Architecture | Hospitality and Residential | Marriott |

Marriott D.C.

Washington D.C. | 2017

Renovation and retrofit of a historic hotel in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington D.C.

What It Was

Located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington D.C. and purchased by Captstone Development, this historic hotel is connected to the Washington Convention Center and includes 1,175 guest rooms and over 100,000 square feet of meeting and function space. The development combined new construction with the adaptive reuse of an existing office building listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

What We Did

To capture the essence of historic Georgetown, we worked with local Interior Design firm, White Space, to reimagine the hotel’s lighting strategy as part of the building’s renovation. After conducting an inspection of the existing lighting conditions and controls, it quickly became clear that the lighting system and luminaires were completely outdated and in need of replacement. We designed all new lighting for the hotel including down lights, controls, and decorative fixtures. With an eye towards sustainability, we used cove lighting to increase flexibility and decrease energy load, as well as daylight sensors.

Why It Worked

The reimagined Marriot D.C. hotel is part of the company’s larger brand initiative to transform their hotels into local destinations. Working on a fast track schedule, the lighting strategy was completed on budget and enhances the warm and timeless design of the hotel. The lighting solution creates a balance between function and aesthetics, making the Marriot D.C. a place where Georgetown locals or guests are able to relax, socialize, or work.