Dupont Circle/Embassy Row Hotel Set to Open "The Rooftop"
Phase One of the $15 Million hotel transformation is nearly complete with 'The Rooftop Terrace and Pool' That overlooks Dupont Circle is set to Open in Mid-Jun. Here's the Press Release..........
Washington, D.C. – The rooftop oasis nestled atop a renowned Dupont Circle hotel is nearly ready for its close-up. The Embassy Row Hotel, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, announced today that phase one of the property’s $15 million renovation is near completion and hotel officials revealed the architectural characteristics and new menu for The Rooftop. The 4130-square-foot, open-air terrace is undergoing a comprehensive $500,000 transformation that will include an entirely refurbished 450-square-foot swimming pool and outdoor lounge area punctuated with resort cabanas and lounge seating.
A grand opening is slated for June 15, just in time for the summer pool season.
Recently appearing as a guest judge on Fox’s popular reality television cooking competition Hell’s Kitchen, Carlo de Leon, an accomplished food and beverage director, was tapped by The Embassy Row Hotel to design an entirely new culinary program that sources the finest local ingredients with a commitment to sustainability and regional flavors. De Leon is a seasoned chef in the creation of culinary menus at distinguished hotels and resorts around the country. His new select food menu creations for The Rooftop includes: local whitefish tacos, savory local sausages, hearty crab cake sandwich, ramen burger, edamame cilantro hummus, dinosaur kale salad and a signature soft grilled giant pretzel accompanied with a sweet grained mustard.
|Chef De Leon introduces DC Crab Cake Sandwiches|
“The team at The Embassy Row Hotel is passionate about embracing the DC community and the local scene,” says de Leon. “The Rooftop’s assorted bill of fare is designed to stay true to the spirit and identity of this belief and reinforces the hotel’s commitment to supporting local commerce and sustainable living.”The Rooftop is now accepting 2014 pool season applications for the exclusive membership club. For $500 per person, exclusive membership benefits include unlimited access to the pool, one complimentary guest and hotel room discounts. Limited day passes are available for the public at the hotel’s front desk for $25 per person. Hotel guests have complimentary access to the pool during their stay. The Rooftop is also available for private events with food and beverage options for up to 150 guests and perfect for birthday celebrations, wedding receptions and business functions. Membership applications and event space requests are available on the Embassy Row Hotel website at: www.embassyrowhotel.com.
|The Rooftop is almost there, with great views|
The Embassy Row Hotel is conducting a massive renovation makeover in the next year. In phase two, the hotel renovations of all nine floors and 231 guest rooms will include a new redesigned lobby, a social bar, grab-n-go barista station, new meeting space, and a new fitness studio. Decor in the guest rooms and common areas will reflect its Washington, D.C. origin, re-styled with a whimsical modern inspired design. The lobby bar will open up to outdoor seating overlooking Embassy Row and feature light bites, unique drinks, and outlets for connected visitors.
“With the delivery of the newly renovated Rooftop terrace and pool, we are delighted to unveil phase one of our renovation that exhibits a sophisticated inner-city retreat with unmatched capital views,” says Shawn Jervis, general manager. “We plan to kick off this summer season in true fashionable spirit.”The Embassy Row Hotel is located at 2015 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036