Friday, November 30, 2007

New(s)! Hotel Washington to become W Hotel

The Hotel Washington, located at 15th & Pennsylvania, NW, will soon close it's doors. But this is (at least in our view) good news, as the stately hotel will be renovated and reopened as WDC's first W Hotel. The news was reported this morning. The 90 year old hotel, built in the Italian Renaissance Revival style, is slated to close on January 1, 2008, and reopen sometime in 2009. The news brings with it the anticipation of a contextually modern renovation of the interior spaces, combining W's sleek, modern aesthetic and chic room decor with the building's classical beauty to create an energetic counterpoint. Of course we'll have to wait to see the final product. (As the hotel's current website illustrates, the interiors are in much need of an update!) In the interim this announcement is yet another sign of DC's emerging appeal as a cosmopolitan destination city.

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