Capitol Hill Hotel Completes the First Phase of a Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

Capitol Hill Hotel Lobby. Designed by Dawson Design Associates.

Washington, DC (February 25, 2013) – If you haven’t been on the hill in a while, take a stroll by the updated Capitol Hill Hotel, formerly known as Capitol Hill Suites. Hersha Hospitality Trust, operators of 89 hotels in the United States, have completed Phase I of a $3.7 million renovation, include a striking new lobby as well as an expansion and addition of meeting and event spaces. The final renovation phase, which includes the makeover of the 152 all-suite guestrooms, is expected to be completed by early 2013.

HHM entrusted the internationally-acclaimed design firm Dawson Design Associates, who brought us San Francisco’s Sir Francis Drake Hotel, to reimagine the hotel, giving the new spaces a bold updated look.

“Federalist chic,” as it is described, features an eclectic collection of vibrant and modern accent pieces. Local artists, invited by Capitol Hill Hotel, participated in the transformation. DC artist Maggie O’Neill was invited to lend her skills to express the beauty of springtime in the city, with a mural of blooming cherry blossoms in a hotel corridor.

The breakfast area of the New Capitol Hill Hotel.

The Capitol Hill Hotel is only two blocks away from the U.S. Capitol Building, closer to it than any other hotel, and one block away from Capitol South metro station. Superior location coupled with spacious all-suite guestrooms that are 50 percent larger than typical Washington D.C. hotel rooms, makes Capitol Hill Hotel the optimal choice for a weekend city getaway or an extended stay experience.

Providing a fresh new look to their meeting spaces, The Boardroom (220 sq. ft.) can accommodate up to 12 attendees and offers a unique, natural “energy light,” ideal for empowering creativity. The Parlor (415 sq. ft.) space can accommodate 10-35 attendees and includes dual television screens for comprehensive viewing. Built-in AV equipment and teleconferencing/videoconferencing accessibility with touch-screen control is also offered.

The Salon (700 sq. ft.) and The Library (650 sq. ft.) offer multi-purpose event space for private functions or receptions.

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