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LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels Signs Exclusive Deal with Ralph Pucci
to Develop the First Hotel Ralph Pucci
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The Georgetown Inn in Washington DC to Undergo Transformation
to the new 96-room Hotel Ralph Pucci 

(New York, NY – January 5, 2007) – LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels has signed an exclusive deal with esteemed furniture design gallery owner Ralph Pucci to develop the first Hotel Ralph Pucci.  The Georgetown Inn will undergo a transformation and debut as the new 96-room Hotel Ralph Pucci in Fall 2007, and be the first of its kind in a unique collaboration between a design visionary of Ralph Pucci’s reputation and a stable of highly-respected designers of furniture, lighting and rugs, along with noted photographers.
 
Originally known for his innovative and visionary mannequin collaborations with world famous illustrators, fashion designers, pop artists and super models, Ralph  Pucci later added furniture and art to his repertoire, representing design legends Andree Putman, Vladimir Kagan and Chris Lehrecke, building his business into the country’s leading modern furniture gallery. With the launch of the hotel, Pucci will be introducing his modern design vision and philosophy of discovering “the new and the next” in the heart of Georgetown. 
 
“For the hotel design, every aspect of the hotel from the rooms to the public spaces will be custom-designed and reflect a new philosophy. The hotel will be elegant, modern and timeless,” said Ralph Pucci.   

For this exclusive LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels Ralph Pucci property, Pucci has created the broad design concept and has selected architect/designers Pilar Proffitt and Robert Bristow to bring this vision to life. Proffitt and Bristow will design the facade, lobby, restaurant, guest rooms and baths, and will furnish these spaces and one floor of guest rooms. Pucci has selected five of his artists to provide the furniture for each of the guest room floors. These designers include Robert Bristow's "warm minimalism”, Jens Risom's "mid-century modern," Patrick Naggar's "modern luxury," Paul Mathieu’s "sculptural elegance”, and Christophe Delcourt's "tomorrow’s classics”.

This unique design concept will allow guests to experience an assortment of different configurations.  Each floor will also feature different color palettes, anchored by lighting by David Weeks and Madeline Weinrib rugs in all the rooms and original photography by Paul Solberg, Antoine Bootz, Gail Leboff, fashion photographer Diego Uchitel, and Christopher Makos, a protégé of the late Andy Warhol.  All of the photographers work will be displayed on different floors in a collaboration with each of the distinctive designers in pairs presenting Jens Risom with Christopher Makos, Christophe Delcourt with Antoine Bootz, Robert Bristow with Paul Solberg, Paul Mathieu with Gail Leboff and Patrick Naggar with Diego Uchitel.

“Hotel Ralph Pucci will represent a new level of hotel experience in Washington D.C. We are excited to have Ralph Pucci joining the LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels already impressive roster of design and culinary talent to bring to life a new design concept – a stylish American hotel in Georgetown,” said John Ceriale, CEO of LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels.
 
To add to the distinctive design elements on property, Ralph Pucci will also collaborate with menswear designer, TOMER to design all hotel uniforms, inspired by the jazz greats of the 1950’s.  Additionally, Hotel Ralph Pucci will display the works of a different artist, rotating every 4 months, in the lobby of the property. 
 
Hotel Ralph Pucci is located at 1310 Wisconsin Avenue, Georgetown, Washington, DC.  For more information on Hotel Ralph Pucci and LXR Luxury Resorts, visit www.LuxuryResorts.com or call LXR Luxury Resorts at 1-877-LXR-XOXO.
 
ABOUT LXR LUXURY RESORTS & HOTELS: 
LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels is a portfolio of independent properties dedicated to creating an experience of luxury, a sense of ease and endless pleasure and are distinguished by a style and spirit that captures the unique qualities of their setting.  LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels are located throughout the United States and the Caribbean.  The LXR collection also includes the renowned Golden Door Spa brand and its four spas in the U.S.  LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels can be found at http://www.LuxuryResorts.com

Contact:

Anne Hersley-Hankins
LXR Luxury Resorts
(561)447-3370
AHersley@LuxuryResorts.com

 

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Also See: LXR Luxury Resorts Transforming the Sheraton Beach Resort Key Largo to the New Key Largo Grande Resort & Beach Club / September 2006
Blackstone's LXR Luxury Hotels Subsidiary Planning a $20 million Conversion of a 38 Year Old Fort Lauderdale Holiday Inn into its New Lodging Concept - Stay Social / September 2006

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