Disney plans 2nd family-themed resort hotel

Disney is planning family-themed resort in National Harbor.

Atrium of the Gaylord National
The Peterson Companies, developers of National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Maryland, just 15 minutes south of downtown Washington, D.C., announced that Disney paid $11 million to acquire 15 acres of land in National Harbor for what is expected to be a family-themed resort hotel. The company would not confirm the exact size and construction date for its National Harbor hotel, “but it will be a project of significant scale and put a recognizable Disney footprint in the Washington area,” said Jay Rasulo, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Disney is already building a 350-hotel room and 480-vacation villa family-focused resort on Oahu in Hawaii, its first, for a reported $800 million.

National Harbor

National Harbor is a mixed-use development on the Potomac River. It features six hotels, including the 18-story, 2,000-room Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, plus stores, restaurants, residences and a marina.