NEW YORK–Trammell Crow Company and MetLife Investment Management today announced the highly-anticipated lifestyle hotel The Morrow Washington DC, Curio Collection by Hilton is set to unveil in NoMa’s 3rd Street District in the fall of 2022. Positioned at the nexus of three of Washington, D.C.’s most dynamic neighborhoods, the hotel’s arrival will enhance NoMa, Union Market and H Street with a new hub for the fast-growing creative community.
The Morrow will feature 203 guestrooms, 16,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, and three food and beverage venues from Michelin-starred Chef Nicholas Stefanelli of well-known local hot spots Masseria, Philotimo and Officina. The Morrow Washington DC will be the preeminent lifestyle hotel in the District for business, group and leisure travel.
“We are incredibly excited to introduce The Morrow Washington DC this fall,” said Bill Webster, director, Hotel Asset Management, MetLife Investment Management. “It is an honor to join the local community in welcoming travelers to experience our new hospitality offering. The Morrow, as its name implies, is about looking to the future and all possibilities that tomorrow brings. We have built the hotel upon this foundation to create an offering that is a source of energy and optimism.”
Designed by Shalom Branes Associates, with rooms by Rottet Studio and common spaces and food and beverage outlets by INC Architecture, The Morrow Washington DC, Curio Collection by Hilton is inspired by the vibrant heritage of the surrounding NoMa neighborhood and infuses its artful spirit throughout the entire property. Located on the last site of Central Armature Works, a 100-year-old electrical manufacturing and repair business, the hotel is deeply rooted in Washington, D.C.’s history while representing a distinctly modern vision.
The design selections create a series of differentiated experiences from light and airy to dark and contemplative, eliciting distinct atmospheres related to how a guest moves throughout the hotel during the day and bringing elements of contrast to the hotel’s various activities, from lounging and working to dining and wellness. An uplifting experience is created upon arrival with a bright and airy lobby space featuring intimate seating areas. Above the lobby, the mezzanine features a state-of-the-art fitness center and expansive meeting space. The second floor features a nearly 3,000-square-foot ballroom with multiple configuration options, an 834-square-foot meeting room, and access to a lushly landscaped outdoor terrace, where a gantry crane-inspired sculpture pays homage to the site’s industrial roots.
A Gastronomic Destination
The hotel’s arrival brings new, sophisticated food and beverage venues operated by Michelin-starred Chef Nicholas Stefanelli to NoMa, including Le Clou, offering a modern take on the traditional French brasserie, Vesper, a moody and intimate cocktail lounge, and Upstairs at The Morrow, a rooftop lounge and bar with breathtaking views of the city. The pinnacle of the area’s bar offerings, Upstairs at The Morrow is wrapped by an expansive outdoor terrace and will bring guests unobstructed views of some of the city’s key sights. Located on the 11th floor, Vesper features live music, inspired cocktails, grand hors d’oeuvres, and caviar service. By day, the space offers a private backdrop for intimate business meetings and afternoon tea. Stefanelli and his team will also be responsible for all events, weddings and meeting spaces.
Stefanelli’s deep roots in the area date back to his upbringing in nearby suburban Maryland, where strong influence from his Greek and Italian culinary heritage began to form his signature style, which he went on to hone in world-class kitchens from Roberto Donna’s Galileo, to Fabio Trabocchi’s Maestro and Fiamma, to Thomas Keller’s French Laundry. Led by Stefanelli, Masseria was earned a RAMW nomination for “New Restaurant of the Year” in 2016. That same year, the restaurant earned a star in D.C.’s first-ever Michelin Guide, an honor it has received every year since. Stefanelli now brings world-class dining to The Morrow Washington DC, offering a new level of taste and culinary experiences to the NoMa neighborhood. Stefanelli’s delectable menus feature a refined blend of European influences within sophisticated, elegant spaces.
The Morrow Washington DC, Curio Collection by Hilton is located at the heart of NoMa’s new 3rd Street District, an energetic area of the city with a reputation for artistic innovation and sustainability, sought after culinary offerings, and rich industrial history. The location offers a vibrant blend of culture and convenience, with walkable access to Union Station and NoMa-Gallaudet U Metro Station, connecting guests to popular destinations in the city and throughout the region.