Kimpton Carlyle Hotel Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. is thrilled to announce two new updates: a redesigned look to evoke an inviting, modern feel in the hotel’s Taylor Room, a premiere gathering space suitable for meeting and events of up to 200 guests, and the debut of a custom photographic display by local artist Golie Miameeinstalled on all guest room floors.
The Taylor Room’s new design and signature artwork add to the hotel’s Art Deco-inspired vibe as first conceptualized by world-renowned artist Michele Oka Doner. The changes further enhance the hyper-local feel of Kimpton Carlyle Hotel with nods to the surrounding Dupont Circle neighbourhood woven subtly within the artwork and throughout the 198-room boutique hotel.
In close collaboration with the hotel’s owner Foxhall Partners and using feedback from local planners to develop the new look, Kimpton Carlyle Hotel Dupont Circle’s 1,475 square foot Taylor Room has received a complete upgrade in both function and design. Named for famous local jazz pianist and composer Billy Taylor, the Taylor Room is best suited for receptions, meetings or events of up to 200 guests.
Its newly debuted creative and inviting decor features warm, enveloping colors throughout as well as an energetic, fresh green diagonally painted accent wall reminiscent of summer grass to provide a touch of nature while creating visual interest.
Mixing the new color palette with a loft-like industrial feel, an original exposed brick wall immediately catches the eye and showcases exposed Edison-style light fixtures. Similar to the design of the hotel’s in-house restaurant, The Riggsby, led by James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schlow, the room displays signature black and white prints as well as two anchor art pieces by Schlow’s wife and talented mixed-media artist Adrienne Schlow.
The Taylor Room is also outfitted with three large drop-down projection screens, ceiling speakers wired to play music or for direct plug-in microphones that allow for simple event set-up, as well as the addition of a charging station where attendees can juice up cell phones and laptops in one of four dual USB and standard outlets designed for optimal charging.
Guests can also charge up by indulging in cuisine from the hotel’s restaurant The Riggsby, which expertly provides all catering for meetings and events at Kimpton Carlyle Hotel, offering creative and customizable menus from James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schlow. In addition to the Taylor Room, the hotel has two other function spaces: Horn, a 400 square foot executive boardroom named for musician and Washington native Shirley Horn which seats up to 12 guests, and Ellington, named for local jazz icon Duke Ellington, with over 800 square feet, a space fit for meetings or events of up to 70 guests.
Golie Maimee Photography Installation
To complement the hotel’s already robust collection of artwork from Michele Oka Doner, Adrienne Schlow and rotating works throughout the public spaces, Kimpton Carlyle Hotel Dupont Circle has added custom works in collaboration with Julie Ratner of Artworx Consultants and local digital artist Golie Miamee.
The pieces now lining the hotel’s hallways are displays of photographs brushed on aluminum that pulsating with color and blur the lines between indoors and out, bringing the local neighbourhood feel surrounding the hotel into the space.
Beckoning curiosity and engagement, the graphically manipulated photographs showcase local scenes of Dupont Circle as well as the surrounding embassies, nearby historic buildings, The Riggsby and the hotel itself. The eclectic collection of photographs melds with the hotel’s Art Deco architectural details and fixtures, creating an experiential symphony celebrating the coexistence of nature and people.