Kimpton plans multimillon-dollar D.C. hotel reboot

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will close its Hotel Helix in Washington, D.C., Oct. 16 for a multimillion-dollar renovation.

The property will reopen next spring as the Mason & Rook Hotel. The hotel will get an 1,800-square-foot ballroom addition and revamped guestsrooms.

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“Intended to serve as a neighborhood hideaway to in-the-know guests, the hotel will embrace a sophisticated residential design and serve as an exclusive jumping-off point to enjoy the District’s most popular bars, restaurants and boutiques,” Kimpton said in a statement, referring to the 14th Street corridor.

San Francisco-based Kimpton currently has 58 hotels and 78 restaurants in 30 cities.

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Construction of the hotel on the site of the historic Equity Chambers building has commenced and the project is expected to open by Q2 2020.

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