This past Sunday evening brought me to Kimpton’s pet-friendly Hotel Palomar. This 335 room hotel has been open since 2006 and serves as a bridge between Georgetown and Dupont Circle. Various artwork, from the introspective glass faces by artist Michael Janis and interesting paintings, are placed with high insight by Beverly Hills-based Cheryl Rowley Design. In the evening, get cozy near the lobby’s centerpiece, a see-through fireplace outlined in French Rouge Du Roi crimson marble.
Parallel in thought, this hotel lobby also bridges people together. An “urban-outfitted” daughter discussing her first year of college from Chapel Hill with her Connecticut mother, casual good-looking couples from New York regrouping after an intense college basketball weekend, and friends from the neighborhood fetching a good glass of wine (30 by the glass, and 8 champagne and sparkling!).
Over in Urbana, cocktail creations from ambitious Asst. General Manager Amy Troutmiller’s were inventive and served ice cold by Joe Bolam, a handsome gingered Mixologist. Boasting a delicious mango and serrano infused Absolut vodka “Spici-tini,” and Buffalo Cider, made this list very inticing.
There is a great menu presented by chef Alexander Bollinger, and you can enjoy easy bites like the Margherita pizza, done well with a pillowy buffalo cheese and San Marzano tomato sauce. There is also a great HH, with many offerings.
This is a great location and fine place to have a reunion, either with neighborhood friends or distant family. I hope to have a reunion with you all soon, and of course, I’ll meet you in the lobby.
Special perks to being a guest? Complimentary 24 Hour Fitness center and seasonal outdoor pool, Complimentary Morning Coffee, Evening Hosted Wine Hour which is a great way to unwind after a long day.
2121 P Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20037