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Revamped in 2006 by interior designer Tony Chi, Park Hyatt Washington is both cozy and elegant at once. The lobby is decked out in blond wood and feels more like a collection of spaces than various rooms that lead you to the property’s signature restaurant, Blue Duck Tavern. Throughout the first floor, you’ll spot rocking chairs, which are actually custom-made in Vermont — and no, you can’t buy them from the hotel. The eye-catching part of the lobby is definitely the piece of art in the form of two glass boxes with photographs of cherry blossoms inside.
The lobby’s residential feel continues into the guest rooms with wooden accents, warm buttery armchairs and a muted color palette. There’s also plenty of local flavor sprinkled in the hotel’s décor. In each of the rooms, you’ll find wooden apples (a nod to the delicious apple pie at Blue Duck Tavern), American heritage books and carved wooden ducks.
And you can’t have a hotel in D.C. without a bit of patriotic flair — behind the front desk is a red burlap wall that is broken up by stark white columns and the restaurant’s chef’s table is backed by a blue burlap wall. Put these together and you can help but feel the hotel’s proud American heritage.