Renaissance Washington Completes $30M Hotel Renovation Project
By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor
Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. has completed a $30 million renovation of The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.
The property, located at 999 Ninth Street at K Street, N.W., is close to Mt. Vernon Square, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and numerous dining, entertainment and shopping options. The Penn Quarter neighborhood, Verizon Center, the Gallery Place Metro Station and Metro Center Metro Station are all within walking distance.
The Renaissance Washington, part of the Renaissance Hotels lifestyle brand of Marriott International, includes 807 guest rooms and suites. It also features 64,000 square feet of flexible function space and 30 breakout rooms, a 6,000-square-foot Vida Fitness center and a 4,000-square-foot Aura spa.
Dash Design of New York redesigned the guestrooms and guest corridor interiors. Guests will find a soothing neutral-color palate of khaki and coco-browns, with splashes of reinterpreted denim blues and reds. Upgrades include clean and modern furniture in each room, leather lounge and desk chairs inspired by 20th century modernism, LED reading pin lights and luxurious spa-like bathrooms. Rooms also feature six-foot work surfaces, upgraded wireless Internet, 18-inch laptop safes, built-in mini-refrigerators, I-pod docking stations, Aveda spa products and 40-inch HDTVs.
“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,” said Sharon Lockwood, the hotel’s general manager, in a statement for the press. “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.”
Renaissance Hotels represents a diverse collection of more than 151 hotels in 35 countries around the world. It was acquired in 1997 by Marriott International Inc. and is now one of the most popular brands in the Bethesda-based company’s portfolio.
Photo credits: Marriott International Inc.