New Renovated Lobby Makes the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel a Trendy Spot in DC

May 12, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Washington, DC May 12, 2010- The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, a trendy Washington, DC hotel, situated at 999 9th Street at K Street, NW, is celebrating their 21st birthday with a brand new lobby.

"The re-concepting of the lobby engages our guests and is as vibrant as the neighborhood we are located in." says Brad Edwards, general manager, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. "From the moment you walk-in, guests will see that we have evolved beyond being termed a convention hotel. Our new lobby will provide our guests memorable experiences and opportunities for new discovery upon each visit."

Replacing the former more traditional style is a hip modern design, mindful of the hotel's unique locale and capturing the essence of our nation's capital. The once vast atrium lobby inside this trendy hotel in Washington, DC has been redesigned through the creation of several intimate spaces allowing guests to conduct meetings or socially connect in public, all the while maintaining a feeling of intimacy and privacy.

The art throughout the renovated lobby was commissioned to be a modern interpretation of the changing landscape of Washington, DC. As soon as guests enter the space through the hotel's new vestibule, they will notice the LED juxtaposed series of historic and modern DC images. Other pieces include modern odes to presidents such as Lincoln and Washington, enlarged money printed on wood blocks, and pop-art takes on the Smithsonian Institute.

The central focal seating area in the lobby, called Mingle, allows the hurried traveler to enjoy a moment of rest and relaxation. The open and inviting area is encompassed by a cherry- blossom inspired steel and hand-blown glass sculpture, entitled "Contemplative Space" by renowned sculptor Brad Oldham. The residential feel of the lobby library, known as Explore, with its stunning 24-arm Murano glass chandelier, will quickly become a favorite spot for guests of this hip hotel to unwind.

The energetic lobby bar, Mixx, offers an eclectic beverage and food menu. Guests can sip on classic cocktails or discover inspired adaptations of originals. Regional microbrew beers complete a selection of American and international draft and bottled beers. The wine menu features a range of California, European, and other world selections.

The lounge space inside this renovated Washington, DC hotel, across from the bar with dim lighting, moody color palette, and comfortable furnishings, provides a space ideal for group entertaining. In addition the room features an MP3 docking station, allowing guests to custom tailor a scene to suit their needs.

The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel is across from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and is close to a myriad of dining, nightlife, and shopping experiences in Washington DC's Chinatown & Penn Quarter districts. With 64,000 square feet of flexible function space and 30 breakout rooms, the hotel is considered to be a premier meeting and convention destination. The hotel is home to Vida Fitness featuring 6,000 square feet of state-of-the art cardio, strength and resistance equipment and the 4,000 square foot Aura spa offering a variety of therapeutic customized treatments. Within walking distance to the Penn Quarter neighborhood and Verizon Center, this renovated DC hotel is near the Gallery Place Metro Station on the red, green and yellow lines. For more information or reservations contact your travel professional, call the hotel directly at (202) 898-9000 or visit