What inspired the Hilton Garden Inn Washington D.C. Downtown's guestroom renovation

Hilton Garden Inn Washington D.C. Downtown unveiled the results of a $7.5-million project encompassing the top-to-bottom renovation of all 300 guestrooms and suites, bathroom upgrades that included the conversion of tubs to showers in all king rooms, as well as a refresh of guestroom corridors. Involved in the renovation was Atlanta-based DesignOne studio, with the redesign bringing elements from the surrounding city inside.

For project designers Stephanie Head and Jessica Casiano of DesignOneStudio, Washington D.C.’s history and architecture acted as strong sources of inspiration. The nearby Lincoln Memorial, for example, guided their choice of color palette, which includes copper tones and muted greens. Further inspiration came from the city’s gridline structure and alphabet-ordered street plan, seen in the clean lines throughout the design. Textiles and finishes that include faux leather, dark woods and tailored textures.

The redesign of the hotel will continue with the expansion of the fitness center, debuting later in 2018.

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Hilton Garden Inn Washington D.C. Downtown is managed by Urgo Hotels & Resorts and owned by Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Brian Reymann is the GM of Hilton Garden Inn Washington D.C. Downtown.

Photo credit: Hilton Garden Inn Washington D.C. Downtown

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