Project DescriptionThe design of the Courtyard Navy Yard, consists of a highly customized version of the Marriott Courtyard brand, in response to the surrounding urban feel of the site. Similar to adjacent surrounding buildings the project employs a facade system that animates the building, offering varying layers of color and shadow effects throughout the day. The facility consists of a 5-story, 172 room hotel, with enhanced ground floor dining and bar/lounge facility responding to the anticipated interest from the expanding business community of the Navy Yard.
The guest rooms offer a sleek, modern take on the layout and finishes of the Marriott standards with updated bathroom finishes and an alternate design for the standard desk and entertainment unit. Rapidly renewable bamboo flooring is highlighted in the lobby floors, walls and select ceiling areas. The project incorporated a diverse palette of materials and finishes, each meeting Marriott standards requirements for pre- and post-consumer recycled content. The building façade is comprised of a mix of undulating aluminium rain screen panels and porcelain wall tile, each containing recycled content. Even the elevator lobby of the guest room floors was upgraded and enlarged to frame views of the nearby football stadium and the city beyond.
To create a sense of place and provide an inviting public presence, the building is pulled back from the corner to create a public terrace overlooking a park across the street.