An exciting new addition to Washington, D.C.’s famed Dupont Circle, The Ven at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., a Tribute Portfolio Hotel plans to begin welcoming guests in January 2021.
Located in an area known for its art, culture, cuisine and embassies, this boutique property will feature 231 guestrooms and suites overlooking Embassy Row’s stately mansions, and will be reflective of the vibrant neighborhood it calls home. Offering style and international flair in a sophisticated yet comfortable environment, The Ven will implement various elements and touchpoints reflective of the Danish and Norwegian concept of hygge; design meant to encourage guests’ comfort, exploration and personal wellbeing.
The Ven joins the Tribute Portfolio, a growing global family of characterful, independent hotels drawn together by their passion for captivating design and their drive to create vibrant social scenes for guests and locals alike. As guests arrive at The Ven, they will walk into an expansive lobby that will feature floor-to-ceiling windows looking onto famed Massachusetts Avenue, providing the perfect sociable summit to mingle with friends and build new connections. A bespoke playlist from Soundry Music will evoke an energetic vibe and can be downloaded by visitors to enjoy on future journeys. Local Dupont Circle partner, Valley Brook Tea will provide guests with an introduction to the worldly craft of tea service, with an On Demand pour over tea instruction. When evenings call for rest and rejuvenation, an essential oils bar is available for guests to create a personalized scented sachet bag, creating a lasting memento of calm and contentment.
The Ven will have a captivating Scandinavian-inspired design created with simplicity and minimalism in mind. Guests will soak up and experience vibrant social spaces with pops of pink and blue, blonde wood tones throughout the property, arched passageways, custom-made furnishings, and a Gallery level featuring rotating art from local, national and international artists that will instill curiosity and joy in guests. Four times per day guests can transport themselves to the geographic phenomenon of the Northern Lights, with a digital light installation and guided meditation.
The Ven’s unique gift shop, The Exchange, will feature curated items from local vendors and products from companies that sell ethically sourced goods. The hotel will also feature three flexible meeting spaces designed to accommodate bespoke and intimate gatherings of up to 25 people.
In spring 2021, The Ven will be debuting its Rooftop Pool & Bar featuring weekend yoga classes in partnership with Epic Yoga. The hotel will also be unveiling Fred & Stilla, a full-service restaurant in a living room setting that will offer local and fresh programming. A variety of breakfast essentials will be provided by local Nordic food purveyor, Mikko, and in the evenings a convivial bar scene will inspire warmth and connection.
“We are thrilled to start welcoming guests to The Ven in January and are excited to be a part of the Tribute Portfolio,” said Jennifer Goodman, General Manager of The Ven at Embassy Row. “The hotel features various elements and experiences that will make it the perfect destination for both locals and those visiting the city.”
The Ven will be following the guidelines from Marriott’s Commitment to Clean policy. The hotel will add floor decals to aid in social distancing, frequently clean and disinfect common areas, place hand sanitizing stations throughout the lobby, remove nonessential items from guestrooms including magazines and ice buckets, install physical barriers such as plexiglass, utilize hospital-grade disinfectants throughout the rooms on items such as light switches and faucet handles, require employees and guests to use face coverings in public areas, and implement mobile technology to allow for contactless check-in and mobile keys.