Set in the Logan Circle neighborhood, in what was formerly the Mason & Rook hotel, the much-anticipated Viceroy Washington DC opened in mid-August with amenities such as a café and wine bar with the largest patio off of 14th Street, a rooftop offering outdoor lounging space and 178 rooms that are not only among the largest in town, but that also have things—like no-touch Google NestHub “virtual concierges” and ample workspaces—that address what guests are looking for today.
The “scenery” of the hotel is notable, as well. Past a striking mural on the façade by Brandon Hill, co-founder of No Kings Collective, guests will find spaces that pay tribute to the destination. “Our goal was to create a welcoming, neighborhood hotel that highlights the creative spirit and diversity of artistry in the District,” says Jennifer Johanson, president and CEO of California-based EDG Design, which oversaw the transformation of the building. “The hotel’s design and aesthetic were pulled from its eclectic surroundings.” Accordingly, you’ll find a gallery featuring rotating exhibits of works by local artists, a bar and restaurant that references the jazz heritage of Logan Circle and art pieces throughout that help tell the city’s story—from a cardboard collage of D.C. native Marvin Gaye to a painting of the city’s iconic cherry blossoms.
Up in the rooms, things like custom-curated jazz playlists further keep the D.C. connection going. And there’s more to come, too, including the opening of Hush, a seasonal rooftop cocktail bar, and of the contemporary Dovetail bar and restaurant. Viceroy fans will also be able to enjoy a second D.C. property from the brand when Hotel Zena opens later this year. Rates start at $225 a night.