by Sarah JF Braley | June 07, 2019

Viceroy Hotels & Resorts has been selected by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust to manage two former Kimpton properties, the 193-room Donovan Hotel D.C. and the 178-room Mason & Rook Hotel D.C., as of July 1. The two properties will mark Viceroy's entry into the Washington, D.C., market.

Mason & Rook is part of the capital's 14th Street corridor, while just off of Thomas Circle lies the Donovan Hotel, close to the Metro, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and the White House.

Rooms at the Mason & Rook are some of the city's largest, thanks to its former life as an apartment building. The signature restaurant, Radiator, serves an eclectic menu featuring dishes marked by global influences ranging from Creole to Korean. The hotel also has a rooftop bar and more than 5,000 square feet of meeting space. Under the Viceroy's management, the property will undergo renovations beginning in late summer to re-emerge as the Viceroy Washington D.C. in early 2020, as part of the Viceroy Lifestyle Series.

The Donovan Hotel D.C. has a sleek modern design, with great city views from its rooftop bar and the 1,500-square-foot event venue, DNV Rooftop. The hotel will begin interior renovations late this year, led by Dawson Design Group, the same firm that designed three of the Viceroy Hotels & Resorts' San Francisco-based hotels: Hotel Zelos, Hotel Zetta and Hotel Zeppelin. When renovations are complete in 2020, the property will operate under a new name and become part of the Viceroy Urban Retreats.

"Washington, D.C., has long been a destination we've had our eyes on, and we're thrilled to expand our presence on the East Coast," said Bill Walshe, CEO of Viceroy Hotels & Resorts. "We look forward to continuing our valued relationship with Pebblebrook and also embracing and becoming part of the dynamic neighborhoods in which these two hotels are located."

Viceroy Hotels & Resorts' 12 properties are in carefully chosen destinations throughout the U.S., Mexico and Saint Lucia. In the pipeline is a hotel in Serbia expected to open in late 2019, as well as properties under development in Bocas Del Toro, Panama; the Algarve, Portugal; and Cartagena, Colombia.