Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has completed a multimillion-dollar redesign to Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC. The building, a National Historic Landmark and the original General Post Office in the District, has been richly renewed with elegant design to all spaces including the Washington, D.C. hotel’s grand living room style lobby, hallway corridors, all 183 guest rooms and 16 luxe suites as well as its three impressive meeting and event spaces.
Hotel Monaco’s new bold design, reimagined by San Francisco-based Paletteur, pays homage to the building and city’s classical architecture along with deep roots in American politics and history while honoring the hotel’s unique fusion of traditional and contemporary.
In addition, longtime Penn Quarter gathering place Poste Moderne Brasserie will permanently close its doors on May 31 to make room for a new restaurant in DC from Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in fall 2016. While details for the forthcoming restaurant are still being finalized, Executive Chef Kyoo Eom will remain in place to direct the culinary program. Poste’s iconic patio will close on April 25 to begin construction on an improved outdoor space featuring an expanded glass atrium to accommodate more guests during all seasons. Since opening in 2002, Poste has been a favorite dining destination in the local restaurant community, developing some of DC’s most talented chefs and regularly earning spots on Washingtonian’s “100 Best Restaurants List.”
Hotel Monaco’s 7,000 square feet of meeting and event space features new décor that reflects the same regal and classical aesthetic throughout the three rooms. The Washington DC hotel’s premier event space, the Paris Ballroom is a former library created for the Postmaster General on the fourth floor of the building that features a dramatic dome skylight and classical columns and can host up to 300 guests for receptions, while the Athens Room can accommodate up to 200 guests reception style and the Tokyo Boardroom is ideal for small meetings of up to 16 people.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC is located at 700 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004.
Kimpton is owned by Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) and has 60 hotels in 30 U.S. cities.