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The Embassy Row Hotel Joins Forces with SOME, Inc. To Serve D.C. Community, Deliver Local Connection

Washington, D.C. November 3, 2014 – A time-honored tradition in Washington, D.C., The Embassy Row Hotel, A Destination Hotel, launches an extensive $15 million renovation. The renovation will transform the iconic hotel, including all eleven floors and 231 guest rooms. Renovations coincide with rebranding and repositioning of the hotel in “America’s Coolest City.”

The property-wide renovation features a complete revamp of the guest rooms, 6,250 square feet of new event space, fitness and recreation studio, and new eclectic public space which includes a social lobby, a marketplace with a coffee shop feel and a 24-hour grab-n-go, and a restaurant, overlooking Embassy Row. To attract a younger demographic, the space transitions from a coffee shop to unique cocktails and shared plates, served at communal tables and nook-style seating.  

By adding a coffee shop and cocktail lounge, it provides guests and Washingtonians with an engaging social experience, authentic to Washington, D.C. More details about the new restaurant, Station Kitchen & Cocktails will be revealed in the coming weeks.

HVS Design is overseeing the interior design which blends the cosmopolitan flair of its diplomatic neighbors and charming overtones of Dupont Circle to provide a warm service-centric local atmosphere. Guests will notice elements of its Washington, D.C. origin weaved throughout the hotel, restyled in a whimsical modern design.

Phase two of the renovation commences after the hotel launched the only outdoor rooftop terrace and bar in Dupont Circle earlier this summer. The Rooftop established itself as an urban oasis in the neighborhood with astonishing views of the city, including a picturesque view of the Washington Monument.

The original hotel was built in 1970 by the multi-millionaire Dr. Cyrus Katzen and has illustrious history. The Embassy Row Hotel has hosted power players from the worlds of business, politics, entertainment, sports, including the Rockefellers, Denzel Washington, and Payton Manning. The hotel has hosted other notable figures from Hilary Clinton to President Obama, and is featured in the plot of many best-sellers such as Delta Force in which the writer meets at the hotel’s original restaurant, Le Consulat, one of the best D.C. restaurants when it opened.

Upon completion, The Embassy Row Hotel will be uniquely positioned as an iconic hotel in an ideal location with the newest offerings in Dupont Circle. The Embassy Row Hotel will be the unconventional, comfortably cool D.C. neighborhood hotel, a reflection and celebration of the city’s diversity and a gathering place for global thinkers who want to become active participants in an authentic D.C. experience.

A seasonally-timed renovation for phase two will allow the hotel to remain open during the renovations, which are expected to be complete in March 2015. The hotel will slowly relinquish new offerings and amenities to guests during the 18-week span. For regular updates, please visit or call (202) 265-1600.

About The Embassy Row Hotel, A Destination Hotel
The Embassy Row Hotel is located in Washington, D.C., in the historic neighborhood of Dupont Circle. Surrounded by embassies and charming row homes, the hotel has one of the city’s few rooftop pools, with an expansive view of D.C, Maryland, and Virginia. The hotel has 231 deluxe guest rooms and 6,650 square feet of meeting space, including a ballroom. This D.C. hotel is a few steps from the metro and is conveniently located near the museums and memorials. For more information on The Embassy Row Hotel, visit. Follow us on Twitter: @EmbassyRowHotel. Like us on Facebook: EmbassyRowHotel

About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 19 indigenous spas, and 130 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

For further information, please contact:
Sarah Vining, Media Relations
(202) 939-4160

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The Embassy Row Hotel Begins Phase Two of $15-Million Dollar Renovation

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