One of the aspects of hotel builds we're finding most interesting is the level of attention to detail paid to even the smallest elements of a hotel build. The photos above and below are from Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown's model room. They may look like just a half-finished bathroom wall, but several weeks ago, it was a fully functional bathroom. The property team felt that the space as designed didn't suit the needs of the potential guest - the shower area wasn't large enough, the handles placed too high in the wall, and the tile too light. And so out it went, to be replaced by a more friendly design.
In the final product, all rooms will feature a large media wall (which will house the flat-screen television) as well as a touch pad display on the entry wall, which will allow guests to see the day's weather as well as control all aspects of their in-room comfort, including temperature.
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