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.
The sweeping new lobby features an expansive and open reception space, and spacious seating area with low tables and a sculptural sofa. An oversized glass wall is located directly behind the front desk and serves as a periphery between the lobby and The SALLY restaurant and lounge.
Executive Chef Ricardo Planas, a French trained chef who has managed kitchens around the globe, is at the helm of this eatery and cocktail centric bar. The bar reveals top-shelf spirits, wines, and local draft and bottled beers.
The SALLY and the Fairfax Hotel. 2100 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008. (202) 293-2100.
This article was originally featured on The Washington Lobbyist.