In the heart of Adams Morgan, the LINE DC is a game changer for design forward travelers.
Considering the uprising culture of food and design in the District, it is without question that the LINE DC has added another gem worth visiting in our nation’s capital. After their recent success with the LINE LA in Korean town, the Sydell Group, has made its own footprint and aims to add another dimension to the somber mix of hotels that rarely display’s the city’s uprising art and design scene.
Located in Adams Morgan, a neighborhood with a collection of vintage boutiques, all-night diners and unique coffee shops, it is only appropriate that a hotel resembles its neighborhood charm. Redeveloped in 1912, the building first saw life as the First Church of Christ, Scientist, before it was transformed into a 220-room boutique hotel featuring 10,000 square feet of meeting space, 1,600 square feet 24/7 fitness center, a rooftop terrace and an independent radio station.
The Sydell Group, comprised of Andrew Zobler and Ron Burkle, are creators of unique hotels rooted in their location and architecture. New York-based firm INC Architecture & design helped reinvent the property by preserving its custom brass detailing, stone pillars and high vaulted ceilings and infusing tonal lighting and colors, as well as the organic design and emphasizing textures throughout. The hotel’s design encompasses its rich history by repurposing church materials. For instance, the chandelier in the center of the lobby was originally church organ pipes and the mahogany church pews decorating the hallways are now used for public seating. Hymnal signs are also used, posted along the corridors to direct guests around the property.
Each guest room is unique with no two rooms alike. Decorated with antique radios, antique side tables and solid oak writing tables, you experience a sense of place and comfort all in one. Guests are even spoiled with their own micro-library which is curated by the nearby Idle Times Bookstore.
It is also home of three eateries: Brother and Sisters by chef Erik BrunerYang; A Rake’s Progress by James Beard Award-nominated chef Spike Gjerde; The Cup We Race 4 by Spike Gjerde and Corey Polyoka; and the upcoming Spoken English, a Tachinomiya-style neighborhood space serving exclusive sake selections alongside classic and street style dishes from Asia. Each restaurant draws its menu and ingredients from locally-sourced and farm-raised food. All three were touted in the Top 10 most anticipated D.C. restaurants in 2017.
Visitors are welcomed with a delicate balance of eloquence and nostalgic comfort. Nothing but high praise can be awarded for this former Neo-Classical church that embraces its local community to create such a distinctive and artistic atmosphere.
THE LINE DC is the epicenter for all things Spring, from arts & culture programming and dining to seasonal celebrations both international and hyper-local (and – of course – a place to hang your hat).1770 Euclid St N.W. Washington, D.C. 20009