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Washington D.C. is a hotbed of opposing activity these days but one unifying point of opinion comes in the form of Thompson Hotel’s first property in the capital. Located in the city’s Navy Yard neighbourhood and home to 225 rooms and suites, the hotel is poised to become a hub for congregation set alongside waterfront views.

The 11-floor hotel owes its architectural design to Studios Architecture and pairs a highly textured façade with large industrial windows, that together cut an eye-catching figure in the more industrial surroundings. Part of a larger redevelopment, The Yards, which encompasses high-end residences, cultural attractions, retail and restaurants, Thompson Washington D.C. brings its own sophisticated flair with food and beverage concepts from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group and interiors designed by Parts and Labor Design.

Riffing off the hotel’s unique location and Thompson’s signature mid-century modern aesthetic, guest rooms deftly mix industrial patterns and naval motifs with a clean, minimalist finish. Warm textures such as mélange wool boucle upholstery are mixed with green onyx vanity tops and dark oak wood paneling for a refined yet welcoming atmosphere, while look out onto either the Anacostia River or Nationals Park.

While the accommodations are certainly inviting, what’s bound to be the hit of the hotel is its signature restaurant, Maialino Mare, conceived as the coastal sister to Maialino in New York. Focused on seafood pastas and other dishes seasonally sourced from local farmers and fishmongers, the new outpost delivers a satisfying nod to the Italian tradition while rooted in the city’s local community. Topped off by a complementary rooftop bar, Anchovy Social, which continues the coastal spirit of the restaurant downstairs with sweeping city views, Thompson Washington D.C. has all the fixings to become a cherished city staple.

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Pei-Ru Keh is a former US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru held various titles at Wallpaper* between 2007 and 2023. She reports on design, tech, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru took a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars, actively seeking out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.