The Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square underwent a refurbishment that saw every detail of the interior design matched to create an Art Deco atmosphere with shades of black and white captured with touches of green in a style of Paris in the 1920s.
Designed by the CBT Boston design team, the property is now said to blend design elements from the two metropolises of Paris and Washington D.C. The hotel also pays homage to two fashion figures, Jacqueline Kennedy and Marie Antoinette.
Upon entering the lobby, there is a baroque style bench seat that recalls both the Château de Versailles’ green gardens and the White House’s Green Room.
All 237 rooms were refurbished and now have a setting inspired by both capitals, while the Prestige Suites has a chaise lounge reminiscent of the White House’s Blue Room, as well as a blue duvet cover inspired by the “French Blue,” or “Blue Diamond of the French Crown,” the largest diamond of this color ever found, and which belonged to Marie Antoinette.
Former US First Lady Kennedy also inspired the interior design, with her quotations scribed on the walls. Her sense of vintage fashion can also be seen in the corridors, lifts and library.