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Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel unveils $30m. guest room redesign

Theodore Koumelis - 27 February 2013, 12:11

Created by Dash Design of New York, the guestrooms and guest corridor interiors along with its customs furnishings reflect an interpretation of quintessential casual American fashion and tailored design.

WASHINGTON - The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, situated at 999 9th Street at K Street, NW, announced the completion of the redesign of its 807 guest rooms and suites, a 30 million dollar investment by its owners, Sunstone Hotels. Renaissance Hotels is a lifestyle brand within the Marriott International, Inc. global portfolio.

"We are thrilled with our fresh new room product. When our guests discover our new rooms, they will appreciate the essence of modern lifestyle elegance without sacrificing warmth and functionality," says Sharon Lockwood, general manager, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. "The new guestrooms and our recent lobby re-concept are part of the hotel's evolution into more of a lifestyle space beyond being termed a convention hotel."

Created by Dash Design of New York, the guestrooms and guest corridor interiors along with its customs furnishings reflect an interpretation of quintessential casual American fashion and tailored design.  

Guests will find a soothing neutral color palate of khaki and coco-browns with splashes of reinterpreted denim blues and reds. Each room is accented with clean and modern furniture. The leather lounge and desk chairs are inspired by twentieth century modernism. LED reading pin lights are mounted on headboards with easy to reach plugs for guests to plug in their own mobile devices. The luxurious spa-like bathrooms have rain forest shower heads, backlit mirrors and accent wall coverings featuring a custom collage of historic events in Washington from 1940 to 1970. Artwork capturing glimpses of Washington, DC's history pop in the guest rooms in the form of presidential profiles, signatures, and the city's original design plans of Pierre Charles L'Enfant.

Business and leisure travelers both will appreciate the maximization of space and functionality with a six foot work surface, upgraded wireless internet and 18-inch laptop safes;  and will enjoy amenities like a built-in mini-refrigerator, i-pod docking station, Aveda spa products, and 40-inch HDTV.

Renaissance Hotels was acquired by Marriott International in 1997, and has emerged as one of the most popular brands within the company's portfolio. In 2008, the brand began an intense journey to firmly establish itself in the lifestyle hospitality space and differentiate itself from other Marriott International brands by introducing game changing programs including the Navigator program and RLife LIVE, one of the industry's most well recognized entertainment platforms showcasing emerging musical artists through live performances in Renaissance Hotels around the world. Last year, the brand launched its groundbreaking and multi-faceted Live Life to Discover advertising campaign, inspired by today's modern business traveler.

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