JW Marriott hotel makes progress toward 2025 opening at Reston Station

Developer Comstock celebrated the topping out of JW Marriott Hotel and Residences, a new hotel and condominium building under construction in The Row at Reston Station (courtesy Comstock)

The developer behind Reston Station celebrated a milestone last week in its construction of a new Marriott hotel.

Comstock held a “topping out” ceremony last Wednesday (May 8) at 1800 Reston Row Plaza for the 26-story JW Marriott Hotel and Residences, the hospitality brand’s first location in Virginia and an anchor for the future Row at Reston Station neighborhood.

Marking the moment when construction reached its highest point, the ceremony was attended by more than 100 local and state elected officials, community leaders, representatives of the building contractor and other stakeholders in the project.

“Developments [like this] are where workers want to live, it is where new businesses want to come. They all want to be near transit,” Virginia Senate Majority Leader Scott Surovell said in a press release. “These projects are not possible without people that have the kind of vision like [Comstock CEO and Chairman] Chris Clemente does. And to me the future is really bright.”

Initially expected to open this year, the Marriott building at Reston Station Blvd and Wiehle Avenue will consist of 243 hotel rooms and 94 condominiums with approximately 25,000 square feet of event and meeting space. Amenities for residents will include personalized concierge services, private lounges and kitchens, a private fitness center, and grilling areas and a dog park on the roof.

Parking will be provided in a garage with 24/7 valet service and electric vehicle charging stations.

Adjacent to the existing, fully built Metro Plaza District, The Row at Reston Station will expand the development outside the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station by roughly 1.5 million square feet. In addition to the Marriott, the new neighborhood will deliver a residential building called BLVD Haley and two office towers at 1800 and 1880 Reston Row Plaza.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved revisions to the plan for the $1.3 billion project last fall, allowing Comstock to shift planned but unbuilt office space from the Metro Plaza District, increase the residential building’s height and number of units, and create a private outdoor dining area.

The dining area will serve Ebbitt House, a new restaurant from the company behind Clyde’s of Reston that’s expected to open at 1860 Reston Row Plaza next year. Other tenants confirmed for Reston Row include the mini golf facility Puttshack, French bakery Tous les Jours, the Japanese restaurant Noku Sushi and VIDA Fitness and Spa, a 55,000-square-foot gym that will occupy three levels of 1800 Reston Row Plaza.

Comstock confirmed Vida Fitness remains on track for a May opening, but an opening date still hasn’t been announced.

“World-class businesses like Marriott…are coming here and will help bring this place to life,” Clemente said. “The Row at Reston Station is a sought-after destination that is raising the bar for mixed-use development [and] will set a new standard for placemaking within transit-oriented communities.”

A sales gallery for JW Marriott’s residences opened in mid-April at 1900 Reston Metro Plaza. The tower is expected to be delivered in spring 2025, according to Comstock.

Marriott also has a dual-branded hotel under construction at Reston Town Center. The combined Marriott AC and Residence Inn is scheduled to open at 1975 Opportunity Way sometime in 2024.