The Madison Washington D.C., a Hilton Hotel announces the completion of its highly anticipated, $4 million hotel transformation inspired by Dolley Madison’s legacy and trailblazing spirit. The iconic 356-room hotel, located in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., just four blocks from the White House, transformed its lobby and adjacent common areas and introduced Lady M, an upscale cocktail lounge, an exclusive executive lounge, and a grab-and-go marketplace.
“We are thrilled to reveal this exciting revitalization project,” said Paolo Pedrazzini, general manager, The Madison Washington DC, a Hilton Hotel. “The Madison has been a notable fixture in Washington, D.C., and we are delighted to offer guests and community members an enhanced hospitality experience.”
Conceptualized by The Gettys Group, this newly-debuted design merges traditional elements with modern textures and soft color schemes, resulting in a space that celebrates the dynamic duality of James and Dolley Madison.
A feature wall mirrors the crackling of a painting, a nod to the works the first lady saved in White House fire, while a custom glass partition features the pattern found on Dolley’s fine china. A personalized statement mirror displays parrot and ice cream cone iconography, recalling Dolley’s beloved pet and favorite dessert.
The Madison’s remastered lobby features contemporary lighting fixtures, plush seating, distinctive artwork and subtle accents inspired by Dolley Madison’s refurbishment of the White House in 1801. The lobby is reminiscent of the Madison’s living room where guests of the first family socialized regularly.
Renowned since its opening, The Madison has long set the stage for countless distinguished guests. Built in 1963 by philanthropist, art collector, history buff and developer Marshall B. Coyne, the hotel redefined luxury in Washington as Coyne filled the hotel with his personal collection of antiques to set the tone and ambiance for visiting travelers.
The Madison Washington, DC, a Hilton Hotel. 1177 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005. (202) 862-1600.