KKAD are working their design magic again!
Kraig Kalashian and the firm were chosen to renovate the iconic Washington Hilton Hotel, located in the trendy neighborhood of Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. You know, that dramatic wing-shaped, symmetrical double-arch, mid-century brutalist structure? Yes, that’s the one!
Built in 1965 by American brutalist architect, Charles Taber. The hotel features 1,110 rooms and is recognized as one of the nation’s largest conference centers, and hosts the annual Whitehouse Correspondents Association dinner. The hotel is also the site of the attempted assassination of President Reagan. For this, it was placed the list of National Historic Places.
The hotel will undergo the first phase of construction in September. Renovations will include a multi-million dollar makeover of the Lobby, as well as a redesign of the Restaurant, Lobby Bar, the Honor’s Lounge, and grab & go pantry, Herb N’ Kitchen. Completion is slated for early 2017.
The design team at KKAD will reimagine the space as it was at the height of the midcentury design era and incorporate a high-end mix of retro-inspired & contemporary furnishings and lighting. Think clean lines, curved shapes, bent wood and those little pops of avocado green, burnt orange, cherry red, sage and copper. Design geeks are going to love this!
The second phase will focus on the renovation of these outdated beige guest rooms. Just saying!
KKAD creates memorable spaces that guests can’t stop raving about. As with the Queen + Crescent Hotel/Bar in New Orleans and the latest historic renovation of the Hotel Phillips in Kansas City, there is no doubt that KKAD will leave an indelible mark as they work their magic on the Washington Hilton Hotel. Check in for more news and photos on their progress.