New Disney hotel could help or hurt DC tourism

Posted Wednesday, May 20, 2009 10:00 AM | Contributed by Jeff

As political leaders cheered Monday's announcement of the Walt Disney Co.'s plan to build a resort hotel at National Harbor in Prince George's County, the head of the Washington Convention Center Authority expressed concerns that the new hotel could take a bite out of the District's tourist trade.

Read more from The Washington Times.

Thursday, May 21, 2009 8:37 AM

There is a *lot* of stuff going into National Harbor---but I'm not sure it's really going to do too much to DC tourism. It's an odd location, no metrorail access, and in a less-nice corner of MD. It's being built more or less as a self-contained entity.

Looks like an attempt to increase the pie, rather than just compete.

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