Sonesta opens a new Capitol Hill hotel

Sonesta International Hotels opens the Royal Sonesta Washington, D.C. Capitol Hill, the newest addition to The Royal Sonesta portfolio. It is the first new luxury hotel to open on Capitol Hill since 1984, according to Sonesta.

“Capitol Hill is the heartbeat of our city, and the neighborhood has inspired us to create a singular D.C. destination,” said Meade Atkeson, area GM of the brand’s regional portfolio which also includes The Royal Sonesta Washington, D.C. Dupont Circle and The Royal Sonesta Harbor Court, Baltimore. “The hotel has a clean modern design and combines localized individuality with impeccable service, qualities for which the Royal Sonesta brand is known.”

The Royal Sonesta Washington, D.C. Capitol Hill has a dramatic, light-filled 10-story atrium and art installations that reference the hotel’s surroundings, including portraits of Supreme Court Justices, news clippings and political motifs. The hotel’s 274 guestrooms, some of the largest in the city with an average room size of 480 square feet, are appointed with rich tones and natural elements. Extensive guest amenities include a large fitness center and private yoga studio, filtered water stations, EV charging stations and a pet-friendly experience.  

This hotel also has the multi-purpose Sonesta Work Suite, an experiential meeting space concept that provides a multi-zone and tech-enabled meeting experience, as well as a 3,100-square-foot ballroom and 2,400-square-foot conference center, both located on the penthouse level with private terraces and panoramic city views overlooking several national monuments. 

KNEAD Hospitality + Design will provide food and beverage services in the new 200-seat French restaurant Bistro Du Jour on the hotel’s main level with a stylish bar and lounge and outdoor café serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and happy hour.