, a brewery, and shops.”

Additionally, the property is a short distance from WhyHotel’s headquarters at 1140 Third Street NE. The company also has space at 2500 Penn, a former 10-story hotel in D.C.

The new WhyHotel will be open for bookings starting on Aug. 5.

 Keith Loria can be reached at kloria@commercialobserver.com.