By Nancy Trejos, Dec 13, 2018: Dupont Circle’s Fairfax at Embassy Row, which has drawn diplomats and politicians for more than 90 years, has finished an extensive renovation. The hotel now has new open, communal spaces for working as well as private areas for discreet meetings.
“The new open environment and modern theme complements our classic design, with an engaging living room-style setting for neighbors and guests to enjoy,” says general manager David Hendrix. Designed by the Rockwell Group, the renovation included the ground-floor reception, lobby and dining venues. Artwork includes custom murals of city views, portraits and landscapes.
Behind the reception area is a new glass wall with a view of The SALLY restaurant and lounge. That area has a marble bar, dark wood floors and a mix of modern and vintage furniture. Executive chef Ricardo Planas, a French-trained chef, has curated a menu of American-fusion small plates using locally sourced cheese, meat and produce from the nearby Dupont Circle Farmers Market. The SALLY also has a seasonal outdoor patio overlooking Massachusetts Avenue.
Additional dining and entertainment options include The Market, a café and pantry with a whimsical ping pong table. There’s also The Nook, a library-style gathering area with a pool table, fireplace and sectional couches.
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