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Modern Luxury – April, 2019

The Fairfax at Embassy Row Grand Opening Made History

THE PARTY – The Fairfax has elegantly stood as a gathering place for Embassy Row’s elite for nearly a century, but a revamp of its common areas has given it iconic status in the modern age. That’s why 200 DC power players headed to the landmark to get a first look and raise a cheer to the destination (operated by Pyramid Hotel Group), its designers (Rockwell Group) and their vision. THE PEOPLE – VIPs, including DC magazine Woman of Style Kelly Collis and Editor-in-Chief Kristen Schott (Modern Luxury was an event partner), hair stylist Jerome Obry and the ever-stylish Barnette Holston wandered into The Nook to try their hand at chess. And at The SALLY, they posed in front of a custom mural, then stretched out on the emerald-green velvet sofas and nibbled on lobster ceviche from laid-back executive chef Ricardo Planas. BEST IN SHOW – General Manager David Hendrix spoke on the new aesthetic of the classic space, and, together, the group toasted its transformative future.

This article was originally featured in Modern Luxury (View PDF).