Jacqueline Kennedy and Marie Antoinette inspired design at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

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    The Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment and now exudes the fashionable designs from two of the greatest cultural capitals. Every detail of the interior design has been carefully matched to create an Art Deco atmosphere with shades of black and white captured by lights touches of green in a style of Paris in the 1920s.Designed by the CBT Boston design team, the property has been completely transformed, perfectly blending the two metropolises of Paris and Washington D.C in a play on the juxtaposition of these two very different worlds. The hotel is also an ode to the elegance of two iconic fashion figures: Jacqueline Kennedy and Marie Antoinette.

    Upon entering the lobby, a large baroque style bench seat captures the grace of both the Château de Versailles’ green gardens and the White House’s Green Room.

    All 237 rooms have been refurbished and feature a stylish cosmopolitan-chic setting inspired by both capitals whilst the Prestige Suites feature an incredible chaise lounge reminiscent of the White House’s Blue Room, as well as a blue duvet cover inspired by the sublime “French Blue,” or “Blue Diamond of the French Crown” which was the largest diamond of this color ever found to this day, and belonged to Marie Antoinette.

    Jacqueline Kennedy, the former First Lady, has also inspired the interior design, with her most famous quotations decoratively scribed on the walls. Her unparalleled sense of vintage fashion can also be seen in the corridors, lifts and library.

    “We are excited to reveal the renovation which showcases our history of design and fashion and the connection between Paris and Washington, D.C. and share the love of these two cities with our guests,” declared Mathieu Rivière, General Manager. “Our hotel has always been a luxurious addition to the Washington, D.C. market and this renovation reinforces our positioning”.

    Daniel Fountain / 28.08.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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