The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.
Washington, District of Columbia
2100 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
THE FAIRFAX AT EMBASSY ROW OPERATIONAL UPDATE
ISSUED MARCH 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM EST
Out of an abundance of caution, The Fairfax at Embassy Row will temporarily suspend operations effective 11 am on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. We anticipate the hotel will be closed through August 31, 2020, and look forward to welcoming guests again soon.
If you have any questions, please call 1-855-559-8899 or email us at email@example.com. We recommend you check back with us before visiting.
We sincerely appreciate your understanding during these challenging and uncharted times. On behalf of our entire team we thank you for your business, wish you safe, healthy travels and look forward to seeing you in the not so distant future.
Classic Elegance Meets Modern
The Fairfax at Embassy Row is an approachable, upscale, and historic icon with a recent modernization to its public space. The classically current feel and openness of the multi-functional common areas give the hotel a brand new appeal to established and growing business professionals, diplomatic/ international guests, and its local neighbors. Choose to work quietly by the fireplace in the common spaces or join a group conversation. Enjoy one of the 259 elegantly appointed sleeping rooms. Mix and mingle in The Sally, the cocktail-centric small-plates restaurant; stop in The Market for a grab and go bite or locally sourced cup - of- joe in the mornings and afternoon. It is all about the convenience, ease and elegance at The Fairfax.
Nestled among world-class boutiques, unrivaled dining and iconic monuments, The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C. is perfectly situated in Dupont Circle, one of Washington’s most vibrant neighborhoods. With the Dupont Circle Metro less than two blocks away from the hotel, famed Washington, D.C. attractions such as The White House, National Mall, and the Lincoln Memorial are at your fingertips.
The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C. is a proud recipient of the prestigious AAA Three Diamond Award.
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The Fairfax at Embassy Row Renovation Reveal--Washington Business Journal
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The Legendary Fairfax at Embassy Row
Posted February 28, 2020
A Communal Atmosphere That Combines
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THE LEGENDARY FAIRFAX AT EMBASSY ROW INTRODUCES A SLEEK, TRANSFORMATIVE LOOK AND CELEBRATES A NEW ERA AS THE NEIGHBORHOOD’S GATHERING SPOT
A Communal Atmosphere That Combines the Property’s Classic Architecture with New, Welcoming Open Spaces That Evolve from Day into Night
Washington, D.C. – Known as a second home to generations of DC insiders and social elite for nearly a century, the iconic Fairfax at Embassy Row has unveiled an extensive renovation of its ground floor common areas. Designed by the acclaimed Rockwell Group, the landmark
property’s new multi-functional design reflects the fluid lifestyle of today’s luxury clientele, providing integrated communal spaces for work and play, as well as private areas for more discreet interactions. Its inspired fresh new look and feel is defined by expansive open areas, light-flooded spaces, and an inviting casual elegance that reflects a sense of place and community.
“Through the redesign of this very special landmark property, we have created an inspired gathering place for locals and tourists alike in the heart of the city; our associates are pleased to be able to reveal the changes and serve the community,” says General Manager David Hendrix. “The new open environment and modern theme complements our classic design, with an engaging living-room-style setting and for neighbors and guests to enjoy. And while the overall layout and aesthetic has been transformed, what remains unchanged is the emotional attachment that so many have for this beloved hotel,” he adds.
Rockwell Group has reimagined the Fairfax at Embassy Row’s ground floor reception, lobby, and dining venues with a “classic elegance meets modern” aesthetic offering a sophisticated multi-functional design. The neutral material palette incudes pops of emerald green and warm walnut wood elements. Comfortable and luxurious furniture create spaces that encourage
lingering and lounging, and conveys an intimate residential feel. The hotel’s curated artwork collection connects D.C.’s rich art collection and museums to the landmark building, and includes custom murals depicting city views, portraits and landscapes.
The sweeping new lobby features an expansive and open reception space, and spacious seating area with low tables and a sculptural sofa. An oversized glass wall is located directly behind the front desk and serves as a periphery between the lobby and The Sally restaurant and lounge.
Named for a member of the prominent 18th century Fairfax family, this stylish dining venue features a marble bar with zinc accents, dark wood floors, and an eclectic mix of modern and vintage furniture. Executive Chef Ricardo Planas, a French trained chef who has managed kitchens around the globe, is at the helm of this eatery and cocktail centric bar. American-
fusion small plates offer locally-sourced cheese, meat, and produce selected from the nearby Dupont Circle Farmers Market. The bar reveals top-shelf spirits, wines, and local draft and bottled beers. The Sally also features a seasonal outdoor patio overlooking Massachusetts Avenue.
Additional dining and entertainment options include The Market, a café and pantry offering
lounge and dining seating, with a whimsical ping pong table available for guests’ enjoyment. Light breakfast fare, as well as locally-sourced beer, wine, and hot beverages, are available throughout the day. Just beyond The Market sits The Nook, a library-style gathering area with pool table, fireplace and sectional couches. Traditional-molded ceilings, bold columns with integrated lighting, and antique mirrors enhance the warm atmosphere. These fun and casual spaces provide the ideal setting to get down to business, meet up with friends, or simply unwind after a long day of work or leisure activities.
About The Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel
The Fairfax at Embassy Row is a Washington D.C. landmark, rich with history that spans more than 90 years. For nearly a century, it has welcomed countless political icons from President Dwight Eisenhower to George H.W. Bush. With 259 guest rooms, the iconic property continues to welcomes guests in classic style with uncompromising levels of service. For more information, visit www.fairfaxhoteldc.com.
About Pyramid Hotel Group
The hotel is operated by Pyramid Hotel Group, a privately held, Boston-based hotel company with over 100 hotels under management, comprising over 26,000 rooms and 12,000 employees. Pyramid Hotel Group, ranked among the largest U.S. hotel management companies by independent sources, provides hotel management, asset management and project management services to a diverse portfolio of hotel assets ranging from select-service to world-class resorts. Pyramid Hotel Group is a franchisee of all major hotel brand companies and an operator of unique independent hotels and resorts. Additional information is available at www.pyramidhotelgroup.com.
About Preferred Hotels & Resorts
The Fairfax at Embassy Row is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Connect Collection, an international portfolio of hotels that connect people to friends and family, business associates, and interesting neighborhoods. Inspired by local culture, the smart, well-appointed, eclectic, and welcoming hotels within this collection seamlessly combine value with comfort and convenience to relax one’s busy, on-the-road life. All guests of The Fairfax at Embassy Row are eligible to enroll in the I Prefer hotel rewards program, which extends points redeemable for cash-value Reward Certificates, elite status, and special benefits such as complimentary Internet to members upon every stay at more than 650 participating Preferred Hotels & Resorts locations worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.preferredhotels.com.
Based in New York with a satellite office in Madrid, Rockwell Group is an interdisciplinary architecture and design firm that emphasizes innovation and thought leadership in every project. Founded by David Rockwell, FAIA, and led by David and partners Shawn Sullivan and Greg Keffer, the 250-person firm uses theater, technology, and finely-wrought craft to create extraordinary experiences and built environments across the globe. Projects include the Union Square Cafe (New York); the Hayes Theater (New York); W Hotels (New York, Paris, Madrid, Suzhou, Singapore and Vieques); Nobu restaurants and hotels worldwide; The Shed in New York in collaboration with Diller Scofidio + Renfro; The Anthem (Washington, D.C.); NeueHouse (New York and Los Angeles); TED Theater (Vancouver); and set designs for Lobby Hero, She Loves Me, and Kinky Boots. Honors and recognition include 2016 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Scenic Design for She Loves Me; the AIANY President’s Award; the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award; and the Presidential Design Award. For more information, please visit www.rockwellgroup.com.