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WASHINGTON, DC-George Washington University has offered to buy One Washington Circle Hotel from Starwood Hotels & Resorts. The amount was undisclosed.

The New York-based hotel operator is currently deciding what to do with the 149-room hotel, which it acquired in 1997. Starwood operates the Sheraton, Four Points, Westin, Luxury Collection, St. Regis and W brand hotels.

The university said it wants the hotel as an investment, and has no plans to convert it to student housing. Last year, it acquired a former Howard Johnson hotel, once used as a lookout for the Watergate burglary, and converted it into a freshman dormitory.

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