Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown Completes $27 Million Renovation

/Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown Completes $27 Million Renovation

Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown Completes $27 Million Renovation

|2017-01-18T15:14:57-04:00January 18th, 2017|

WASHINGTON, DC – January 18, 2017 – Today, Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown’s General Manager, Shane Krige, announced the unveiling of the spectacular $27-million dollar renovation of the 413-room luxury hotel. “This exciting project enhances both the guest experience and the hotel’s position as the largest luxury group hotel in the nation’s capital,” said Krige.

Phase I of the refurbishment encompassed all guest rooms including the exclusive Fairmont Gold Floor and the conversion of the executive forum amphitheater into the 2,900 square-foot Kennedy Ballroom. Adjacent to our Grand Ballroom and equipped with the latest audiovisual technology and elegant décor, the Kennedy Ballroom turns all gatherings of up to 300 guests in to unforgettable events.

New York-based Wimberly Interiors garnered inspiration for the guest rooms from the city of Washington, D.C., conveying politics and power in the design. Like the eclectic city itself, modern furnishings are mixed with classical detail pieces. Rather than a typical working desk, the king-bedded rooms offer a relaxing chaise, and a round table that doubles as a dining spot or a flexible working space. A custom designed lounge chair offers further style and comfort.

Specialty suites have increased from five to seven. Bedding in double guest rooms now features two queen beds providing ultimate comfort for guests. An upgraded high speed internet system and in-room media panels keep guests and meeting attendees well connected.

Rooms on the exclusive Fairmont Gold floor are integrated with more details relating to the hotel’s location. A dark wooded and sultry entry creates a sense of arrival to somewhere special. Carpets and fabrics are given modern-day twists on classical patterns using a fresh color palette. A built-in luggage bench, tea station and 49″ television give each room a cozy, residential feel with optimal media viewing. Marble bathrooms feature large walk-in showers and expansive vanities.

Throughout all gues trooms, the art collections reflect Washington’s history and importance, reinforcing Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown as the central location for visitors and local power players.

Phase II, of the redesign included the entire lobby, Loggia and courtyard garden. Designed by Amanda Jackson, of Dallas-based Forrest Perkins, she drew her inspiration for the lobby design and color scheme from the geometry of an aerial view of the city of Washington. The theme is woven throughout the new space. Behind the front desk is a geometrically abstracted map of DC in warm gold tones with brushed, polished and satin finishes. These geometric forms are carried into open shapes of mixed metals that are artistically hung from the ceiling, and appear to float within the space with small lights like stars randomly sprinkled throughout. This idea of geometry is also brought into many of the pieces of furniture as planes are broken in the lines of the ottomans, the base of a console and lamps.

The color palette is also influenced by this aerial view of DC, but intensified to add more drama and sophistication to the lobby/bar space. The blue affiliated with water becomes more saturated like a classic power suit, or an amazing night sky. The green of the trees and parks shifts to be more emerald and the neutral colors of the classic stone buildings becomes a bit warmer like a glass of champagne. The textures of all of these fabrics are rich and inviting to encourage guests to sit for a while and enjoy the drama of the space with a snack or a cocktail or even for an impromptu meeting. There is a variety of seating so there is always a spot that works for whatever a guest is looking for, whether for social groups, intimate gatherings, business meetings or quiet contemplation with a laptop or book.

The u-shaped bar is anchored by the grand staircase and seats up to 16 people, offering sweeping vistas of the expansive lobby, loggia and urban courtyard garden.

The lushly landscaped courtyard has been leveled to allow for larger events, offering unique pockets of seating. Two new water features have been added as a visual and auditory backdrop. Café tables are sprinkled throughout the center of the courtyard providing a tranquil space for breakfast or lunch. Around the perimeter of the courtyard, under the canopy of the cherry trees, groups of lounge-type furniture will be placed, clustered around three different fire pits, providing a gathering place for day or night. Dramatic evening lighting in the landscaping and trees will draw guests into the courtyard to enjoy a craft cocktail, an al fresco dinner or even musical entertainment.

The furniture aesthetic is clean and classically contemporary. Just as in the interior, there is a variety of seating styles and groups to ensure that there is a place that is comfortable for everyone. The color palette visually links to the interior as well to encourage this space being utilized in conjunction with the lobby.

About Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown

2401 M Street, NW, Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is convenient to the finest museums, theaters (including the Kennedy Center), shopping and dining.  Close to two metro stations, it is five miles from Reagan National Airport and 33 miles from Dulles International Airport.  At 415 rooms and luxury suites,  Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown offers a wealth of facilities while maintaining an air of tranquility insured through the design of intimate spaces, plenty of natural daylight, and a cascade of plants both inside and out. www.fairmont.com/washington

Contact: Diana K. Bulger

Diana.bulger@fairmont.com/(202) 457-5019

About Fairmont

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations worldwide, providing travelers with memorable travel experiences, thoughtful and attentive service and luxury hotels that are truly unforgettable. Each Fairmont property reflects the locale’s energy, culture and history through locally inspired cuisine, spirited bars and lounges and distinctive design and decor. With more than 70 hotels globally, and many more in development, the Fairmont collection boasts some of the most iconic and distinctive hotels in the world. This extraordinary collection includes The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Dubai’s Fairmont The Palm, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City. Fairmont is part of AccorHotels a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 2,600 of the finest private homes around the globe. For more information or reservations, please visit fairmont.com.  

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