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by Sarah JF Braley | June 15, 2016

The Kimpton Glover Park Hotel - Kimpton's 10th hotel in Washington, D.C. - opens today on the border of Glover Archbold Park just north of Georgetown. 

The 154-room hotel's name and design are nods to nature-lover Charles Carroll Glover, a banker and philanthropist who contributed to the city's landscapes. Inside and out, gardens and artwork carry the theme, including a custom map of Rock Creek Park on the property's eight-story façade.

The guest rooms continue the nature theme, decorated in a green-and-white botanical color scheme. Twenty-five of the rooms look out on the National Mall and the Potomac River, and are equipped with telescopes. Also, 21 of the rooms have fully equipped kitchenettes.

The property's signature restaurant is Casolare, opening in July and created by chef Michael Schlow, who also is responsible for the Riggsby restaurant in the Carlyle Dupont Circle. The new establishment will serve coastal Italian dishes.

For meetings, the hotel has more than 2,800 square feet of meeting space, including the Walnut Room, a 1,860-square-foot ballroom, and the 1,000-square-foot Tunlaw Terrace.

The 2,000-square-foot fitness area is a collaboration between developer Foxhall Partners and Graham King's Urban Athletic Club; the space features state-of-the-art equipment, and access to fitness trainers and classes. Meeting planners can work with King to create tailored fitness breaks.