OPX was hired by the Sydell Group, LLC to serve as the Design Architect and the Architect of Record in support of a Planned Unit Development (PUD) for a hotel in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. The property consists of 42,279 SF of land area bordered by Columbia Road, Euclid Street and Champlain Street.
The hotel features 220 guest rooms with three restaurants, bars, rooftop deck meeting rooms, a ballroom, a 10,000 SF gym, and an 8,000 SF spa and clothing boutique.
The highlights of the project are the restoration and preservation of the century-old First Church of Christ Scientist and the construction of a seven-story addition connecting to the church for guest rooms. The church and the addition together will operate as a high-quality, full-service boutique hotel.
Accessed from the front steps on Euclid Street, the church building will host special events, meetings, culinary events and celebrations. Upon entering, guests and visitors will appreciate the vaulted, arching ceilings, restored marble floors and the 20-foot doors. The main space, with its to-be-restored stained-glass windows streaming light throughout the day, will again become one of Washington’s most cherished public rooms, with column-free spans and higher than 60-foot ceilings.