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The interior design style of The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. is traditional with some modern updates. The hotel boasts an impressive collection of contemporary art, and you should inquire at the concierge if you’d like to take a self-guided tour. The brick building blends dark woods and an Old World elegance that simultaneously feels modern thanks to numerous windows and unexpectedly casual spaces like the glass, wood and metal Westend Bistro. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel, which underwent a lobby and guest room renovation in 2008, has added sophisticated touches such as all-white beds and patterned sofas in colors like seafoam green and brown, but for the most part, the décor is relatively traditional. The attached Sports Club/LA is the hotel’s most modern component — the all-glass facade of the building offers gym-goers excellent natural light. The 11-story building is not particularly tall in deference to Washington D.C.’s height codes. The meeting facilities, the largest luxury meeting rooms in D.C., are located below ground and feature the most traditional décor, including fabric wall-coverings, elegant chandeliers and a dramatic staircase entry.