D.C.'s Dupont Circle Hotel Gets a Revamp


Fans of Washington’s vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood may be interested to learn of the comprehensive renovation of The Dupont Circle Hotel. The talents of Swedish-born interior architect Martin Brudnizki and Irish designer Clodagh have combined to reinvent the 312-room property. All the accommodations have been redesigned and, in many cases, reconfigured. The new two-bedroom Penthouse Suite comes with a heated outdoor terrace with views of the Washington Monument.

Brudnizki, whose recent projects have included Baur’s restaurant at the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich, and Annabel’s, London’s most fashionable nightclub, has restyled the Pembroke restaurant, now a dramatic space with coral-toned banquettes, a marble-topped bar and a huge seasonal terrace. He has also created Doyle, a clublike, midcentury-modern bar-lounge, which similarly affords panoramic views of the Circle. Guests at the hotel are just steps from the Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of modern art, as well as Kramerbooks & Afterwords, a celebrated independent bookstore and café.

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