Park Hyatt Washington

Contemporary style in Washington, D.C.
VERIFIED LUXURY
Tucked away in Washington, D.C.’s West End neighborhood, Park Hyatt Washington offers a sleek urban escape in the capital city. That's thanks to interiors created by famed designer Tony Chi, who used a decidedly neutral palette to dress the contemporary space, from the spacious, minimalist lobby to the streamlined guest rooms. For a larger hotel — there are 216 rooms — Park Hyatt Washington manages to make the experience feel residential, with touches such as custom-made bath amenities and limestone-clad bathrooms.

The upscale hotel is a popular gathering spot for both guests and locals. President Barack Obama has been known to stop in at the onsite restaurant, Blue Duck Tavern, which is famous for its apple pie (hence the wooden apples you’ll see in all the guest rooms). The onsite Tea Cellar is a unique spot for indulging in teas from around the world (with a focus on Asian varietals).
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Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Georgetown. While you aren’t necessarily sitting on top of the famous monuments, Washington, D.C. hotel is a short stroll from plenty of great sights, wonderful shopping and delicious restaurants.
  • The luxury hotel is set back from the main drag, so you don’t feel as if you’re in a huge city. In fact, the streets are quite narrow, giving the appearance that you’re in a quiet neighborhood.
  • Revamped in 2006 by interior designer Tony Chi, Park Hyatt Washington is both cozy and elegant at once. 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.
Things to Know
  • Spring brings the famous cherry blossoms, which blanket the nation’s capital in a powdery pink hue. Summer can be quite hot in D.C., but it’s a great time to take advantage of the terrace at Park Hyatt’s signature restaurant, Blue Duck Tavern.
  • Early fall is beautiful in the city because the leaves explode with vibrant colors and the air is crisp. Winter in Washington, D.C. is usually mild, though there are a number of days that are well below freezing.
  • 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.
  • The Washington, D.C. hotel also boasts the Tea Cellar, a place where you can enjoy over 50 varieties from around the world, go on a sampling journey with the property tea expert or even host a tea party.
The Rooms
  • Though there are 216 rooms at Park Hyatt Washington, it still feels like a welcoming boutique hotel. The West End property was given a new look in 2006 by famed interior designer Tony Chi, so the rooms have an updated style to them.
  • The sleek accommodations are spacious (rooms start at 336 square feet) and space-conscious (in-room shelving, wall-mounted TVs) at the same time.
  • In each and every guest room, you’ll find a carved wooden apple — a nod to the famous apple pie served in the signature restaurant, Blue Duck Tavern.
  • Larger rooms sport swivel TVs, which allows you to catch your favorite show in the sitting area, then move to the bedroom by simply rotating the bookcase-mounted TV without having to remember which channel you were watching.
  • The décor is sophisticated, but not so much that you can’t relax. The butter-yellow armchairs and light wood furniture are welcoming. The crisp white bed linens are irresistible.
The Restaurants
  • Dining is one of the larger appeals of Park Hyatt Washington, thanks to its signature restaurant Blue Duck Tavern. The popular establishment serves up classic American cuisine in a setting that feels more like a friend’s home than a dining room.
  • Guests can enter the restaurant through the pastry pantry, offering a glimpse of the sweets that will come — don’t miss the apple pie, it’s delicious.
  • But the real show here is the open kitchen: Blue Duck Tavern’s open area is center stage and literally has no walls between it and the dining room.
  • The food is seasonal and hearty; think watermelon salad and shaved pork lomo or wood-oven fired, 30-day dry-aged New York strip. Blue Duck Tavern is open for breakfast and dinner daily, lunch Monday through Friday and brunch on the weekends.
  • The lounge is another popular spot, courtesy of its glass-enclosed booths that are perfect for conducting a meeting that can be seen but not heard. The dining style here is more shared plates than every man for himself, but that doesn’t mean you can’t hog a Maine lobster roll or braised beef short ribs all to yourself.
Getting There
1201 24th Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20037
TEL202-789-1234
NEARBY AIRPORT(S)
DCA (10-14 min)   IAD   BWI  
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