The Line Hotel

A century-old church converted to a high-quality, full-service boutique hotel.

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The Opportunity.

OPX partnered with the owners of First Church of Christ Scientist, Sydell Group for this complex hospitality project that has been transformative to the Adams Morgan community since its opening in January 2018.

The property consists of 42,279 SF of land area bordered by Columbia Road, Euclid Street and Champlain Street. The project included the demolition of multiple lots with existing structures, below-grade garage excavation, and the adaptive reuse and preservation of the century-old church, as well as a seven-story addition connecting the church to guest rooms.

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The Process.

OPX served as the Building Design Architect and the Architect of Record in support of a Planned Unit Development (PUD) for a hotel in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. Our highly responsive and solutions-oriented team coordinated with Sydell and a variety of specialty consultants to successfully navigate complex jurisdictional approvals, integrate our design approach to the guestrooms addition that showcased the historic church as the prime public space, and facilitate the execution of the construction.

The Impact.

Accessed from the front steps on Euclid Street, the hotel features 220 guest rooms with three restaurants, bars, rooftop deck meeting rooms, a ballroom, a 10,000 SF gym, an 8,000 SF spa, clothing boutique, and two levels of underground parking. The church and the addition together operate as a boutique hotel - The Line. This project was at the forefront of an emerging hospitality trend in DC, and as well as across the country, that focuses on high-quality, full-service boutique hotels.

The hotel hosts special events, meetings, culinary events and celebrations. Upon entering, guests and visitors appreciate the vaulted, arching ceilings,restored marble floors and the 20-foot grand entry doors. The main space, with its restored stained-glass windows and restaurants of culinary renown, has become one of Washington’s most cherished public rooms, with column-free spans and higher than 60-foot ceilings.

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