We’ve documented the national trend of converting excess office and hotel buildings to residential use many times here in REVITALIZATION. In some recent cases, they are being converted during construction, due to the COVID crisis. The conversion trend includes historic properties as well.
On September 9, 2021, it was announced that Maplewood Senior Living and Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. plans to expand the Inspīr brand to the Washington DC market with their acquisition of the historic Fairfax Embassy Row hotel, built in 1927.
The historic hotel will be transformed and re-envisioned into Inspīr Embassy Row, an ultra-luxury senior living community that combines the best of residential, hospitality, and healthcare.
Marketing material says that living in an Inspīr building “is akin to staying at a luxurious hotel replete with award-winning chefs, spa-style wellness and A-list cultural events”.
Inspῑr Embassy Row will be the second location under Maplewood’s Inspīr brand, and the first Washington, DC property in the company’s portfolio.
“We have taken careful consideration to identify locations where we can truly offer exceptional resident experiences that are reflective of the history, culture and vibrancy of the cities that surround them,” said Gregory D. Smith, President & CEO of Inspīr, a Maplewood Senior Living brand.
“After opening our debut location in New York City, we explored other markets domestically and internationally where there was a void we could fill. Inspīr Embassy Row is an ideal property to add to our portfolio and will continue to fulfill our vision to create urban senior living on a luxury level, featuring bold spaces, exceptional care, intelligent technology, and immersive experiences,” he added.
Rising eight stories in one of Washington D.C.’s most sought after neighborhoods, the 173,932-square-foot senior living residence will feature 174 luxurious private apartments, a variety of unique and beautifully designed amenity spaces and offer assisted living and memory care focused on an independent lifestyle.
The property is located in the cultural heart of DC – less than two blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro, and minutes away from the White House, Pennsylvania Avenue, the Smithsonian Museum, the Philip Collection, and the Anderson House.
Other DC sites and museums also nearby include the National Mall, Vietnam Memorial, Washington Monument, Connecticut Avenue’s world-famous shopping, the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts, and much more.
Maplewood Senior Living is known for its upscale senior living residences offering a broad range of premier services and amenities, including independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing and rehabilitation.
The Washington DC property marks the second location under the Inspīr brand. Developed to offer a luxurious senior living option within major metropolitan cities and other destination locations, Inspīr claims to bring together the best in luxury accommodations, exceptional hospitality, cutting-edge technology, whole-person wellness and world-class care.
Inspīr Embassy Row intends to deliver next-generation senior living on a luxury level, offering its well-to-do residents a “transformative, one-of-a-kind experience”.
Featured photo courtesy of AgnosticPreachersKid via Wikipedia. Unless otherwise credited, all other photos courtesy of the Fairfax Embassy Row.