Whitespace Interiors re-envisions Washington Marriott Georgetown’s new Greatroom lobby

Washington Marriott Georgetown, situated at 1221 22nd Street at M Street, NW, near Washington, DC’s historic Georgetown, unveiled its new Greatroom lobby. The reimagined Greatroom is part of Marriott Hotels’ brand initiative to transform lobbies from a formal living room into a local destination where people spend time by themselves or with friends or colleagues, to relax, socialize or get work done.

The renovation was an investment by the hotel’s owners, Highgate Holdings.

Whitespace Interiors of Chicago, Ill., re-envisioned the lobby to capture the essence of Georgetown’s historic character. The furnishings complement this new aesthetic with tailored forms that are rooted in tradition. Custom hand-woven area rugs that depict the streets and cobblestones of old Georgetown line the floor as a reminder of the hotel’s location. According to Heather O’Sullivan, principal at Whitespace Interiors, the design delivers a balance between functional and visual qualities, using warm, timeless materials.


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Washington Marriott Georgetown’s Greatroom has a new “5/10/20” menu designed by executive chef Lauren Uthenwoldt, which consists of locally sourced offerings. In addition, the Greatroom has a reception area designed to make it easier for guests and hotel staff to interact. With free Wi-Fi and power outlets throughout, guests and locals can boot up and work on their laptops or tablets.

Washington Marriott Georgetown also features new Marriott Hotels brand technology, designed for guests who embrace the mobile lifestyle for work as well as leisure. Apps include: Red Coat Direct, an app that lets meeting organizers adjust and edit their meeting requests and preferences; and mobile check-in and check-out.

Marriott Hotels now has 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 60 countries around the world.

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