A new Thompson Hotels project is underway in Washington, D.C. The 225-room Thompson D.C. will be the first hotel development in The Yards—the city’s earliest industrial neighborhood—and will boast locally-inspired design, and a variety of signature amenities for travelers and locals alike.
Situated on D.C.’s scenic riverfront, within walking distance from Nationals Park, The Yards is quickly transforming into a vibrant modern hub reflective of the area’s rich, maritime past.
The hotel, slated to open in early 2020, will be an anchor in this growing mixed-used community, joining dozens of specialty retailers, restaurants and high-end residences.
Developed by real estate investment group JW Capital Partners and private equity investment group Geolo Capital, the property will boast signature food and beverage establishments, including a ground-level restaurant, lobby lounge and an expansive rooftop bar with 360-degree views of the city. Other amenities include a fitness center and 4,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
“We couldn't be more thrilled to bring Thompson Hotels’ brand of luxury lifestyle hotels to The Yards in Washington, D.C.," said John Pritzker, founding partner and director of Geolo Capital. "The historic nature of the Navy Yard, combined with Forest City’s vision for and investment in the neighborhood, makes this one of the most dynamic hospitality opportunities in America."
Thompson D.C.’s guest rooms will include 38 suites, many with views of the Anacostia River and nearby Nationals Park. The hotel will draw inspiration from the Navy Yard, incorporating industrial patterns and textures found in historic naval structures.
Copper, metal, and emerald and ivory tones will be implemented throughout the building’s intricate interiors and guest rooms, with dark iron bricks, metal panels and a dark grey facade defining the exterior.
"We are thrilled to welcome Thompson Hotels into The Yards community as we continue to transform the neighborhood with new venues for visitors and residents to enjoy," added Deborah Ratner Salzberg, president of Forest City Washington, the developer of The Yards. "We know guests of the four-star, luxury hotel will love the close proximity to Nationals Park and the water, the city's best curated collection of restaurants and our unique mix of homegrown retail. With this new addition, people can now dine, shop, live, play and stay like a local."