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European Hotel Brand CitizenM Opening First D.C. Location

A rendering of City Partners and Potomac Investment Properties mixed-use development at 555 E St. SW

A boutique, European-born hotel brand that markets itself as "low-cost luxury" has signed on to open its first location in the nation's capital. 

The CitizenM brand will be the hotel flag at the 555 E St. SW mixed-use development from CityPartners and Potomac Investment Properties, the Washington Business Journal reports.

The hotel will have 252 rooms and will be built alongside a 194-unit apartment building. The project is expected to deliver in 2019, according to CityPartners' website. The first phase of the development at 400 E St. NW delivered in 2014 and featured a Hyatt Place Hotel

CitizenM launched in Amsterdam in 2008, opening four more European hotels before breaking into the U.S. in 2014 with a hotel in Times Square in Manhattan. CitizenM has another New York hotel in the works, in addition to planned locations in Seattle, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco

Rooms in CitizenM's Times Square start around $250 a night. Part of an ongoing trend, the hotel features smaller rooms with large social spaces. The D.C. hotel will have an open workspace in the lobby, a fitness center and a rooftop terrace.