In Washington, D.C., the Kimpton Carlyle Hotel Dupont Circle has completed two new updates: a redesigned of the hotel’s Taylor Room (a gathering space for meeting and events of up to 200 guests) and the debut of a custom photographic display by local artist Golie Miamee installed on all guestroom floors.
The Taylor Room’s new design and signature artwork add to the hotel’s Art Deco-inspired vibe as first conceptualized by artist Michele Oka Doner. The changes also give nods to the surrounding Dupont Circle neighborhood.
The room’s new look was developed by the hotel’s owner, Foxhall Partners, who considered feedback from local planners for the renovation. Named after local jazz pianist and composer Billy Taylor, the Taylor Room can accommodate up to 200 guests. It has a green diagonally-painted accent wall. With a loft-like industrial feel, an exposed brick wall showcases Edison-style light fixtures. Similar to the design of the hotel’s in-house restaurant, The Riggsby, the room has black and white prints, as well as two anchor art pieces by mixed-media artist Adrienne Schlow.
The Taylor Room also has three drop-down projection screens, ceiling speakers and a charging station.
In addition to the Taylor Room, the hotel has two other function spaces. Horn, a 400-square-foot executive boardroom named for musician and Washington native Shirley Horn which seats up to 12 guests, and Ellington, named for Duke Ellington, with over 800 square feet, a space fit for meetings or events of up to 70 guests.
The property also added custom works in collaboration with Julie Ratner of Artworx Consultants and local digital artist Golie Miamee. The pieces now line the hotel’s hallways. The photographs showcase local scenes of Dupont Circle as well as the surrounding embassies, nearby historic buildings, The Riggsby and the hotel itself. The collection of photographs melds with the hotel’s Art Deco architectural details and fixtures.