citizenM has revealed its expansion plans for the year ahead, taking its total number of hotels to 30 across Europe, North America and Asia. It expects to open six new properties in 2022.
citizenM Miami Brickell—opening Q1 2022
The brand is making its debut in Miami with two properties, starting with citizenM Miami Brickell. The building features bright and vibrant facade artwork by Miami-born-and-raised artist Jen Stark. With five pieces united together to make one composition, this art installation bridges citizenM’s playful personality with Brickell’s cosmopolitan atmosphere. There are also eight societyM meeting rooms. The 252-room property will have a rooftop bar and swimming pool—a first for the brand.
citizenM Miami World Center—opening Q1 2022
citizenM’s second new hotel in Miami will open at the Worldcenter. Surrounded by a mix of retail, hospitality and entertainment spaces, citizenM Miami Worldcenter is centrally placed within the business and financial hub of Miami. The building will have a series of sculptures placed across the facade and created by FriendsWithYou, the Los Angeles-based art collaboration between Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III—known for their work with the likes of Pharrell Williams and Diplo. The 351-room hotel will also have four societyM meeting rooms and a large rooftop pool and bar.
citizenM Seattle Pioneer Square—opening Q1 2022
Seattle Pioneer Square is citizenM’s second property in Seattle (following citizenM Seattle South Lake Union which opened in 2020). citizenM’s new presence in Pioneer Square highlights an important milestone for the historic lot. Originally home to Seattle’s first sawmill, the corner lot will now represent the neighborhood’s evolution into one of the country’s premier cultural and art districts, according to the brand. citizenM has commissioned a local artist, RYAN! Feddersen, to create a large mosaic art installation on the new 232-room hotel.
citizenM Washington DC NoMa—opening Q2 2022
Short for North of Massachusetts Avenue, NoMa is quickly rising as one of the most popular neighborhoods in Washington. NoMa is all about modern convenience and connection—adjacent to downtown offices, nightlife and only two miles east of The White House, it’s close to the city’s most famous locations. The brand is joining the neighborhood, with 292 rooms connecting travelers to some of the most famous landmarks in America, making this location citizenM’s second property in Washington, DC (following citizenM Washington DC Capitol, which opened in 2020). The hotel also features artwork on the facade by Brooklyn-based (but originally from DC) Hannah Whitaker. It also has three societyM meeting rooms.
citizenM London Victoria Station—opens Q2 2022
citizenM’s fourth property in London (following citizenM London Bankside, citizenM London Shoreditch and citizenM Tower of London), the hotel is built using the brand’s modular construction method. With 226 guestrooms, citizenM London Victoria is situated close to major London tourist attractions such as Buckingham Palace and Tate Britain.
citizenM Chicago Downtown—opens Q4 2022
citizenM is opening its first property in Chicago with a newly constructed hotel that will be part of Sterling Bay’s mixed-use development, situated between the Riverwalk and Millennium Park. The 280-room hotel sits within the 47-story tower which also includes 289 residential units and 25,000 sq. ft. of retail space. citizenM Chicago Downtown will have an art-filled living room, 24/7 canteenM and three societyM meeting rooms. The hotel facade will feature a commissioned piece by Illinois-born, New York-based Nina Chanel Abney, whose artwork will also appear in the entrance.
Following these six new hotel openings in 2022, 2023 will see the brand adding seven more properties to its portfolio: Rome (the first in the city), Paris (a fifth property), London (a fifth location), Miami (a third property), Boston (the brand’s second in the city), Menlo Park (a benchmark project for Facebook’s campus) and Austin (a first for the brand in the city). Having already doubled its portfolio since 2018, citizenM continues to seek new developments in key and gateway cities across North America and Europe.