New York-based interior designer Tony Chi returned to Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. to make design enhancements to the hotel’s guestrooms and lobby. Chi last completed a full redesign of the entire hotel in 2006.
The new update covers 216 guestrooms, which include deluxe king and deluxe double rooms, as well as junior suites. According to Chi, the concept for Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. was to bring together modernism with classic American style.
Inspired by D.C.’s spring colors, the hotel’s new guestroom design has woods, gold accents, and custom glasswork by photographic glass artist Amanda Weil. The color palette includes denim blue, cracked caramel and blue-grey hues. The new design also includes 100 percent natural vegetable fiber (grass cloth) wall coverings, custom-designed plaid wool rugs and walnut wood platform beds with leather headboards and reading lights.
Custom-designed daybeds, complete with walnut wood platform bases, upholstered benches, and leather-wrapped arms and back can be found in deluxe rooms and junior suites. The deluxe rooms have social tables with inlaid cherry blossom glass art by Weil. The junior suites also have new walnut wood flooring and cherry blossom glass-topped desks, also by Weil. Room accents in the junior suites include antique gameboards and a selection of hardcover books highlighting American crafts and heritage.
Deluxe rooms have spa-inspired, basalt-tiled bathrooms. King bathrooms have a walk-in rainfall shower, and the double bathrooms have bathtubs. Junior Suites, measuring 544 square feet, also have spa-inspired bathrooms with limestone-tiled rain showers and soaking tubs.
This spring-inspired concept is also apparent in the Michelin-starred restaurant Blue Duck Tavern. The restaurant will soon introduce the “Seasonal Garden Table,” an outdoor communal chef’s table, and a rooftop garden.
Jon Benson is the general manager of Park Hyatt Washington, D.C.