This past April, all 10 floors of Washington, D.C.'s largest luxury hotel, The Mayflower Hotel, were completely renovated at the cost of $22 million. From the restaurant to the hallways to the guest rooms, every aspect of the hotel was updated with new carpeting, new furniture, and a toned down color scheme.
Originally, the color scheme throughout the hallways and bedrooms was yellowish gold and green. Now, the color scheme is grey and white. The hallways were completely redone with new lighting, wallpaper, marble flooring, and artworks. Each of the 581 guest rooms feature brand new headboards, desks, side tables, night stands, couches, mirrors, and plush chairs. In the cabinet of each desk, there is a mini fridge.
The rooms also feature a wallpaper with a design composed of signatures from celebrities who have stayed at The Mayflower, which include Amelia Earhart and John F. Kennedy. The safes and guest robes in each room are also brand new. In the bathrooms, guests can enjoy new flooring, subway tiling, textured wallpaper as well as a new vanity. Over 20 guest rooms are also now ADA-accessible. On the ground floor, a grab-and-go option was added to the EDGAR restaurant.
The renovation began in November 2014, and there are more plans in the works for the many ballrooms and meeting rooms in the hotel. The ballrooms and meeting rooms will be "refreshed" as opposed to completely renovated in two phases, according to Michael Hennessy, director of sales at The Mayflower. The "refresh" will occur from December to January 2016 and from mid-August 2016 to mid-September 2016.
For the next four to five months, the elevators will also be reworked to strip down the wood, replace the metal, and add new lighting. To celebrate the completion of the renovation, The Mayflower is now officially part of Marriott International's Autograph Collection.
To see what the hotel looks like now, check out the photo gallery below.
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