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Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel Reimagined by Design Atelier

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Washington, DC (December 10, 2012) – The historic 318-room Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel at 14th and K Streets in Northwest Washington, DC has been given a renewed look by nationally acclaimed hospitality interior design firm, Design Atelier. The classic hotel, designed in Beaux Arts style by prominent French architect, Jules Henri de Sibour in 1921, now incorporates modern sophistication while maintaining much of its original structure and rich history.

“We are so pleased to unveil the transformation of our hotel to our guests, said Sholeh K. Kia, the Hamilton’s general manager. “We have enhanced the impeccable service and exceptional comfort, with contemporary amenities to create a more memorable experience for our guests.”

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The original 1920’s Beaux Arts-style arched ceiling was re-discovered when the drop ceiling was removed. Artists were called in to restore gold-gilt paint to the original design, re-creating a dramatic, regal gold and royal blue entrance to the property, evoking the glamor of the 1920’s era. Guests are welcomed by an updated front desk designed in metal studded leather, reminiscent of a roaring twenties travel trunk.

Jules Gabriel Henri de Sibour (1872-1938) other prominent projects included; Embassy of Uzbekistan, the McLachlen Building, the soon-to-be Jefferson Hotel, and the Lee House.

The restored lobby design brings back the “fashionable boarding house” experience, with crisply painted white paneled walls and comfortable furnishings in rich and luxurious eggplant and saffron leather, mohair and velvet. The Hamilton’s popular bar has extended its lounge into the lobby, encouraging guests to rediscover the hotel with multi-functional seating for social and business gatherings.

Guest rooms are the pinnacle of elegance and luxury with neoclassic white paneling juxtaposed against timeless rich toned wool carpet. Dramatic full height upholstered headboards flanked by mirrored antique maps of the city above the nightstands set the tone for the quintessential Washington, D.C. hotel. All furniture is finished in rich deep espresso to honor the tradition of the past, while the sophisticated taupe color palette with touches of tomato and claret provide a serene oasis in the heart of the city.

With an ideal location near many major D.C. landmarks and over 7,000 square feet of meeting space including two ballrooms, 17 premier suites and five meeting rooms, the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel provides the perfect setting for social events or business meetings in the heart of the nation’s capital.

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