Embassy Row Hotel Opens The Rooftop Terrace & Pool

Washington, D.C.—The Embassy Row Hotel by Destination Hotels & Resorts has announced that its newly renovated rooftop is officially open to the public today. The 4,130-square-foot, open-air roof terrace features a 450-square-foot swimming pool and outdoor lounge area adorned with resort cabanas and lounge seating.

The Embassy Row Hotel offers the only outdoor rooftop terrace in Dupont Circle. Nine stories up and refurbished to serve as an engaging social experience, The Rooftop atmosphere is enhanced by teak plush seating, modern landscape architecture, and the addition of a new food and beverage menu.

Accomplished food and beverage director and recent guest judge on Fox’s popular reality television cooking competition Hell’s Kitchen, Carlo de Leon was tapped by The Embassy Row Hotel to design an innovative culinary program that sources hand-picked local ingredients with a commitment to sustainability and regional flavors. The seasoned chef, who aids in the creation of culinary menus at distinguished hotels and resorts around the country, selected a fine assortment of food menu creations for The Rooftop. The fresh menu includes local whitefish tacos, savory local sausages, hearty crab cake sandwich, ramen burger, edamame cilantro hummus, dinosaur kale salad, and a signature soft grilled giant pretzel accompanied with a sweet grained mustard. Beverage fare includes a variety of fresh specialty cocktails featuring the Rooftop Escape (Tito’s Vodka, Cedilla Acai Liqueur, lime juice, club soda), DC Sidecar (Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Cointreau, lemon juice), and Spring Fizz (Bombay Gin, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, raspberries, club soda). The extensive wine list features selections from California-based ONEHOPE Wine with proceeds of each purchase supporting charitable causes.

Designed by HVS Design and Jonathan Nehmer & Associates, The Rooftop terrace and pool is the first phase completion of a $15 million renovation makeover of The Embassy Row Hotel. The design aesthetic is relaxed and playful with vibrant pops of peacock blue and orange accents interspersed throughout. Lounge seating of chaises and curtained cabanas are abundantly situated for relaxing and dining in the sun or shade. An emerald faux grass wall with uplighting creates a floating effect that offsets a striped pool deck in two shades of medium gray. Festival lighting illuminates the area that irradiates skyward and an over arching canopy covers a lounge section offering an upscale vibe.


“One of Washington’s most inviting roof terraces, The Rooftop sits atop Dupont Circle offering visitors and locals alike a relaxing inner-city environment to refresh and escape,” says Shawn Jervis, general manager. “The Rooftop’s original menu, stunning pool, and accommodating lounge space with breathtaking city views are unparalleled in our nation’s capital and will become a Dupont Circle neighborhood fixture.”

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