WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel completed the redesign of its 807 guestrooms and suites, a 30 million dollar investment by its owners, Sunstone Hotels.
“We are thrilled with our fresh new room product. When our guests discover our new rooms, they will appreciate the essence of modern lifestyle elegance without sacrificing warmth and functionality,” says Sharon Lockwood, general manager, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. “The new guestrooms and our recent lobby re-concept are part of the hotel’s evolution into more of a lifestyle space beyond being termed a convention hotel.”
The new design was created by Dash Design of New York and features a neutral color palate of khaki and brown with touches of denim blues and reds. Each room leather lounge and desk chairs. LED reading pin lights are mounted on headboards with easy to reach plugs for guests to plug in their own mobile devices. The bathrooms have rain forest shower heads, backlit mirrors, and accent wall coverings featuring a custom collage of historic events in Washington from 1940 to 1970. Artwork capturing glimpses of Washington, DC’s history pop in the guest rooms in the form of presidential profiles, signatures, and the city’s original design plans of Pierre Charles L’Enfant.
Business and leisure travelers both will appreciate the six foot work surface, upgraded wireless internet, and 18-inch laptop safes; and will enjoy amenities like a built-in mini-refrigerator, iPod docking station, Aveda spa products, and 40-inch HDTV.