WASHINGTON—Yotel has begun the conversion of the Liaison Washington Capitol Hill, Yotel’s first-ever acquisition and transition. Yotel Washington D.C. is expected to open this fall.
The hotel is moving forward with branding and incorporating Yotel’s signature technology and adaptable design as part of a multimillion-dollar, full-property reconstruction and remodel. The property will remain open through the transition.
Set to begin this spring, the transition will include a full modernization and transformation of hotel rooms into signature Yotel cabins, and the lobby into the brand’s staple Mission Control area outfitted with airline-style check-in kiosks. With more than 21,000 sq. ft. of adaptable meetings and events space, all hotel conference areas and private rooms will undergo design and technology enhancements to provide an even more connected offering.
Regarded as a Capitol Hill staple for its regionally influenced cuisine, Art and Soul restaurant will see an evolution of both the restaurant space and from scratch signature dishes under the direction of Executive Chef Douglas Alexander. The hotel’s rooftop terrace will also undergo a complete renovation, accommodating for greater F&B space atop one of the largest rooftops and pool decks in the area.
Yotel Washington D.C. will begin construction of the brand’s never-before-seen cabins. Upon completion, guests will have the choice of 136 Premium King cabins and 266 First Class cabins in both King and Queen/Queen cabin types.
“We are part of a progressive culture and movement here on The Hill and we’re incredibly proud to be the first hotel to usher in a new generation of Yotel travel experiences to complement this evolving neighborhood,” said Shawn Jervis, GM. “Yotel is at the forefront of innovation, hospitality and design and we look forward to showing visitors a fresh way to stay on Capitol Hill.”
Currently, the hotel is fully functional, accepting reservations for all room types, and at Art and Soul restaurant where Chef Alexander serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily as well as a weekend brunch. The rooftop bar and pool will reopen this summer serving seasonal fare, as it does annually, after which Yotel will transition the space to become Sky Bar.
“Our rapid global expansion is very exciting and further asserts our prominence in the U.S. and on the world stage. We have a proven track record operating globally with hotels in many of the key feeder markets to Washington—Boston, New York, San Francisco and Europe,” said Hubert Viriot, CEO of YOTEL. “Furthermore, the hotel offering in Washington is fairly traditional and Yotel is ready to introduce our cleverly designed cabins ideal for short and long stays.”
The transition follows the 2019 Yotel acquisition announcement of the Liaison Washington Capitol Hill hotel by partners Metrovest Equities and BLDG Management.
Yotel Washington D.C. marks the brand’s tenth hotel under development or open in the U.S. with hotels in New York, Boston, San Francisco, Miami, Atlanta and Long Island City and four YotelPad properties in Miami, Atlanta, Park City and Mammoth.