The Line DC
Vintage furniture contrasts with contemporary design in the LINE DC in Washington. Image: Adrian Gaut

Old meets new in the LINE DC, Sydell Group’s latest addition to their impressive portfolio of sight-specific hotels, which embrace their surrounding communities and provide a one-of-a-kind experience to all who visit them.  

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The hotel’s exterior is impressive to behold and hints at the historical influences that can be found throughout. Image: James Jackson

Dubbed ‘DC’s hippest hotel’, the LINE DC takes inspiration from its trendy neighbourhood and fuses it with its historic location in a 100-year-old Neoclassical church.

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Crowning the hotel lobby is an impressive chandelier comprising brass organ pipes, reflecting the hotel’s efforts to repurpose much of the church’s original elements. Image: Gary Williams

Enormous copper doors open into an expansive lobby with high vaulted ceilings complete with a custom chandelier comprising brass organ pipes, while original church pews upholstered in midnight velvet are given a new shape and lease of life.

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All of the 220 bedrooms are serene sanctuaries, complete with custom brass bedframes, vintage furniture and commissioned artworks – 90% of which are by female artists. Image: Adrian Gaut

Known for its commitment to producing sight-specific hotels that engage the surrounding community, Sydell Group called on a number of local creatives for this project, including commissioning artists from the area to produce works for the bedroom walls.

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The rooms have the look and feel of townhouse apartments and offer spectacular views of the city Image: Adrian Gaut

Ranging from Double Queen and King to Landmark Studio Suite and Monument Master Suite, the LINE DC boasts 220 rooms in a wing alongside the lobby that was constructed by INC Architecture & Design.

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Included in the multi-purpose lobby is a blue-hued room from which the hotel’s Full Service Radio community podcast and network internet radio station broadcasts live.

Custom brass bedframes are paired with solid oak writing desks and indoor plants, and guests are encouraged to live-stream content from the Full Service Radio community podcast network and internet radio station, which broadcasts live from the hotel.

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There are myriad dining options at the LINE DC, such as the artisanal coffee shop The Cup We All Race 4. Image: Anna Meyer

Six restaurants and bars led by DC food legends cater to your every gastronomic need, while the rooftop acts as the perfect place from which to admire sweeping views that encompass the Washington Monument and the Washington National Cathedral. An added extra: pet dogs and cats stay for free.

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