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A 238-Room “Lifestyle Hotel” Proposed for Chinatown

by Nena Perry-Brown

Proposed hotel, from 5th and H. Click to enlarge.

The Chinatown/Mount Vernon Triangle hotel scene continues to grow.

FILLAT+ Architecture is seeking Historic Preservation Office review of a concept to retrofit the six commercial rowhouses from 507-517 H Street NW (map) into an 11-story, 238-room "lifestyle hotel". The Washington Business Journal reports that the developer is contract purchaser Acumen Cos.

Proposed hotel, from H Street. Click to enlarge.
Existing 500 block of H Street. Click to enlarge.

Plans identify the hotel as Hyatt's new "Caption" concept. The hotel will include a 2,765 square-foot ground floor "Social Space" bar/lounge, a 2,765 square-foot "Caption Jazz Club" on the lower level, and a 15-foot penthouse with rooftop bar with terrace.

Proposed hotel, from east. Click to enlarge.

The 19th-century townhouses at the addresses will be restored to their original appearance, removing a bay window added in the 20th century which contains a cooktop. Signage affixed to the façade of the rowhouses will include writing in Mandarin.

Additional renderings are below.

Proposed hotel entrances on H Street. Click to enlarge.
Proposed hotel, looking east. Click to enlarge.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/a-238-room-lifestyle-hotel-proposed-for-chinatown/16285

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