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Thompson Washington D.C. REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Thompson Washington D.C. REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Old Jan 9, 20, 3:12 am
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Thompson Washington D.C. REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Officially opened: https://newsroom.hyatt.com/news-rele...295_123929-117

Hyatt Announces the Opening of Thompson Washington D.C.

Thompson Hotels lifestyle brand expands to nation’s capital, in the heart of bustling, emerging Navy Yard neighborhood




CHICAGO (January 8, 2020) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announces the opening of Thompson Washington D.C., the Thompson Hotels brand’s first property in the nation’s capital. Located in the emerging Navy Yard neighborhood, the new hotel features 225 sleek and modern guestrooms and suites, along with restaurant and bar concepts by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, positioning Thompson Washington D.C. to serve as a modern hub for locals and visitors against the backdrop of the city’s dynamic waterfront neighborhood, located less than one mile from Capitol Hill and other major D.C. monuments and museums.

The newly built 11-story property is designed as a sophisticated lifestyle hotel, with architecture by New York-based Studios Architecture and interiors by award-winning firm Parts and Labor Design. The hotel’s deeply textured façade and large industrial-inspired windows are a visual standout that embody the historic industrial language of the neighborhood, The Yards, a 42-acre waterfront development at the center of Capitol Riverfront’s Navy Yard neighborhood. As the first lifestyle hotel in the growing mixed-used development, Thompson Washington D.C. is designed to be a social anchor in The Yards community, joining dozens of specialty retailers, restaurants, high-end residences, and cultural attractions. Situated on D.C.’s scenic riverfront, outdoor parks such as the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail and The Yards Park are all mere steps from the hotel, inviting visitors to walk around and explore.




  • Thompson Washington D.C. Junior Suite




  • Thompson Washington D.C. Bar

“We are proud to introduce the sophisticated and evocative Thompson Washington D.C. to the nation’s capital,” said General Manager Sherry Abedi. “Thompson Hotels is a brand that has always boldly pushed the norms of a traditional hotel experience, and we look forward to super-serving our global visitors, World of Hyatt members, and the Washington, D.C. community with a stylish destination to eat, drink, connect and relax. We have already felt a warm welcome from the neighborhood’s residents and local businesses.”

The hotel’s interiors were inspired by the Thompson brand's signature mid-century modern aesthetic and the area’s notable Navy Yard, incorporating industrial patterns and textures found in the neighborhood’s historic naval structures. The hotel’s 225 guestrooms, including 17 suites, boast floor-to-ceiling windows and breathtaking views of the Anacostia River and Nationals Park. Two expansive Thompson Suites also feature stunning outdoor terraces with views of the Washington Navy Yard. Each guestroom features custom headboards upholstered in a mélange wool boucle from Holland complemented by sherry and plume-colored leather framed in a dark oak. Additional room elements include bathroom vanity tops made of green onyx and Brazilian white avalanche marble, 400-thread-count SFERRA linens, Tivoli radios, 55" flat screen HD TVs, D.S. & Durga custom bath products, and kimono-style robes. The hotel's mini bars are stocked with locally sourced items, including guilt-free snacks and candles from Frčres Branchiaux Candle Co., where 10% of proceeds benefit Washington, D.C.’s homeless shelters.

Among Thompson Washington D.C.’s many standout features is its signature restaurant, Maialino Mare, from famed Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG). The restaurant – a coastal sister to the original Maialino in New York City – focuses on seafood-forward pastas and other seasonally-inspired dishes sourced from local farmers and fishmongers, complemented by a robust Italian wine list and rustic desserts. Maialino Mare’s interior reflects a nod to Italian tradition but is rooted in the local metropolitan, modern setting and community. The Roman-style trattoria is led by executive chef Rose Noel who was most recently executive sous chef at USHG’s Manhatta restaurant. Parts and Labor Design crafted the restaurant, along with the adjacent Thompson Bar Room, which offers cozy bar and booth seating. Diners are invited to stay late and enjoy a menu of curated cocktails, wines, and beer. Maialino Mare will open with dinner beginning at 5:00 p.m. daily; breakfast and lunch will be introduced in the weeks to follow. The Thompson Bar Room will open at 3:00 p.m. daily.

Anchovy Social, the hotel’s rooftop bar, boasts an airy atmosphere accented with nautical elements and sweeping views of the city. Parts and Labor Design sought to create a contrasting but unified experience seen through the dark-to-light palette, allowing the space and its unprecedented 360-degree views of the city and waterfront to become a destination in itself. Inspired by the coastal spirit of sister restaurant Maialino Mare downstairs, Anchovy Social will debut with playful seasonal cocktails such as the Juice Box (vodka, cranberry shrub, Vermouth di Torino, rosemary) and Frozen “Hot” Chocolate (mezcal, fernet, cacao, coconut milk, mole bitters), and a robust wine and beer menu, alongside shareable bites such as Anchovy & Stracchino, Clams Casino, and Porchetta Melt Sliders, as well as Seafood Towers and larger plates. Anchovy Social will open in the weeks to come.

Featuring more than 7,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space, Thompson Washington D.C. is equipped for meetings and events across many occasions. Modern meeting rooms include Eight Bells and All’s Well, and Maialino Mare’s private dining room and wine room can host intimate gatherings. In addition, Anchovy Social’s rooftop bar can be fully commissioned to accommodate 200 people, and it also offers a private events area offering outdoor space and a private bar.

Thompson Hotels is an award-winning boutique lifestyle hospitality brand – part of Hyatt’s global brand portfolio – featuring a collection of stunning, dynamic properties located in urban and resort destinations throughout the U.S. and Mexico

Thompson Washington D.C. is now open with rates from $359 per night. To celebrate the hotel’s debut, Thompson Washington D.C. is offering an Explore the Neighborhood opening package, which includes two tickets to U Street dining tour with Carpe D.C. Food Tours, roundtrip tickets to Georgetown or Old Town Alexandria with Potomac Riverboats, welcome drinks for two at Anchovy Social and overnight accommodation with rates starting at $459. For reservations and more information, please call 202.916.5200 or visit www.thompsonwashingtondc.com. Follow @thompsonwashingtondc on Facebook and Instagram.
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Old Jan 9, 20, 3:14 am
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Press release says 359$ rates, but availability for today shows rates of 190$

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Old Feb 26, 20, 3:20 pm
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Has anyone stayed here yet? Is it better than the Park Hyatt?
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Old Feb 26, 20, 9:40 pm
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I stayed a few weeks back. For me wasn’t conveniently located and didn’t get a sense there was a lot around.

room was excellent and comfortable, great design which if that’s what you’re looking for should rank higher than PH. Toiletries were good and while not Le Labo, I liked. I could see myself making the extra effort to stay here again despite location.

Had some drinks at the bar upstairs that was very limited on choice and broadly not a great choice of wines.

breakfast was a disappointment - pricey and despite barely anyone being there, took so long to come I had leave most as I had to get to a meeting. What I did have was tasty but need to ramp up service which was a surprise given it’s a sister to Maialino.
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Oh, I didn’t even notice the location. I had assumed it would be more central. I’m a sucker for good design, but I’m leaning a bit towards staying with the Park Hyatt on the other counts — especially since my next trip to DC will be for leisure. I should probably give it a try at least once in the future, though.
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Old Feb 28, 20, 12:20 pm
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I also stayed here a couple of weeks ago.

Pros
- Great Room, it had a Balcony (Didn’t use it though, DC wintertime)
- Near the metro
- Tons of dining options nearby

Cons
- They’re going through growing pains right now. The front desk gave me bad info about my globalist perks, multiple times
- Unless your there for a baseball trip or something nearby, it will feel out of the way
- The restaurant has limited food options
- The Upstairs bar was way overpriced, two bottom shelf Don Julios for $50!?

Nice hotel, but Unless I’m there to see the Nats, I’ll stick with the Park or Grand.

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Old Feb 28, 20, 8:22 pm
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Oh, I didn’t even notice the location. I had assumed it would be more central.
Between the Navy Yards and the Wharf (where the HH is), and Capitol Hill not far away, I bet there is enough demand for a nice place in the area. (I live within a mile and there's not too much else around hotel-wise -- the Capitol Skyline is a dump, and the Hampton Inn and the Courtyard/RI are all mediocre.)
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Old Jul 28, 20, 2:32 pm
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I just booked here for Aug 22...I see they have been closed and will just re-open on the 20th. Interesting...I guess there is a chance they won't re-open. Well its ok for me...this would be a "staycation" anyway.

Was just wondering...for those that have stayed - some of the rooms say "ballpark" views. Is the hotel tall enough that you can actually see the field from that side? Or do they just mean you can see the outside of Nats park. Nats will be at home the weekend I am there - although its against the Marlins...so maybe that will be canceled.
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Anyone been here recently? Thinking of a "staycation" for election day weekend.
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Old Oct 3, 20, 11:33 pm
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Anyone been here recently? Thinking of a "staycation" for election day weekend.
Somewhere I read (maybe it was in the Globalist Breakfast thread) that the breakfast is very weak right now -- if you are a Globalist might be something to consider.
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Somewhere I read (maybe it was in the Globalist Breakfast thread) that the breakfast is very weak right now -- if you are a Globalist might be something to consider.
Disappointing!
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Originally Posted by rwm818 View Post
Was just wondering...for those that have stayed - some of the rooms say "ballpark" views. Is the hotel tall enough that you can actually see the field from that side? Or do they just mean you can see the outside of Nats park. Nats will be at home the weekend I am there - although its against the Marlins...so maybe that will be canceled.
I don't believe the hotel is tall enough for you to see into the stadium.
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Somewhere I read (maybe it was in the Globalist Breakfast thread) that the breakfast is very weak right now -- if you are a Globalist might be something to consider.
Well that blows.
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Yeah, I don't think from the rooms - but there is a rooftop bar...maybe from there? I didn't go up there during my stay. If the Nats had been at home that night I probably would have checked it out - but there was no game.
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Delurking to write this from the hotel, finishing up a 1-night Prive stay. The breakfast is very, very disappointing. It's a grab-and-go bag of pastry, fruit and yogurt. I've had better Covid-era breakfasts at a Hyatt Place in NoVa where they had hot breakfast sandwiches available. (Other DC Hyatt Places are offering things like pancakes, if that's your thing.)

It is utterly bonkers that they're attempting to charge a "destination fee" now, too.

The rooftop restaurant, Anchovy Social, is open. Temperature check and contact tracing form required before seating, and the seating is very spread-out. Menu/ordering via mobile app. I had no problem spending the $75 Prive credit all by myself (but, in fairness, I was hungry). The dinner was delicious. The other restaurant, Maialino Mare, is still closed.

All that said, this is a nice new property in a great (new) part of town, adjacent to Navy Yard and the Yards Park. Very convenient to the Navy Yard metro.

My Prive welcome gift was a 1/2 bottle of wine, btw.

I don't regret paying the slight price premium to stay here, but I'm not sure I'll be back any time soon.
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