Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the opening of Thompson Washington DC, the Thompson Hotels brand’s first property in the nation’s capital.
Located in the emerging Navy Yard neighbourhood, the new hotel features 225 sleek and modern guestrooms and suites, along with restaurant and bar concepts by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group.
This positions Thompson Washington DC to serve as a modern hub for locals and visitors against the backdrop of the city’s dynamic waterfront neighbourhood, located less than one mile from Capitol Hill and other major DC monuments and museums.
The newly built 11-storey property is designed as a sophisticated lifestyle hotel, with architecture by New York-based Studios Architecture and interiors by award-winning firm Parts and Labor Design.
The hotel’s deeply textured façade and large industrial-inspired windows are a visual standout that embody the historic industrial language of the neighbourhood, the Yards, a 42-acre waterfront development at the centre of Capitol Riverfront’s Navy Yard neighbourhood.
As the first lifestyle hotel in the growing mixed-used development, Thompson Washington DC is designed to be a social anchor in the Yards community, joining dozens of specialty retailers, restaurants, high-end residences, and cultural attractions.
Situated on DC’s scenic riverfront, outdoor parks such as the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail and The Yards Park are all mere steps from the hotel, inviting visitors to walk around and explore.
“We are proud to introduce the sophisticated and evocative Thompson Washington DC to the nation’s capital,” said general manager Sherry Abedi.
“Thompson Hotels is a brand that has always boldly pushed the norms of a traditional hotel experience, and we look forward to super-serving our global visitors, World of Hyatt members, and the Washington, DC community with a stylish destination to eat, drink, connect and relax.
“We have already felt a warm welcome from the neighborhood’s residents and local businesses.”
The hotel’s interiors were inspired by the Thompson brand’s signature mid-century modern aesthetic and the area’s notable Navy Yard, incorporating industrial patterns and textures found in the neighbourhood’s historic naval structures.
The hotel’s 225 guestrooms, including 17 suites, boast floor-to-ceiling windows and breathtaking views of the Anacostia River and Nationals Park.
Two expansive Thompson Suites also feature stunning outdoor terraces with views of the Washington Navy Yard.
Each guestroom features custom headboards upholstered in a mélange wool boucle from Holland complemented by sherry and plume-coloured leather framed in a dark oak.
Additional room elements include bathroom vanity tops made of green onyx and Brazilian white avalanche marble, 400-thread-count SFERRA linens, Tivoli radios, 55″ flat screen HD TVs, DS & Durga custom bath products, and kimono-style robes.
The hotel’s mini-bars are stocked with locally sourced items, including guilt-free snacks and candles from Frères Branchiaux Candle Co., where 10 per cent of proceeds benefit Washington, DC’s homeless shelters.
Among Thompson Washington DC’s many standout features is its signature restaurant, Maialino Mare, from famed Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG).
The restaurant – a coastal sister to the original Maialino in New York City – focuses on seafood-forward pastas and other seasonally-inspired dishes sourced from local farmers and fishmongers, complemented by a robust Italian wine list and rustic desserts.
Maialino Mare’s interior reflects a nod to Italian tradition but is rooted in the local metropolitan, modern setting and community.
The Roman-style trattoria is led by executive chef Rose Noel, who was most recently executive sous chef at USHG’s Manhatta restaurant.
Parts and Labor Design crafted the restaurant, along with the adjacent Thompson Bar Room, which offers cozy bar and booth seating.
Diners are invited to stay late and enjoy a menu of curated cocktails, wines, and beer. Maialino Mare will open with dinner beginning at 5pm daily; breakfast and lunch will be introduced in the weeks to follow.
The Thompson Bar Room will open at 3pm daily.