Trammell Crow Company and MetLife Investment Management to Debut New Lifestyle Hotel in Washington, D.C. Managed by Hersha Hospitality Management
May 31, 2022
Trammell Crow Company and MetLife Investment Management today announced the highly-anticipated lifestyle hotel The Morrow Washington DC, Curio Collection by Hilton is set to unveil in NoMa’s 3rd Street District in the fall of 2022. Positioned at the nexus of three of Washington, D.C.’s most dynamic neighborhoods, the hotel’s arrival will enhance NoMa, Union Market and H Street with a new hub for the fast-growing creative community.
The Morrow will feature 203 guestrooms, 16,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, and three food and beverage venues from Michelin-starred Chef Nicholas Stefanelli of well-known local hot spots Masseria, Philotimo and Officina. The Morrow Washington DC will be the preeminent lifestyle hotel in the District for business, group and leisure travel.
“We are incredibly excited to introduce The Morrow Washington DC this fall,” said Bill Webster, director, Hotel Asset Management, MetLife Investment Management. “It is an honor to join the local community in welcoming travelers to experience our new hospitality offering. The Morrow, as its name implies, is about looking to the future and all possibilities that tomorrow brings. We have built the hotel upon this foundation to create an offering that is a source of energy and optimism.”
Designed by Shalom Baranes Associates, with rooms and event spaces by Rottet Studio and common spaces and food and beverage outlets by INC Architecture, The Morrow Washington DC, Curio Collection by Hilton is inspired by the vibrant heritage of the surrounding NoMa neighborhood and infuses its artful spirit throughout the entire property. 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 design selections create a series of differentiated experiences from light and airy to dark and contemplative, eliciting distinct atmospheres related to how a guest moves throughout the hotel during the day and bringing elements of contrast to the hotel's various activities, from lounging and working to dining and wellness. An uplifting experience is created upon arrival with a bright and airy lobby space featuring intimate seating areas. Above the lobby, the mezzanine features a state-of-the-art fitness center and expansive meeting space. The second floor features a nearly 3,000-square-foot ballroom with multiple configuration options, an 834-square-foot meeting room, and access to a lushly landscaped outdoor terrace, where a gantry crane-inspired sculpture pays homage to the site’s industrial roots.
A Gastronomic Destination
The hotel’s arrival brings new, sophisticated food and beverage venues operated by Michelin-starred Chef Nicholas Stefanelli to NoMa, including Le Clou, offering a modern take on the traditional French brasserie, Vesper, a moody and intimate cocktail lounge, and Upstairs at The Morrow, a rooftop lounge and bar with breathtaking views of the city. The pinnacle of the area’s bar offerings, Upstairs at The Morrow is wrapped by an expansive outdoor terrace and will bring guests unobstructed views of some of the city’s key sights. Located on the 11th floor, Vesper features live music, inspired cocktails, grand hors d'oeuvres, and caviar service. By day, the space offers a private backdrop for intimate business meetings and afternoon tea. Stefanelli and his team will also be responsible for all events, weddings and meeting spaces.
Stefanelli’s deep roots in the area date back to his upbringing in nearby suburban Maryland, where strong influence from his Greek and Italian culinary heritage began to form his signature style, which he went on to hone in world-class kitchens from Roberto Donna’s Galileo, to Fabio Trabocchi’s Maestro and Fiamma, to Thomas Keller’s French Laundry. Led by Stefanelli, Masseria was earned a RAMW nomination for “New Restaurant of the Year” in 2016. That same year, the restaurant earned a star in D.C.’s first-ever Michelin Guide, an honor it has received every year since. Stefanelli now brings world-class dining to The Morrow Washington DC, offering a new level of taste and culinary experiences to the NoMa neighborhood. Stefanelli’s delectable menus feature a refined blend of European influences within sophisticated, elegant spaces.
The Morrow Washington DC, Curio Collection by Hilton is located at the heart of NoMa’s new 3rd Street District, an energetic area of the city with a reputation for artistic innovation and sustainability, sought after culinary offerings, and rich industrial history. The location offers a vibrant blend of culture and convenience, with walkable access to Union Station and NoMa-Gallaudet U Metro Station, connecting guests to popular destinations in the city and throughout the region.
For further details and information, please visit: www.themorrowhotel.com
About The Morrow:
Opening Fall 2022, The Morrow is Washington DC’s most highly anticipated new lifestyle hotel featuring 203-rooms designed by Rottet Studio and public areas by INC Architecture. Located within NoMa’s new 3rd Street District, The Morrow was inspired by the vibrant heritage of the surrounding neighborhood and infused its artful spirit throughout the entire property. In addition to its thoughtfully appointed guestrooms and public spaces, the hotel offers over 16,500 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor meeting space, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and four food & beverage venues from Michelin-starred Chef, Nicholas Stefanelli of Le Clou, including a modern French brasserie, Lobby Bar, Vesper Cocktail Lounge and Upstairs at the Morrow, a rooftop bar offering unparalleled views of the city. Brought to life by HHM, an industry leader in hospitality management, The Morrow is a place where energized guests, dynamic experiences, and engaging staff come together to make the most of each and every day.
For further details and information, please visit: www.themorrowhotel.com
About Curio Collection by /Hilton
Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of more than 115 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts in nearly 30 countries and territories. Curio Collection properties offer guests authentic, curated experiences through distinctly local offerings and elevated amenities, while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors. Experience a positive stay at Curio Collection by Hilton by booking at curiocollection.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Curio Collection by Hilton at newsroom.hilton.com/curio, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
MetLife Investment Management
MetLife Investment Management, the institutional asset management business of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), is a global public fixed income, private capital and real estate investment manager providing tailored investment solutions to institutional investors worldwide. MetLife Investment Management provides public and private pension plans, insurance companies, endowments, funds and other institutional clients with a range of bespoke investment and financing solutions that seek to meet a range of long-term investment objectives and risk-adjusted returns over time. MetLife Investment Management has over 150 years of investment experience and, as of December 31, 2021, had $669.0 billion in total assets under management.
Philadelphia-based HHM is an award-winning hotel management and investment company that operates over 185 full-service and select-service hotels across 30 states and in virtually every major hospitality market from coast to coast. HHM is a leading manager of Marriott and Hilton hotels, while also operating over 30 independent hotels ranging from The Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia to The Joule Hotel in Dallas to The Whitney Hotel in Boston. HHM’s highly experienced operating team is known for being nimble, accountable, and entrepreneurial in how they drive market-leading results for owners including publicly traded companies, private equity firms, and family office investors. Additional information on HHM can be found at hhmhospitality.com.
Independent Collection Hotels & Resorts
Independent Collection® Hotels & Resorts is a collection of 26 independent hotels designed for those who see the world differently. Each one-of-a-kind property celebrates the spirit and local culture of its respective location, engaging curious and discerning travelers looking to discover a destination’s true identity. Independent Collection® Hotels & Resorts celebrate locally inspired design and offer eclectic amenities, personalized service, and insider knowledge to create a meaningful experience for travelers of all ages at every touchpoint.
Trammell Crow Company
Trammell Crow Company (TCC) is a global commercial real estate developer and wholly-owned subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas. Founded in 1948, TCC has developed or acquired nearly 2,900 buildings valued at $75 billion and over 655 million square feet. As of September 30, 2023, TCC had $15.4 billion of projects in process and $14.5 billion in its pipeline. It employs 650 professionals in 28 major cities throughout the United States and Europe. The company serves users of and investors in office, industrial/logistics, healthcare, life sciences and mixed-use projects, as well as multi-family residential through its operating subsidiary High Street Residential. For more information visit www.TrammellCrow.com.