Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, one of America’s top global leaders in luxury hospitality, has begun its two-part USD 13 million renovation in pursuit of perfecting the “Art of Sleep.” With attention to art, locality and the luxury sleep experience, the city’s only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond hotel will unveil its first set of redesigned contemporary-style guest rooms in the its west wing on September 22, 2015, with east wing room renovations finishing in the first quarter of 2016.
“We are very excited to undergo another reinvention,” says David Bernand, General Manager of Four SeasonsHotel Washington, DC. “Since the Hotel opening in 1979, we have spent more than USD 112 million to evolve the 2800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in ways that will provide our guests an unparalleled luxury experience. I am confident that our new rooms and amenities will elevate our guests’ stays to provide the perfect pied-à-terre in the Capital.”
Currently underway is the first phase of remodelling the Hotel’s 222 guest rooms, beginning in the west wing. During the renovation, great care will be taken to ensure zero disturbances to guests. The Hotel’s redesign will be led by Deborah Forrest, designer and president of FORRESTPERKINS. The enhancement will focus primarily on the guest rooms and suites to create simple and uncluttered spaces that welcome every guest into the ultimate “sleep temple.”
Since Four Seasons is a gateway to the historic Georgetown neighbourhood and the nation’s Capital, the redesign of the guest areas incorporates subtle stylised motifs that reference Washington’s famous cherry blossoms, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal and the Potomac River. Soft neutral shades of white, soft pearl and taupe spiced with coral, peach and deep chocolate will connect the design of the corridors, rooms and suites to the rich browns and neutrals of the lobby designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon.
Rooms will have a simplified yet sophisticated look with warm colour schemes and luxurious details. From the bed’s rich wood accented with polished silver metal detailing to the cognac-coloured patterned velvet pillows that will line the upholstered tope sectional sofa, no detail will be spared.
“Designing the guest rooms, suites and corridors for Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC is an honour and a distinct pleasure,” says Deborah Forrest. “The elegantly comfortable rooms and suites we designed support the discreet service and refined environment for which Four Seasons hotels are known, all while providing a welcome retreat from the energised environment of the nation’s Capital.”
The guest’s sleep experience will be completely transformed by Four Seasons Signature Sleep. Signature Sleep is crafted so that all rooms are uniquely designed to facilitate a fluid transition between work, unwinding and sleep. Each room will feature the industry’s most customisable sleep experience with the ultra-plush “fat and sexy”Simmons-designed Four Seasons Bed. The beds will include a sleep menu of luxury sleep aid items, including scented pillow oils and calming bath melts, a pillow menu containing choices from memory foam to water-filled pillows, and food and beverage options to guarantee luxurious sleep. Guests can customise their sleep prior to arrival by selecting one of the three bed toppers: Signature, Signature Firm or Signature Plush. To conclude each evening, tea kettles and select choices of herbal teas will be available to ease guests into a night of pure relaxation.
In addition to these features, the rooms will contain new amenities such as toiletries by Italian luxury goods and product designer Salvatore Ferragamo, a Caffé Umbria coffee maker and a Four Seasons children’s book for families.
“Art can be subjective but the Art of Sleep by Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC is all about creating the ultimate sleep experience,” says Bernand. “Guests who visit our Hotel come for a number of reasons but what remains constant is an absolute necessity for peaceful sleep. From our spine aligning body cushions to our selection of customised in-room amenities, these fine details will redefine our rooms and suites to craft an unparalleled level of luxury each of our guests deserves.”
While the Hotel currently houses more than 1,600 unique and diversified pieces of art, it will once more increase its art repertoire and continue to pay special attention to the DC art scene. The new key cards will display presidential sketches and quotes crafted by local artist Jeff Curry. Welcome cards will present iconic photographs of the city taken by local photographer Jake McGuire. The Hotel will also partner with DC art centres to provide guests local art experiences during their stay at the Hotel. In addition, a series of videos will be released to showcase behind-the-scenes footage of the renovation, special aspects of Georgetown and the Hotel’s relationship to luxurious sleep.
For up-to-the minute information on the “Art of Sleep,” visit fourseasons.com/washington/ and for reservations call 202 944 2055.