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The Morrow Hotel Opens in D.C.

The Morrow Washington Dc, Curio Collection By Hilton

The newly constructed The Morrow Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, officially opens its doors on Nov. 29, 2022.

The hotel acts as an anchor tenant for the neighborhood, bringing artfully designed accommodations, dining by Michelin-starred Chef Nicholas Stefanelli, nearly 12,000 square feet of meetings and events space and unparalleled service to the heart of NoMa, one of the city’s fastest-growing creative districts.

Brought to life by Trammell Crow Company and MetLife Investment Management, the opening marks a new era for NoMa’s burgeoning 3rd Street District, an exciting hub of culture, culinary delights, and destination-driven experiences and offerings for locals and guests alike. Rising 12 stories above the neighborhood’s tree-lined, walkable neighborhood streets boasting buzzy shops and storefronts, such as Red Bear Brewing Co., REI, and CycleBar, the newly constructed hotel becomes a crossroads of socialization in an energetic area of the city that is known for its rich industrial history and artistic innovation.

“We are delighted to welcome The Morrow to Curio Collection by Hilton, a global portfolio of one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts handpicked for their distinct character,” said Jenna Hackett, global brand head, Curio Collection by Hilton.

“The Morrow, with its multiple food and beverage outlets and high-end design, is a perfect addition to Curio Collection in one of Washington, D.C. 's fastest-growing creative districts, and truly reflects the brand’s commitment to delivering authentic, curated experiences through local offerings and elevated amenities.”

The Morrow Hotel, part of the new 3rd Street District development, is ideally situated at the nexus of NoMa, Union Market and H Street, with easy access to the NoMa-Gallaudet U Metro and Union Station. The hotel serves as a central gathering spot in this energetic neighborhood that embodies the spirit of an urban village with a dynamic mix of hotel, residential, food and beverage, and retail destinations along pedestrian-friendly streets lined with spaces for outdoor gatherings. The hotel’s architecture responds to the urban conditions with an open and accessible site that draws energy from the active street life, integrating guests and community through its indoor and outdoor spaces.

The hotel’s arrival brings four new food and beverage venues by Michelin-starred Executive Chef Nicholas Stefanelli. Renowned for D.C. hot spots Masseria, Philotimo and Officina, Stefanelli is influenced by his local roots in conjunction with his Greek and Italian culinary heritage. 

“As both a chef and a lover of travel, I’m truly inspired to embark on a new professional journey into the world of hotels, with a fantastic group of partners. I wanted to do a hotel project for quite some time, and after my initial meetings with The Morrow Hotel team, it became clear that our approach towards hospitality and creativity was aligned—and that we could have a really fun time creating something for both locals and visitors” said Chef Stefanelli, Executive Chef, The Morrow.

“With Le Clou, Upstairs at The Morrow and soon Vesper, we hope to add our touch to an already buzzing and dynamic neighborhood."

Stefanelli imbues each space and menu with an undeniable sophistication reflective of the capital’s renowned restaurant culture by creating delectable menus that feature a refined blend of European influences within refined, elegant spaces. The Morrow Hotel’s destination-worthy dining includes:

Le Clou, a full-service restaurant providing a modern take on the traditional French brasserie. Showcasing inventive French fare through the lens of Stefanelli, the space features a wrap-around marble bar, striking chandeliers, and gilded finishes, offering D.C. locals and visitors fine-dining at its best. 

The Lobby Lounge, a chic communal gathering place serving light refreshments and cocktails against an airy backdrop of white oak columns, travertine flooring and plush furniture. An extension of Le Clou, the Lobby Lounge offers artisanal coffee, fresh juices and elixirs by day and hand-crafted cocktails and a champagne trolley by night. 

Vesper, opening February 2023, a sophisticated and intimate cocktail lounge featuring craft cocktails and live music in an upscale setting on the 11th floor. Serving inspired cocktail creations alongside grand hors d'oeuvres and caviar service, Vesper serves as the backdrop to intimate business meetings, afternoon tea and lively celebrations from evening to night.  

Upstairs at The Morrow, opening March 2023, the hotel’s rooftop bar and the crown jewel of experiential venues in the NoMa neighborhood will offer cocktails, wine, light fare and nightly DJ sets in a space wrapped by an expansive outdoor terrace, Upstairs at The Morrow brings guests unobstructed views of some of the city’s key sights in a setting pulsing with energy. 

ROOMS & DESIGN

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 hotel exterior is designed by Shalom Baranes Associates, with the lobby and multiple restaurants designed by INC Architecture & Design, and the guest rooms, function spaces and a fitness center designed by Rottet Studio.

The Morrow Hotel features 203 sophisticated rooms and suites that combine modern comfort, elevated elegance, and thoughtful amenities for a curated guest experience. Calming color palettes come together with luxurious details such as Italian linens and Le Labo bath and body products to provide welcome respite.

MEETINGS & EVENTS

With 11,400 square feet of endlessly customizable space, and convenient positioning at the nexus of NoMa, Union Market and H Street, The Morrow Hotel is an ideal destination for meetings and events of any size. Featuring a 4,900-square-foot outdoor veranda, a 2,400-square-foot ballroom with multiple configuration options, a private level lounge and an open rooftop bar and terrace perfect for meetings, social affairs, ceremonies, and any other special occasions. All food and beverage offerings will be from ChefStefanelli.

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