2019 CID Award Winner Spotlight: Columbia Hotel


At Coverings 2019, we honored ten outstanding projects that demonstrated spectacular craftsmanship and creativity in the use of tile & stone. This week we’re putting the spotlight on the Commercial Tile Installation winner.

Commercial Tile Installation Winner

Columbia Hotel
David Allen Company
Washington, DC

This project was a 422,000 square foot 4-star, dual-brand (Marriott Residence Inn and Marriott Courtyard) convention center hotel. The 504-key hotel consists of 357 Courtyard and 147 Residence Inn rooms.

Associated on-site amenities include a fourth-floor terrace, rooftop terrace, a rooftop pool and deck, pool locker rooms, indoor and outdoor recreation space, hardscape and landscape features, fitness center and bicycle storage.

In addition, there are 21,500 square feet of meeting space, a full-service restaurant, and lobby bar located in the hotel.

A civil war era townhouse, dubbed The 911 Building, was moved along a 40- foot skate system and incorporated into the hotel as a high-end board meeting room.

Six other townhouses maintained their historical facades and were incorporated into the design as hospitality suites and restaurants.

Incorporating these older buildings into the new construction recognizes and focuses on the deep cultural and historical significance of the Washington, DC area.

Do you have a recently completed project that features innovative design and installation of tile & stone? Consider entering it to the 2020 CID Awards – the submission portal will open this fall.