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Thompson Washington DC hotel subtly draws on city's nautical past


Thompson Washington DC hotel by Parts and Labor

New York studio Parts and Labor Design has taken cues from Washington DC‘s maritime past to create the interiors of a hotel in the city’s Navy Yard neighbourhood.

Thompson Washington DC is an 11-storey hotel by local firm Studios Architecture with interiors by Parts and Labor Design.

Thompson Washington DC hotel by Parts and Labor

Located in the city’s southern Navy Yard neighbourhood, the hotel has 225 guest rooms, an Italian restaurant called Maialino Mare and two rooftop bars.

The design draws upon the hotel’s historic industrial site along the Anacostia River, with interiors that are a soft, warm subtle interpretation of its nautical past.

“The interior acts in contrast as a softer, more gentle response to that same history where you can see craft and construction celebrated in the details and level of customization throughout the hotel,” said Parts and Labor Design.

Thompson Washington DC hotel by Parts and Labor

The studio designed the hotel with contrasting colours and materials, particularly white surfaces and dark woods. A layering of cream, brown and blue defines the aesthetic.

“Combining inspiration drawn from sculptural art forms, repurposed industrial warehouse buildings, the structure of ships, the craft of their construction, the beauty of their hulls and skeletons or exo-structures, the repetition and symmetry worked together to create a rhythm for the project,” the studio added.

Thompson Washington DC hotel by Parts and Labor

Parts and Labor Design custom made the majority of the furniture and lighting in the Thompson Washington DC hotel.

Cream and blue-tone rugs and furniture and sofas in a dusty seafoam colour are used to soften the communal spaces, with accents of yellow and black are interspersed throughout.

Thompson Washington DC hotel by Parts and Labor

Hotel rooms have white walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, soft blue accents, dark wood furniture and hazel oak floors.

“The guest rooms have a slightly colonial feel whilst also quietly referencing ship cabins,” the studio said.

“We have celebrated the idea of a ship’s cabin in the guest rooms. We wanted to create a tranquil place of relaxation that didn’t exclude the importance of work.”

Thompson Washington DC hotel by Parts and Labor

Each suite has a custom, dark-oak headboard upholstered in a wool boucle and leather. Bathrooms have green onyx vanity tops, marble tiled floors, and blue and white tile walls.

“The showers have in-wall mirrors strategically placed to reflect materiality and the textured glass panels create a ripple effect that conjures the movement of water,” the studio added.

Thompson Washington DC hotel by Parts and Labor

The Thompson Washington DC hotel is part of Hyatt’s portfolio and forms part of a 42-acre development called The Yards, which includes restaurants, shops, apartment complexes and coworking spaces.

In addition to this hotel, Parts and Labor Design has also created the interiors for another hotel in the US capital, Eaton, with Gachot Studios, which has an Asian restaurant and coffee shop on its ground floor.

Another hotel that has recently opened in the city is The Line by INC Architecture and Design in the Adams Morgan neighbourhood.

Photography is by Julie Soefer.

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