Kimpton Carlyle Hotel Dupont Circle has opened a new Oka Doner Suite, designed exclusively by (and dedicated to) Michele Oka Doner. The oversized hotel suite combines Doner’s natural influences with the residential elements of the Art Deco neighborhood landmark.
The 900-square-foot, three-room suite is accessed through a private hallway. The suite has a streamlined geometric design, a neutral color palette, corner Art Deco windows with views of the Washington Monument and D.C. skyline. Its design elements include a grey carpet that echoes patterns of Doner’s signature works to workspaces.
Doner incorporated fixtures with organic shapes throughout the suite. Both the living area and two bedrooms have custom-designed furnishings, including a reading chair, oversized round coffee table and grey sectional chaise lounge in the main space, and a king-sized bed and royal blue sofa in each of the guestrooms.
Signature artwork by Doner is displayed throughout the suite, including a piece titled “Cosmic I & II,” which presents celestial forms "exploding with energy and shimmering in gold."
Doner was the sole design force behind the recent renovation and redesign of Kimpton Carlyle Hotel Dupont Circle, her first hotel project, drawing upon her own Art Deco design experience in Miami Beach to restore the building to its original form. Kimpton Carlyle Hotel Dupont Circle, originally established as an apartment building in 1941, has a decidedly residential feel.