The design borrows from the original window patterns, gently embracing the brick facade with vertical and horizontal glass planes. The tower also steps back from the L Street frontage to honor the historic building's center-stage presence at this very busy intersection.
Upon arrival, guests are greeted at the 6th floor with a panoramic view of the outdoor terrace and the city skyline beyond. The terrace is the perfect spot for dining, lounging, and socializing, while the floor below houses the hotel's meeting space.
The 11-story, 170 room hotel boasts a loft-inspired design that seamlessly integrates and celebrates the century-old brick facade of the Marshall Hotel. This feat was achieved through meticulous preservation and restoration efforts that have breathed new life into the historic architecture.
The new tower's contemporary expression is a nod to the progressive Hyatt Place brand, but it remains respectful of the historic architecture. The Project is completed in 2021.
Advantage of Light gauge metal stud bearing wall system
When the project is between 7-15 story, wood structure is not viable and concrete slab with post-tension structure could be too expensive. The light gauge metal studs method is the sweet spots for buildings between 7 to 15 stories. The light-gauge steel construction method by incorporating a shear wall system that allows engineers to build taller without the higher costs of a reinforced concrete building. It works really well when the layout of the space span is not more than 14ft. studio or one bedroom apartment. light-gauge steel design allows the developer to build a few floors higher than a wood-framed building and have greater floor space and ceiling heights. The project is currently designed with a light gauge metal studs system with steel post & beam system at lower levels.
Managing Principal: Roland Ketelsen
Design Principal: Young Kim
Interior Designer: Gettys Interior