Viceroy Hotels & Resorts announced the launch of Viceroy Washington DC, a modern luxury lifestyle hotel with rich history and whimsical art living in harmony alongside the vibrant 14th Street corridor’s chef-driven restaurants and buzzy cocktail bars. Set to open summer 2020, the 178-room hotel will embody Logan Circle neighborhood’s most distinctive qualities to become a hub for community, artistic discovery and culture.
Acquired as Mason & Rook Hotel by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) in late 2018, Viceroy Washington DC will join The Viceroy Lifestyle Series, a collection of hotels with a playful and progressive spirit in coveted destinations, as the portfolio’s first property to open in the Washington metropolitan area.
Approachable and eclectic, intimate enclaves are thoughtfully curated to inspire creativity and cultivate conversation. A gallery featuring local artists’ works, dining concepts that pay homage to the neighborhood’s jazz heritage and design elements meant to encourage comradery will offer a peaceful respite from the power and politics of the nation’s capital.
“Ideally located in a walkable neighborhood brimming with character, Viceroy Washington DC will be a home away from home for residents as much as it is for travelers who want to discover the District as a Washingtonian,” said Bill Walshe, CEO, Viceroy Hotels & Resorts.
Viceroy Hotels & Resorts tapped EDG Interior Architecture + Design to concept the hotel’s avant-garde aesthetic and timelessly charming composition. An eye-catching mural on the building’s face greets guests and neighbors passing by, while local galleries and institutions will have a hand in curating a rotating art exhibition that changes seasonally.
Saturated color palates, deep greens and jewel tones with subtle gold accents accompany statement walls of jungle-themed patterns in the salon as a nod to the hotel’s urban jungle-like surroundings. Classically detailed countertops and sophisticated floor tiling evoke French café vibes in an entirely new indoor-outdoor coffee bar concept.
“Logan Circle is one of the District’s most sought-after neighborhoods for art, culture and entertainment,” said Jon Bortz, president and CEO, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. “Viceroy Washington DC will be ‘a people’s place’ that invites visitors to revel and play as the locals do.”
An intimate hidden gem, the revamped restaurant and bar will feature a glass enclosure around the patio for guests to enjoy year-round, and the buzzing seasonal rooftop bar and pool with exceptional District views will welcome a refreshed enjoyable concept. The hotel will feature more than 5,000 square feet of newly renovated meeting and event space, including a 1,695 square foot ballroom, ideal for hosting corporate events, social functions and intimate weddings.