Southwest Waterfront Hotels at The Wharf

Southwest Waterfront
Southwest Waterfront
Southwest Waterfront
Southwest Waterfront

The Wharf is a $2 billion, world-class, mixed-use waterfront community in the District of Columbia’s Southwest Waterfront that SmithGroup was a brought on to help design and plan the ambitious project.


Southwest Waterfront Hotels


Washington DC


Architecture, Civil Engineering, Hospitality & Resort, Interiors, Mixed-Use, Urban Design, Urban Planning, Workplace


300,000 SF


International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Michigan Chapter Design Award - Renovation, 2017


One of the most exciting urban waterfront environments in the world, The Wharf features 3.2 million square feet of new residential, office, hotel, retail, cultural, marina, and public uses including waterfront parks, promenades, piers, and docks. Two brand-name hotels anchor the gateway of a three-acre public park. The designs meet the programmatic requirements of each hotel brand, while also complementing the larger context of the master plan.

SmithGroup is an integral and valued member of our design team at The Wharf. They brought incredible talent and expertise to design these world-class hotels and seamless project management to deliver on an aggressive schedule.

Shawn Seaman
AIA, Project Director of The Wharf

The Wharf – Southwest Waterfront

SmithGroup looked to the rich history of the area, drawing cues from both the nautical heritage of the water and the industrial character of the masonry warehouses that once dominated the site. It collaborated with the master plan team and hotel management to refine designs that would speak to the distinct nature of the waterfront locale. The two properties rising from a foundation of parking and street-level retail ensure a lively focus along the water’s edge.