Eaton Hotel

Washington, DC

The high-profile Eaton Hotel renovation project required extensive efforts to rebrand the existing hotel space and bring a new product to the Washington, DC market. The design for this flagship hotel for the Eaton brand evolved over years of planning and set a design standard for future Eaton Hotels across the world. Eaton’s long-term goal is to create a shift in the traditional hotel model and create a space for people invested in progressive social change, and to do it with style. The client’s goal was to create an open and welcoming appeal to all guests and staff. The space serves as a hybrid concept that spans a hotel, co-working space, cultural hub, and wellness center. Set to achieve LEED Gold certification, all aspects of the project were carefully planned to save resources, from water use and re-use to energy use and reduction, aligning closely with the founder’s commitment to social change. 

The HITT team completed a full demolition down to the structure and followed with structural modifications, heavy MEP upgrades, and a complete fit-out package. The repositioning of the rooftop pool area to a new bar / patio area for guests includes an award-winning, one-of-a-kind mosaic artwork piece, hand-selected by the client and design team. High-end finish packages in the public spaces included millwork, glass, stone, terrazzo, reclaimed flooring, and custom tile. Our team fully rebuilt 209 guestrooms to include high-end finishes and fixtures. In addition to the public space and guestrooms, our team renovated two full-service kitchens, three full bars, two cafés, eight meeting rooms, a spa and wellness center, the rooftop amenity terrace, and installed custom art throughout the space.

The hotel was designed to disrupt the typical assumption that a hotel is merely a place to sleep at when away from home. The hotel, with all of its detailed amenities, serves as a place for locals and tourists alike to relax or work at their leisure in a space that inspires creativity and collaborative thinking. The co-working space is for more than just businesses—there are spaces designed specifically for local artists to house their small studios. Allowing creatives to work in the space further exemplifies the need for cross-pollination among industries: from hospitality, to fine arts, to companies hosting conferences in the space.

Project Highlights
  • ENR MidAtlantic | Best Residential Hospitality Project, 2019
  • WBC | Craftmanship Award for Ceramic Tile & Terrazzo, 2019
  • AHEAD | America Spa and Wellness Design Award, 2019