by Veronica Grecu
Washington—The nation’s capital will get its first Curio Collection hotel in the heart of Washington, D.C. Hilton announced that the former DoubleTree Hotel will reopen as The Darcy, Curio Collection next summer, after a complex renovation.
Ideally located at 1515 Rhode Island Ave., NW., just six blocks from the White House, the new boutique hotel will have 226 guest rooms and 5,500 square feet of meeting and event space, which will allow for flexible room sizes and include contemporary audio and visual options. Visitors will have access to a long list of upscale amenities such as a fitness center, business services, room service, valet parking and concierge services.
The Darcy will feature a new restaurant, The Siren, which will be led by Chefs Robert Wiedmaier and Brian McBride, while celebrity Chef David Guas will lead Lil’B, the hotel’s intimate coffee shop and eatery.
“The Darcy’s ideal location, within walking distance to Washington, D.C.’s major attractions, will be a huge draw for guests desiring an authentic, high-energy and high-quality experience that reflects and enhances Scott Circle, making it a perfect fit for the collection,” said Matt Wehling, senior vice president of development – North America, Hilton.
According to The Washington Business Journal, the former DoubleTree Hotel was purchased by KHP Capital Partners for $65 million from Florida-based Xenia Hotels & Resorts in May this year.
Hilton’s Curio Collection was launched back in 2014 and currently operates more than 30 hotels and resorts in the U.S.
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