Located in the heart of Georgetown overlooking the C&O Canal, the hotel is a stunning example of adaptive reuse of the former American Trial Lawyers Association headquarters originally built in 1963.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 13, 2013
HITT Contracting Inc. delivered a new high-end, ultra-luxury Capella Washington, DC, Georgetown hotel just as the cherry blossom season kicked into high gear. Located in the heart of Georgetown overlooking the C&O Canal, the hotel is a stunning example of adaptive reuse of the former American Trial Lawyers Association headquarters originally built in 1963. The new $50 Million hotel is owned by Castleton Hotel Partners I, LLC and was developed by affiliate Castleton Holdings, LLC. The owners are aiming to achieve a six-star rating.
HITT undertook the construction renovation which included 49 new guest rooms and suites, a new commercial kitchen, white table cloth dining in the Grill Room, and the new Rye Bar. The 70,000 s.f. project also included the addition of a new rooftop lounge with an infinity pool overlooking the Potomac River. The project required major structural modifications to reposition the building from office space into a hotel. New high-end finishes added throughout the property include onyx walls, marble and mosaic tile showers, and plaster crown moldings. The new lobby features a marble foyer, custom furniture, and antique parquet floors. The interior and custom furniture were designed by Peter Silling, of the German-based firm Peter Silling & Associates.
“I’ve been building and renovating hotels for 15 years, and the attention to detail puts Capella in the ultra-luxury level of hotels,” said Peter Lanfranchi, Senior Vice President of HITT’s Hospitality sector.
Capella Hotels currently operate exclusive hotel and resort properties in Germany, Singapore, and two in Mexico. Additional locations in Mexico, Thailand, and Japan are also planned.