Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown’s General Manager, Shane Krige, has announced the launch of a 27-million dollar renovation of the 415 room luxury hotel.
Commencing in December of this year, Phase One will encompass all guestrooms including the exclusive Fairmont Gold Floor, lounge, and the conversion of the executive forum amphitheater into a 2,900 square foot junior ballroom. The additional ballroom will increase group meeting capacity as well as adding entertaining space for social events and weddings.
“This exciting project will be complete by April 15, 2016, enhancing both the guest experience and the hotel’s position as the largest luxury group hotel in the nation’s capital,’’ said Krige.
Designers Pierre Josselin and Ayten Nuhoglu of New York-based Wimberly Interiors, garnered inspiration for the guestrooms from the city of Washington, D.C., conveying politics and power in the design. Like the eclectic city itself, modern furnishings are mixed with classical detail pieces. Rather than a typical working desk, the king-bedded rooms offer a relaxing chaise, and a round table that doubles as a dining spot or a flexible working space. A custom designed lounge chair offers further style and comfort.
Specialty suites will increase from five to seven, and all double guestrooms will feature two queen beds providing ultimate comfort for guests. An upgraded high speed internet system and in-room media panels will keep guests and meeting attendees well connected.
Rooms on the exclusive Fairmont Gold floor will be integrated with more details relating to the hotel’s location. Accent art walls behind tufted headboards will convey contemporary takes on the DC map including adjacent Georgetown. Carpets and fabrics are given modern-day twists on classical patterns using a fresh color palette. A built-in luggage bench, tea station and 49” television will give each room a cozy, residential feel with optimal media viewing. The marble bathrooms will feature large walk-in showers and expansive vanities.
Throughout all guestrooms, the art collections will reflect Washington’s history and importance, reinforcing Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown as the central location for visitors and local power players.