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  • Washington Marriott Georgetown Unveils New Greatroom

    Daniel Fountain
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    Washington Marriott Georgetown, situated at 1221 22nd Street at M Street, NW, near Washington, DC’s historic Georgetown, recently unveiled its new vibrant Greatroom lobby. The reimagined Greatroom is part of Marriott Hotels brand initiative to transform lobbies from a formal living room into a local destination where people spend time, by themselves or with friends or colleagues, to relax, socialize or get work done. The renovation is an investment by the hotel’s owners, Highgate Holdings, Inc.Whitespace Interiors, of Chicago, Ill., re-envisioned the lobby to capture the essence of Georgetown’s historic character. The furnishings complement this new aesthetic with tailored and comfortable forms that are rooted in tradition. Custom hand-woven area rugs that depict the streets and cobblestones of old Georgetown line the floor as a reminder of the hotel’s vibrant and cosmopolitan location.

    “The hotel had a need for a more current and collaborative gathering area for the hotel’s guests,” said Heather O’Sullivan, principal, Whitespace Interiors. “The design delivers a compelling balance between functional and visual qualities—using warm, honest and timeless materials.”

    Washington Marriott Georgetown’s Greatroom features a new “5/10/20” menu designed by Executive Chef Lauren Uthenwoldt, which consists of locally sourced small bites, shareable plates and lounge friendly entrees. In addition, the Greatroom features a welcoming reception area designed to make it easier for guests and hotel staff to interact. With free Wi-Fi and power outlets throughout, guests and locals can boot up and work on their laptops or kick back and relax with their own tablets.

    Daniel Fountain / 11.04.2014

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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