Washington, DC (November 3, 2014) – The Embassy Row Hotel, by A Destination Hotel, launches an extensive $15 million renovation. The second part of the renovation will transform the iconic hotel, including all eleven floors and 231 guest rooms.
The property-wide renovation features a complete revamp of the guest rooms, 6,250 square feet of new event space, fitness and recreation studio, and new eclectic public space which includes a social lobby, a marketplace with a coffee shop feel and a 24-hour grab-n-go, and a restaurant, overlooking Embassy Row.
HVS Design is overseeing the interior design which blends the cosmopolitan flair of its diplomatic neighbors and charming overtones of Dupont Circle to provide a warm service-centric local atmosphere. Guests will notice elements of its Washington, D.C. origin weaved throughout the hotel, restyled in a whimsical modern design.
Phase two of the renovation commences after the hotel launched the only outdoor rooftop terrace and bar in Dupont Circle earlier this summer. The Rooftop established itself as an urban oasis in the neighborhood with astonishing views of the city, including a picturesque view of the Washington Monument.
The original hotel was built in 1970 by the multi-millionaire Dr. Cyrus Katzen and has illustrious history. The hotel has hosted other notable figures from Hilary Clinton to President Obama, and is featured in the plot of many best-sellers such as Delta Force in which the writer meets at the hotel’s original restaurant, Le Consulat, one of the best D.C. restaurants when it opened.
A seasonally-timed renovation for phase two will allow the hotel to remain open during the renovations, which are expected to be complete in March 2015. The hotel will slowly relinquish new offerings and amenities to guests during the 18-week span. For regular updates, please visit www.embassyrowhotel.com.