The Embassy Row Hotel, a Destination Hotel launched a $15-million renovation that will transform the hotel, including all 11 floors and 231 guestrooms. Renovations coincide with rebranding and repositioning of the hotel.
The property-wide renovation includes a revamp of the guestrooms, 6,250 square feet of new event space, fitness and recreation studio and new public space that includes a social lobby, a marketplace, a 24-hour grab-n-go and a restaurant overlooking Embassy Row. To attract a younger demographic, the space transitions from a coffee shop to a dining and drinking space, complete with communal tables and nook-style seating.
HVS Design is overseeing the interior design that is said to blend the cosmopolitan flair of its diplomatic neighbors and overtones of Dupont Circle. When completed, guests will notice elements of its Washington, D.C. origin weaved throughout the hotel, restyled in a modern design.
Phase two of the renovation commences after the hotel launched the only outdoor rooftop terrace and bar in Dupont Circle earlier this summer. The Rooftop offers views of the city, including a view of the Washington Monument.
The original hotel was built in 1970 by Dr. Cyrus Katzen.
The property will remain open during the renovations, which are expected to be completed in March 2015. The hotel will slowly relinquish new offerings and amenities to guests during the 18-week span.
ALL PHOTOS FROM THE EMBASSY ROW HOTEL, A DESTINATION HOTEL