Washington, D.C.’s The Madison announced the completion of a $20 million facelift.
Opened in February 1963, the 356-room Madison was purchased for $123 million in 2011 by Jamestown, a real estate acquisition and asset management firm based in Atlanta, Ga.
The restoration of The Madison will be complete by April 2012 at an estimated cost of $20 million. Included in the transformation are three Presidential suites, featuring custom made furnishings, kitchenettes, and approx. 2,000 square feet of living space.
Interior designer Dominick Coyne oversaw the current restoration, citing the architecture of Washington, D.C. as the main inspiration. Using tones of gray, brown and taupe in his color palette, the designer was also inspired by octagonal shapes in many of the interior accents, including the carpeting and area lobby rugs. Of special guestroom interest is the use of gray and white toile wall-coverings, replicas of wall furnishings that used to grace The White House.
A unique feature of the hotel is the terraces attached to some of the most guestrooms and suites. These private, covered terraces on the 15th floor of The Madison were retained.
The Federalist Restaurant, adjacent to The Madison, was also designed by Coyne. Influenced by vintage oak wood and a blend of gray, taupe, black, and splashes of red, the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.
Also available is the PostScript Café, designed to mirror the colors and textures in the main. The adjoining Lobby Bar have walls covered by antique prints of historical figures and places, with two oil paintings of President James Madison and his wife Dolley.
The Madison also offers 12,000 square feet of function space. The rooms are equipped with flat-screen plasma TVs, Bose speakers, and ergonomic chairs, among others.