Mixed-Use Projects Add The James, JW Marriott

NATIONAL REPORT—A pair of mixed-use developments, both slated to debut in 2020, have selected the hotel components that will add to each project’s offerings.

In Washington, DC, Denihan Hospitality, Trammell Crow Co. and KochSmith Capital have formed a partnership that will bring The James Hotel to the nation’s capital, the fourth location for the brand.

The new-construction property will serve as the hotel component of Armature Works, a mixed-use development that will be breaking ground in the city’s NoMa neighborhood later this year.

Trammell Crow Co. and KochSmith will develop The James Washington D.C. and Denihan will manage the hotel under a long-term contract. The luxury boutique hotel will feature 204 rooms, 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a signature restaurant on the ground floor and a rooftop bar.

The hotel is slated to open during winter 2020 along with the rest of the 780,000-sq.-ft. Armature Works development, which includes a 465-unit apartment building, a 170-unit condominium building, outdoor public spaces and 42,000 sq. ft. of street-level retail.

“Entering the DC market represents an important milestone for our company and The James brand,” said Vera Manoukian, president/COO of Denihan Hospitality.

Campbell Smith, managing director at Trammell Crow Co., added, “The James—a lifestyle boutique hotel with respect for local culture—fits in perfectly with the community we are creating at Armature Works.”

Once completed, the 2.43-acre Armature Works development is expected to serve as a hub of residential and retail life in the NoMa, Union Market, and H St. neighborhoods. The components of the project will be linked by a series of urban open spaces and pocket parks, including a large public plaza that will connect to a future entrance to the NoMa-Galludet University Metro stop.

First JW Marriott Coming to Tampa MUD

Strategic Property Partners LLC will bring Tampa, FL’s, first JW Marriott Hotel & Resort to the city in the Water St. Tampa neighborhood, a multi-phased urban development project, by 2020.

The JW Marriott Tampa will feature 519 rooms and 100,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, including the largest hotel ballroom in Tampa Bay at approximately 30,000 sq. ft,, according to the company.

The 26-story hotel will be proximate the Tampa Convention Center and Amalie Arena, where the National Hockey League’s Tampa Bay Lightning play.

In addition, Strategic Property Partners, which is developing downtown’s $3 billion Water St. Tampa neighborhood, has renovations underway at the adjacent 727-room Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina. Combined, the two hotels will offer 1,246 rooms and 150,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space.

Strategic CEO James Nozar noted, “Not only are we bringing a new luxury hotel to the neighborhood, we are also reinvesting in the Marriott Waterside Tampa to create a one-of-a-kind hospitality experience for everyone to enjoy, with dynamic outdoor amenities seamlessly connected to the Tampa Riverwalk and adjacent marina.”

The Water St. Tampa neighborhood project includes more than nine million sq. ft. of commercial, residential, hospitality, educational, entertainment, cultural and retail space, with the first new buildings breaking ground this year. Named for the historic street on which both hotels are located, the Water St. neighborhood is considered one of the largest coordinated urban mixed-use real-estate developments in the United States.