IHG opens first Vignette Collection hotel in the Americas

The Vignette Collection, the newest brand in IHG Hotels & Resorts' growing Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio has debuted in the Americas with the opening of Yours Truly D.C. in Washington, D.C.’s, Dupont Circle.

“We committed to bring Vignette Collection to the American market and this first opening in the nation’s capital sets the stage for growth of Vignette Collection across the Americas," Claire Bennett, global chief customer officer for IHG Hotels & Resorts, said in a statement. "The global success of the brand in just over a year since launch, with four hotels already welcoming guests in cities like Bangkok and Brisbane, speaks to our focus on delivering one-of-a-kind hotels and memorable experiences alongside a commitment to more responsible travel. ... This is an exciting addition to the over 6,000 hotels available within the recently reimagined IHG One Rewards loyalty program, and we look forward to creating unique moments and unexpected connections at Yours Truly DC for our members and guests.”

Designed by Simeone Deary Design Group, the 355-room Yours Truly was inspired by a “bohemian-meets-brutalist” stylistic balance, embracing the building’s architectural bones and evoking a curated home-away-from-home. An open-concept living room has earth tones, velvet armchairs and counches, and the occasional disco ball. The rooms and suites blend modern comfort, intuitive amenities, and warm, colorful styling, while artwork by national and local artists.

Mercy Me, the hotel’s "Sorta South American"-inspired restaurant and bar, was created by Andrew Dana and James Beard-nominated chef Daniela Moreira. Additional hotel amenities include an outpost of Groom Guy, a modern barber shop; a gym; and 15,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces, running the gamut from a studio and ping pong room to an outdoor patio and 3,400 square-foot ballroom.

Yours Truly DC is Vignette Collection’s fourth hotel to open, joining Hotel X Brisbane Fortitude Valley in Australia, Sindhorn Midtown Hotel Bangkok in Thailand and Casa da Companhia in Portugal. Future openings span from El Gran Encomendero in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and The Gwendolyn in Oregon’s wine country to Carlton Al Moaibed Hotel in Saudi Arabia, House of Chinhara in Zimbabwe and RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka in Japan. The brand has 14 hotels in the pipeline, and more than 100 properties globally are anticipated to join over the next 10 years.