Marriott Courtyard U.S. Capitol
Located in the up-and-coming NoMA neighborhood, the 160,000 square-foot Marriott Courtyard U.S. Capitol provides 218 rooms adjacent to a Metro station. The hotel incorporates state-of-the-art amenities and design, including an interactive Go Board.
The Marriott Courtyard U.S. Capitol is a cast-in-place concrete structure with eight floors above grade, one-story of below-grade parking, street-level retail, and an exterior glass elevator that connects to a pedestrian overpass to the New York Avenue Metro Station. The hotel’s exterior façade is a blend of precast concrete, metal panels, Granitex, and a horizontal window system. The hotel is bound by an office building on one side and Metrorail tracks on another, just 13 feet away at certain points. To minimize the noise and effects of nearby traffic, the hotel’s exterior walls were built with multiple layers of drywall, insulation, and acoustically-rated insulated glass units.
During construction, the client requested to transform the hotel's traditional restaurant and lounge into a bistro, market, and functional lounge with a boarding pass station and interactive Go Board. Clark accommodated the request, converting the area into a contemporary and welcoming space with modified millwork, clean lines, and high-tech amenities.