CBT, a Boston-based multi-disciplinary interior, architecture and urban design firm specializing in luxury hospitality design, interior architecture and urban design, was hired to re-imagine the property’s design.
Starting with the guestrooms, the redesign uses a color palette with accents of blues, browns and beige. Whimsical touches with contemporary references to American history abound, reflected not only in the parchment and ink graphic wallpaper depicting George Washington's handwritten inaugural address and custom accent pillows based on his uniform, but also in the bathrooms, which now have custom artwork of Washington’s Mount Vernon residence and polished chrome candelabra wall sconces reminiscent of the era.
For business travelers, additional features include the new desks, which are a modern take on old-world style writing desks with antiqued oak surfaces that provide room to spread out. New ergonomic Eames-inspired chairs and polished chrome reading lamp round out the room’s workspace. The George also added new pull-out sofa beds to several queen and king guest rooms, providing travelers a sitting area, as well as providing an additional bed for those visiting the Nation’s Capital.
The hotel’s premier guestroom, The Presidential Suite, also received updates. These include new furniture and an accent rug illustrating Washington’s inaugural address in the separate sitting area, custom impressionist-style portraits of George and Martha Washington, an interpretation of traditional four-poster king bed with a gold tufted headboard and a new free-standing soaking tub and marble shower with dual curved black marble vanities.
The George, a Kimpton Hotel is located at 15 E Street, N.W., in Washington, D.C.