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The George, A Kimpton Hotel On Capitol Hill Completes $5 Million Renovation

Thursday, February 20, 2014
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Kimpton’s Hotel George, a favorite boutique hotel for Capitol Hill’s movers and shakers, announces the completion of a multi-million dollar renovation and redesign. The renovation of the iconic Washington, D.C. hotel encompasses all 139 guest rooms and suites, hallway corridors, and elevator banks, which will now flow seamlessly with the artful, contemporary design of the hotel's recently refreshed living room, gallery, and meeting spaces.

“We’re thrilled with the results of the renovation and so are our guests. The new rooms are modern, upscale, and will keep us on the map as the premier hotel for business and leisure on Capitol Hill,” said Ben Timashenka, director of operations for Kimpton’s Washington, D.C. hotels.

CBT, a Boston-based multi-disciplinary interior, architecture and urban design firm specializing in luxury hospitality design, interior architecture, and urban design, was hired to re-imagine The George’s design and capture the presidential spirit of the hotel Starting with the guest rooms, the redesign features a sophisticated, crisp color palette with rich accents of warm blues, browns, and beige. Whimsical touches with contemporary references to American history abound, reflected not only in the parchment and ink graphic wallpaper depicting George Washington's handwritten inaugural address and custom accent pillows based on his famous uniform, but also in the bathrooms, which now feature custom artwork of Washington’s beloved Mount Vernon residence and polished chrome candelabra wall sconces reminiscent of the era.

Business travelers will appreciate the new desks, which are a modern take on old-world style writing desks with antiqued oak surfaces that provide ample room to spread out. New ergonomic Eames-inspired chairs and polished chrome reading lamp round out the room’s workspace. The George has also added new pull-out sofa beds to several oversized queen and king guest rooms, giving travelers a comfortable sitting area on which to rest and recharge, as well as providing an additional bed for families visiting the Nation’s Capital.

The hotel’s premier guest room, The Presidential Suite, also received stylish updates including new furniture and an accent rug illustrating Washington’s inaugural address in the separate sitting area, custom impressionist-style portraits of George and Martha Washington, a modern interpretation of traditional four-poster king bed with a gold tufted headboard, and a luxurious new free-standing soaking tub and marble shower with dual curved black marble vanities.

The George, a Kimpton Hotel is located at 15 E Street, N.W., in Washington, D.C. and is certainly one of Washington, D.C.’s most iconic hotels. For additional information, visit www.hotelgeorge.com or call (202) 347-4200.

To learn more about Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, please visit Kimpton’s Life is Suite blog - www.lifeissuite.com - or www.kimptonhotels.com, www.Facebook.com/Kimpton and www.Twitter.com/Kimpton.

San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the leading collection of boutique hotels and restaurants in the United States and the acknowledged industry pioneer that first introduced the boutique hotel concept to America. In 1981, Bill Kimpton founded the company that today is renowned for making travelers feel genuinely cared for while away from home through thoughtful perks and amenities, distinctive design that tells a story and inspires a sense of fun at each hotel and a sincerely personal style of guest service. Out to help people live full, balanced lives, Kimpton aims to inspire with touches like yoga mats in every room, complimentary coffee and tea to start the day, hosted evening Wine Hour, in-room fitness programming and complimentary bike rentals. The award-winning restaurants and bars are led by talented chefs and bartenders that offer guests a chance to dine like a local. Kimpton also leads the hospitality industry in eco-friendly practices that span all hotels and restaurants, and is consistently ranked as one of the top companies in the Market Metrix Hospitality Index, Upper Upscale Segment, for Customer Satisfaction. The company is highly-regarded for its innovative employee culture and benefits and has been named a Fortune magazine “Best Place to Work” four times since 2009. Kimpton is continuously growing and currently operates 60 hotels and nearly 70 restaurants, bars and lounges in 26 cities. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com and www.KimptonRestaurants.com.

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