Dec 10, 2018: Washington, D.C. – Known as a second home to generations of DC insiders and social elite for nearly a century, the iconic Fairfax at Embassy Row has unveiled an extensive renovation of its ground floor common areas. Designed by the acclaimed Rockwell Group, the landmark property’s new multi-functional design reflects the fluid lifestyle of today’s luxury clientele, providing integrated communal spaces for work and play, as well as private areas for more discreet interactions. Its inspired fresh new look and feel is defined by expansive open areas, light-flooded spaces, and an inviting casual elegance that reflects a sense of place and community.
“Through the redesign of this very special landmark property, we have created an inspired gathering place for locals and tourists alike in the heart of the city; our associates are pleased to be able to reveal the changes and serve the community,” says General Manager David Hendrix. “The new open environment and modern theme complements our classic design, with an engaging living-room-style setting and for neighbors and guests to enjoy. And while the overall layout and aesthetic has been transformed, what remains unchanged is the emotional attachment that so many have for this beloved hotel,” he adds.
Rockwell Group has reimagined the Fairfax at Embassy Row’s ground floor reception, lobby, and dining venues with a “classic elegance meets modern” aesthetic offering a sophisticated multi-functional design. The neutral material palette includes pops of emerald green and warm walnut wood elements. Comfortable and luxurious furniture create spaces that encourage lingering and lounging, and conveys an intimate residential feel. The hotel’s curated artwork collection connects D.C.’s rich art collection and museums to the landmark building, and includes custom murals depicting city views, portraits and landscapes.