The W Washington DC has taken the wraps off of a $50 million redesign that includes a number of changes to its meeting and event space.
The 326-room hotel says that its 12,000 square feet of meeting space received a complete transformation, including the Great Room, which now has new, angled LED ceiling lights with changeable colors to match any theme; a built-in bar for guests to order cocktails without stepping too far away from the dance floor; and custom carpeting that evokes a map of the city's streets.
The hotel has three event space options, including Altitude, a rooftop ballroom with private access to POV, the hotel’s rooftop space that offers direct views of the White House. Located on the ground floor, Studio meeting rooms, with built-in pre-function space, provide natural sunlight and retractable room dividers to accommodate up to 230 guests. The Focus meeting room, a new addition, offers an intimate space for a meeting or a private celebration with a view on the action below by overlooking the Living Room, the W brand’s take on the traditional hotel lobby concept.
The POV rooftop space and the Living Room also received a refresh. POV has been transformed into a true year-round space with the addition of floor-to-ceiling retractable glass windows on the Terrace and windows that open out in the Lounge. The menu serves cocktails by the Amsterdam-based collective Cocktail Professor and an all-day “ocean to table” concept menu of seafood-driven dishes.
The redesigned Living Room is home to a waterfall pays homage to the city’s monuments that make use of water, along with other design touches that reference the city’s culture and history. All of the property’s guestrooms and suites were also refreshed.
Finally, the project added two new food and beverage concepts: Cherry and Corner Office, both helmed by local chef William Morris. Showcasing an open fire kitchen, Cherry's menu centers around a 15-foot custom-built Infierno Grillworks wood-fired grill, which is said to be the largest in the D.C. area. Corner Office serves wood-fired pizzas with 38 rotating taps and a Master Cicerone-trained staff.