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Washington, D.C. - June 30, 2014 -The Grand Dame of D.C. hotels is updating her look. A bastion of elegance since she opened her doors in 1925, The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel is entering the final phase of a top-to-bottom renovation, with all 583 rooms and 74 suites scheduled for a stylish makeover starting October 16, 2014.

The $20 million rooms project, spearheaded by The Gettys Group design firm, will maintain the 10-story hotel's historic pedigree while updating its look and outfitting each guest room with the latest amenities and new media.

"As we welcome the next generation of traveler, we're very keen to stay connected to our illustrious past," said John Montano, general manager of The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel. "From Presidential inaugural speeches to occasions of intrigue and scandal, The Mayflower has set the stage for Washington's influencers through the decades. The renovation will pay homage to our past while dressing the hotel up in grand style for the future."

Open for business during the project, the construction will take place floor by floor, minimizing the impact to the guest experience.  "We're fortunate that The Mayflower has solid bones," said Montano.  "The noise will be kept to a minimum. And our reservation department will manage the flow of guests to keep them comfortable and out of range of the construction."

The much-anticipated rooms renovation will bring the entire hotel onto the same fashionable page. All public spaces have already been re-imagined, including nearly 43,000 square feet of non-traditional configurable conference and events space across 27 rooms, with the notable addition of the 3,000 square foot Promenade Ballroom. In December 2012, the hotel opened Edgar Bar & Kitchen, a popular American brasserie.

The distinctive new room designs and finishes take inspiration from the hotel's royal past while emphasizing its present day relevance and vitality. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Historic Hotels of America, The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel is known for its sense of style and elegance. Using a crisp palette of neutral grays accented with regal purple, each room will feature sleek contemporary finishes energized by vibrant art work and vintage-inspired black and white marble bathrooms accented with warm wood.  Guests will be treated to a wall of fame, a wallpaper recreation of the hotel's guest book behind the bed, complete with artistic versions of  signatures of famous guests including  President John F. Kennedy, Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh and J. Edgar Hoover. Each room will be outfitted with a 36-inch flat screen TV, high speed wireless, an ergonomic work area and an iPod docking station.

Proclaimed by President Truman to be Washington, D.C.'s "Second Best Address" after the White House, the hotel was said to have had more gold leaf than any other U.S. building except the Library of Congress.  With its Connecticut Avenue location near Dupont Circle, guests enjoy close proximity to the White House, Metro stops, dining and cultural hot spots in a hospitable setting second to none.

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About The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel

The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel welcomes guests with unprecedented style and elegance befitting its location just blocks from the White House. The hotel features nearly 43,000 square feet of event space for weddings, galas, banquets and meetings, as well as a fitness center and gracious amenities in the guest rooms like high-speed Internet access, dazzling city views and upgraded Aveda bath products. Visitors can tuck in to American brasserie fare featuring fresh and local ingredients at Edgar Bar & Kitchen, or they can explore the on-site floral boutique and Thomas Pink retail store in anticipation of a big date. The Nationals Stadium, metro stops, fine dining and cultural destinations are all easily accessed from this Four Diamond luxury hotel, allowing guests the opportunity to experience all of the city's excitement while being enveloped by the mystique of one of its most treasured landmarks. For more information or hotel reservations, please call 877.255.6036 or visit

About Renaissance

Renaissance Hotels encourages guests to Live Life to DiscoverSM at more than 155 hotels in 35 countries around the world. Each hotel is unique and every stay offers an opportunity to explore local discoveries exclusive to the destination.  At every hotel, Renaissance Navigators are local experts ready to assist guests in discovering local flavors and activities.  Signature RLife LIVE entertainment events are designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, culinary and more to inspire discovery. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting rooted in creative sensory meeting design, RLife LIVE networking events and custom curated local Navigator excursions.   At Renaissance Hotels, we work to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. You spend your life working, you should discover the world as you go. To discover more visit

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