the lobby of the Morrow Hotel with green ribbed-glass panels framing it

Inside an Award-Winning Boutique Hotel in Washington, D.C.

2023 Best of Year Winner for Boutique Hotel

The Morrow Hotel, Washington, a 150,000-square-foot property aims to bring much-needed optimism to D.C., thanks to Interior Design Hall of Famer Lauren Rottet and her team, which handled the guest rooms and meeting spaces, and INC Architecture & Design, which oversaw F&B and public areas. Blending neoclassical, modern, and organic styles, the concept draws on the location—a new development in the formerly industrial NoMa neighborhood—and the passage of time throughout the day. Public spaces transition from light and airy to dark and moody. In the lobby, green ribbed-glass panels frame the lounge and fluted white-oak millwork wraps columns; in the bar, the latter reappears with a deep blue stain, similar to the shade of wainscotting in guest rooms, which also feature watercolor-esque wallcovering. Custom furnishings, pure geometries, and such elemental materials as burnished brass and travertine create a timeless refinement.

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watercolor-esque wallcoverings in a guest room at the Morrow Hotel
a woman stands at the top of the staircase at the Morrow Hotel
the lobby of the Morrow Hotel with green ribbed-glass panels framing it

rottet studio: lauren rottet; david davis; james cull; chris evans; ashley lu; christian hinze; felipe cosio; sophie brasfield; stacy rapa; lori firpo.

inc architecture & design: adam rolston; drew stuart; gabriel benroth; tyler kleck; megan mcging; marissa zane; amy cahill; joselyn dontfraid; billy abramenko.

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