Hello from the capital,
There’s an awful lot of buzz around Washington, D.C. these days. Maybe you’ve been paying attention and caught some of this fascinating news. In case you’ve missed it, which we have no idea how you could, here’s the skinny. The newly opened hotel, The Darcy is a stylish and upscale addition to the nation’s capital, located walking distance from Dupont Circle and the White House in the heart of Washington, D.C. The design-forward hotel draws inspiration from the fast-moving, cosmopolitan community around it, welcoming travelers with distinctive details, creative programming and local partnerships. This is good news coming from this area and we love being privy to it and are excited to share it with you.We think you’ll love it here. The design combines European-style elements of rich wood tones with pops of distressed metals and bright colors to create a high-end-yet-edgy vibe throughout. Each of The Darcy’s 226 rooms, including 37 suites, is at once tailored, clean and quiet, yet inspiring and fun. Thoughtful details include a focus on artwork, with bright, silhouetted profiles over bed headboards (a nod to the local tradition of portraiture), a menswear-inspired color palette of forest green and medium greys, and subtle nods to D.C., like botanical art prints and decorative pillows portraying city symbols such as cherry blossoms and magnolia trees. What really sets the property apart is its dedication to local partnerships. For business travelers or guests with last-minute occasions to attend, local menswear designer Read Wall has created The Darcy’s Haberdashery, a vintage trunk filled with accessories like ties and cuff links available to rent or purchase. The hotel’s innovative kids programming ensures a fun stay for all family members visiting The Darcy, including an ice cream truck play-tent set up in-room for families who book a suite and The Darcy’s “Gear Shop” outfitted with high-end strollers, bikes, scooters and more for exploring the neighborhood. The property also offers signature ice cream sandwiches and a backpack program, which lends out thoughtfully designed themed Darcy bags of maps and activities, like the “Darcy Detective,” “Hip Historian” and the “Mini Monet.” At the end of the day, guests can relax at either the nightly pop-up cocktail tasting in the hotel lobby, or by requesting the hotel’s “secret” cocktail cart and mixologist to come to your room; both the tasting and the cocktail cart feature local favorites Green Hat Gin and Element Shrub drinking vinegars. The onsite dining options tap local culinary talent as well, including Siren, a seafood-driven restaurant by acclaimed Chef Robert Wiedmaier, as well as Lil B Coffee & Eatery from Chef David Guas, with a New Orleans-inspired menu and style.
You’re going to enjoy yourself here. More to come…