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by Sarah J.F. Braley | September 16, 2016

An extensive renovation has been completed at Kimpton's 183-room Hotel Monaco in Washington, D.C. All guest rooms and meeting spaces were redone at the property, which is housed in a National Historic Landmark building that was the district's original general post office. Coming soon is Dirty Habit, a new casual-dining restaurant serving craft cocktails and aiming to be a social hub.

Robert Mills, the designer of the Washington Monument, and Thomas Walter, one of the architects of the Capitol, built the four-story, all-marble edifice, which became Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC in 2002. The property's grand lobby and living room now have more open-seating areas and furniture with built-in electrical outlets. A new art installation was inspired by the nearby National Portrait Gallery, and a small bar was added to serve wine and local beer in the evenings, and complimentary morning coffee and tea. 

The guest rooms have been redone in plum, champagne and royal blue; the beds are made up using Kimpton's signature Frette linens. Traditional desks have been replaced by circular tables and soft chairs, and the bathrooms have been updated.

The 16 Mediterranean, Majestic and Robert Mills Presidential suites were given facelifts as well. The one-bedroom Robert Mills Presidential Suites now feature king beds, spacious sitting areas, two 55-inch televisions and custom work tables for two. The bathrooms in all the suites have custom stone-tile flooring, marble double vanities and wet rooms with a walk-in shower and a cast-iron clawfoot bathtub for two. 

The three meeting rooms -- Paris, Athens and Tokyo -- offer 7,000 square feet of space.