Washington Marriott Georgetown Unveils New Greatroom
Tuesday March 25th, 2014 - 12:29PM CG
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WASHINGTON—Washington Marriott Georgetown located in the city’s historic Georgetown recently unveiled its new Greatroom lobby.
The reimagined Greatroom is part of the Marriott Hotels brand initiative to transform lobbies from a formal living room into a local destination, where guests can relax, socialize or get work done. The renovation is an investment by the hotel’s owners, Highgate Holdings, Inc.
“We are thrilled to introduce our new look to the neighborhood,” said Kori Johnson, general manager, Washington Marriott Georgetown. “Our guests desire interesting spaces, which create a sophisticated yet relaxing ambiance that fosters relaxation, work and social gatherings. Our Greatroom lobby has delivered that and more and we’re excited for our guests to experience our Greatroom in person.”
Whitespace Interiors, of Chicago, Ill., re-envisioned the lobby to capture the essence of Georgetown’s historic character. The furnishings complement this new aesthetic with tailored and comfortable forms that are rooted in tradition. Custom hand-woven area rugs that depict the streets and cobblestones of old Georgetown line the floor as a reminder of the hotel’s vibrant and cosmopolitan location.
“The hotel had a need for a more current and collaborative gathering area for the hotel’s guests,” said Heather O’Sullivan, principal, Whitespace Interiors. “The design delivers a compelling balance between functional and visual qualities—using warm, honest and timeless materials.”
Tags: Marriott • Hospitality • Architecure & Interiors • Construction/Renovation •
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