ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—Destination Hotels and Resorts has added The Embassy Row Hotel in Washington, D.C. to its growing portfolio of hotels and resorts and its expanding Destination Urban Collection in key city centers across the country. Under Destination management, the 231-room property will undergo a significant renovation and be repositioned as a contemporary independent boutique hotel. The property was acquired by Lowe Enterprises Investors, on behalf of an investment venture that includes Lowe Enterprises, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, and Allstate Insurance Company.
“We are thrilled to welcome The Embassy Row Hotel to the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection,” said Jamie Sabatier, president and chief operating officer. “Our planned renovation and repositioning for the hotel will create a contemporary property that draws upon and highlights the historic elements of the Nation’s capital and eclectic energy of the Dupont Circle neighborhood.”
The Embassy Row Hotel has 231 guestrooms, approximately 6,650 square feet of meeting space, and a rooftop pool offering city views. The planned renovation, spearheaded by the Destination Design and Construction Group, will upgrade the property to a level where food and beverage, work, and social spaces are highly integrated, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. Guestrooms will undergo a significant transformation, along with all public areas of the hotel including meeting spaces, corridors, the fitness center, and the rooftop pool. A new open lobby area will be introduced with an upscale market concept and a classic Washington D.C. bar.
Leading the staff at The Embassy Row will be General Manager Shawn Jervis. A Destination Hotels and Resorts veteran, Jervis brings more than 25 years of hospitality experience, most recently as general manager for Terranea Resort, a Destination resort in Palos Verdes, Calif.