Washington D.C.'s Hamilton Hotel plans to unveil a full
redesign this spring, with updates slated to begin this fall.
The independent boutique art deco property, which was
previously flagged as the Hamilton Crowne Plaza, was rebranded as the Hamilton
Hotel after being purchased by EOS Hospitality last year.
Originally designed by French architect Jules-Henri de
Sibour in 1922, the Hamilton will feature a new lobby lounge bar that takes its
inspiration from the Prohibition era. Designed to be hidden during daytime hours,
the bar will be revealed to patrons at happy hour.
Part bar, part meeting place and part library, the space
hints at de Sibour's early life as a member of Yale's Skull and Bones Society
and transports guests back to his days as a Prohibition-era architect. Patrons
are surrounded by floor-to-ceiling displays of vintage books set off by wood
paneling details and intricate millwork moldings.
The Hamilton will also revamp its 14K restaurant and bar,
unveiling a new concept inspired by a traditional Italian Osteria. The dining
area will feature vintage Italian design elements, including antique pizza
peels and cutting boards, as well as travel photos and custom mirrors.
In addition to various guestroom enhancements, the 318-room hotel
will add several themed specialty suites to its accommodations. These
include the Newsroom suite, which will be curated in partnership with
Washington D.C. museum Newseum and is intended to pay homage to Alexander
Hamilton and his establishment of the New York Evening Post in 1801. Guests
staying in the Newsroom suite will get discounted tickets to the Newseum.
As part of its reinvention, the hotel will cater to women by
curating a menu of beauty and wellness amenities that can be requested when
booking a reservation or upon check-in. Beginning this fall, items available
include the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, yoga mat, and wellness and beauty kits
from Jet Set that include a face mask and body oil. The kit is presented in a
branded tote and available for guest purchase.
The fitness center will feature Lopifits walking bikes
imported from the Netherlands and Peloton-branded fitness bikes.