NBC Washington: Hilton Worldwide has joined the list of companies that are hoping to redevelop the iconic 112-year-old Old Post Office pavilion in downtown Washington.
Hilton wants to turn the landmark building into a 245-room Waldorf Astoria hotel. It would also feature four restaurants and high-end retail shops.
Waldorf Astoria is Hilton’s top luxury brand.
"With our global headquarters in nearby McLean, Va., we are committed to the growth and vitality of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area while preserving this historic landmark," Hilton Worldwide President and CEO Christopher J. Nassetta said.
The Old Post Office is located on Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and the U.S. Capitol. Half a dozen companies have submitted proposals to the General Services Administration to redevelop the property, including Donald Trump Hotels.
The GSA is considering the proposals and is expected to make a selection by Nov. 17.