Dating back more than 30 years, the Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Bethesda, Maryland, has become more modern, thanks to the completion of a $37 million renovation.
The extensive renovation affected the hotel’s 390 guestrooms, facade, lobby, meeting spaces, and event spaces. In the lobby, there is a new “Make Space,” which offers workstations with “modern technology” as well as interactive touch screens to look up information on local restaurants and trails. There are also 21 new “PURE Rooms,” which are “allergy-friendly” guestrooms. A new rooftop event space, known as The Rooftop Downtown Bethesda, has also now been added. Additionally, the 7,200-square-foot Regency Ballroom has been upgraded in order to accommodate up to 550 guests.
“Inspired by the natural landscape of the nearby Potomac River, the renovation respects the original architectural design while providing a remarkable transformation,” said Carolyn Ament, Design Director at Gensler. “Using a combination of natural materials, lighting, and comfortable, residential-style furnishings, the new design provides a welcoming atmosphere for an enhanced guest experience.”
Still, there is more to come. On April 1, the building will open the D.C. area’s largest Starbucks, spanning 2,600 square feet, according to a press release.
The architect behind the newly designed hotel, located at 7402 Wisconsin Avenue, is Gensler.