by Sarah JF Braley | March 22, 2018
The 225-room Thompson D.C. will become the first hotel in the Yards, the burgeoning Washington, D.C. neighborhood on the Anacostia River. Slated for a 2020 debut, the property will be within walking distance of Major League Baseball's Nationals Park. It will add fresh luster to the area, a former annex of the Washington Navy Yard that now offers specialty retailers, restaurants and high-end residences.
 
"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, which is developing the property with JW Capital Partners. "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."
 
Many rooms will have views of the river and nearby baseball stadium. For food and beverage, the hotel will feature a ground-level restaurant, a lobby lounge and an expansive rooftop bar with 360-degree views of the district. Other amenities will include a state-of-the-art fitness center and 4,000 square feet of meeting space. 
 
Studios Architecture and interior-design firm Parts and Labor Design are responsible for the look of the hotel, which will take inspiration from the Navy Yard by incorporating industrial patterns and textures found in historic naval structures. Copper, metal, and emerald and ivory tones will be used throughout the interiors and guest rooms.
 
"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," said Deborah Ratner Salzberg, president of Forest City Washington, the developer of the neighborhood. "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 in Washington's premier waterfront community."