W Washington DC set for $50 million makeover

5 Jul 2018 by Robert Curley
W Washington DC

An extensive renovation of the W Washington DC is to see the the hotel’s guest rooms, lobby and popular rooftop bar revamped.

The Washington Business Journal reports that the renovation is, in part, a modest expansion — when complete, the hotel will have 325 rooms (up from 317), including 40 suites.

Improvements will include larger bathrooms, additional rooms equipped with sleeper sofas, and a more open floor plan.

Similarly, the hotel’s “living room” lobby will be opened up by removing a wall currently separating the Pinea restaurant from the main lobby space. The Italian eatery will be replaced by a new restaurant with an open kitchen and wood-fired grill.

POV rooftop bar and lounge at W Washington DC

A waterfall also will be added to the lobby, and a new speakeasy style restaurant will include outdoor seating, WTOP reports.

On the roof, permanent glass windows will replace plastic walls on the POV terrace, improving the views of the Washington Monument, National Mall, and the White House and allowing for better temperature control.

Marriott acquired the 1917 Beaux Arts hotel, the former Hotel Washington, in 2009.

Earlier this week the group announced plans for a new W Hotel in the Tennessee capital Nashville.

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