by Sarah J.F. Braley | April 12, 2017
New York-based interior designer Tony Chi, who redesigned the 216-room Park Hyatt Washington, D.C.,  in 2006, has finished a makeover of the hotel's guest rooms and lobby.
 
According to Chi, "My concept for Park Hyatt Washington, D.C., was to bring together a dynamic and attractive modernism with classic American style - modern for today's sophisticated traveler, classic American in deference to the fashionable and historic area in which it is located. Park Hyatt Washington intimately connects guests and visitors with Washington, D.C.'s legacy of culture and style, a journey of timelessness that is expressed both from its past and today."
 
The hotel's new guest-room design features rich woods, gold accents and custom glasswork by artist Amanda Weil. On the sustainable front, the new look includes wall coverings made from 100 percent vegetable-fiber, aka grass cloth. Other elements of guests rooms include custom-designed plaid wool rugs and walnut platform beds with leather headboards and reading lights. 
 
"We are very happy to work with Tony Chi again on a new guest-room and lobby design that has transformed the hotel into a Park Hyatt in bloom," said Jon Benson, general manager of the property. "His unmistakable style and creative approach make a unique statement about the city that is perfect for our guests -- savvy global connoisseurs. The fresh design expands upon the hotel's approach to refined all-American luxury and celebrates Park Hyatt hotels' commitment to thoughtfully curated design."
 
Coming soon to the property's Michelin-starred restaurant, the Blue Duck Tavern, are new culinary options such as a Seasonal Garden Table, an outdoor communal Chef's Table experience, a rooftop garden and a garden-inspired cocktail series, which will feature fresh elements from local farms. 
 
The Park Hyatt Washington, D.C., in the West End Georgetown neighborhood near Embassy Row and the Smithsonian Museums, also features 12,000 square feet of meeting space, the Tea Cellar with rare and vintage tea selections, and the intimate Spa Room.