I randomly came across this webpage for a boutique hotel concept designed by Group Goetz Architects ("GGA") to be located across from the Howard Theatre. If pursued, the boutique hotel -- dubbed "Hotel Florida" -- would be located on the triangular lot across from the Howard Theatre.
Here is GGA's description of the concept:
The 6-story building will consist of 55 hotel rooms, 1st floor retail space and an underground parking garage. Amenities, which include a lobby, administration area, lounge, bar, small conference room, reading room and movie theater, will be organized in a dramatic four-story atrium that will be visible from both T Street and Florida Avenue.Even though the idea of a hotel on the site sounds pretty conceptual at this point, what do you think of the unique design?
The exterior of the building is made of poured-in-place concrete, punctuated with random small openings that allow for selected views of the city from the suites. Overlapping with these openings, a metal screen with a floral pattern covers the entire South façade, further enhancing the aesthetics of the building.
The rooms are compact and laid out along the periphery of the building. Each is simply organized in a rectangular shape that can be divided by a system of curtains. This system provides guests with the option to open and close the room at their convenience; also allowing for several levels of privacy as the curtains cross and overlap. All furniture is made of a single fiberglass molded element that integrates a credenza, table, bed and bathtub.
Size: 46,000 SF
Image from Group Goetz Architects