Crystal Metropolis Staple Americana Lodge is Forever Shut

Just after approximately 50 a long time in business, the Americana Lodge in Crystal City forever shut this thirty day period.

The hotel at 1400 Richmond Highway opened in 1963, and was 1 of the 1st resorts in Crystal Metropolis. As the area grew to become a important employment hub, its retro signal remained seen to all driving previous on Route 1. It was even highlighted in a Russell Crowe movie.

A workers member tells ARLnow that the resort shut before this month partly because of to damaging results on the travel business from COVID-19. The staffer could not comment on foreseeable future strategies.

The hotel has gone through a room-by-home renovation in excess of the past several a long time, and in 2018 its common manager instructed the Washington Business enterprise Journal that it had just relished its most effective yr to day, even with an uncertain potential.

The resort is located on an acre of land throughout the road from the future dwelling of Amazon’s HQ2.

As of Monday afternoon, the hotel’s web page is down and social media pages have not been recently updated.

Hat suggestion to @cartchaos22202. Photograph by means of Google Maps.