~ Personality-Rich Lifestyle Hotel is Planned to Open in Dupont Circle, Steps from the Famous Circle and Fountain as well as Unique Shops, Exciting Restaurants, Buzzing Bars and More ~
An exciting new addition to Washington, D.C.’s famed Dupont Circle, The Ven at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts. The hotel will unveil its new look and welcome guests in January 2021 for the 59th inaugural ceremonies.
Located in an area known for its art, culture, cuisine and embassies, The Ven will be reflective of the vibrant neighborhood it calls home. Offering style and international flair in a sophisticated yet comfortable environment, The Ven will implement various elements and touchpoints reflective of the Danish and Norwegian concept of hygge; design meant to encourage guests’ comfort, exploration and personal wellbeing. Upon opening, guests can take advantage of a variety of offers such as the Stay For Breakfast Package which includes a delectable and nutritious breakfast in bed for two, and the Staycation Package that allows for early check-in, late check-out and complimentary parking. During the month of January, all guests will receive a glass of champagne to toast the opening of the hotel and celebrate being some of the first visitors.
The Ven joins the Tribute Portfolio, a growing global family of characterful, independent hotels drawn together by their passion for captivating design and their drive to create vibrant social scenes for guests and locals alike. As guests arrive at The Ven, they will walk into an expansive lobby that will feature floor-to-ceiling windows looking onto famed Massachusetts Avenue, providing the perfect sociable summit to mingle with friends and build new connections. A bespoke playlist from Soundry Music will evoke an energetic vibe and can be downloaded by visitors to enjoy on future journeys. Local Dupont Circle partner, Valley Brook Tea will provide guests with an introduction to the worldly craft of tea service, with an On Demand pour over tea instruction. When evenings call for rest and rejuvenation, an essential oils bar is available for guests to create a personalized scented sachet bag, creating a lasting memento of calm and contentment. All of the oils will be derived from the flowers of the countries of the surrounding embassies.
The Ven will have a captivating Scandinavian-inspired design created with simplicity and minimalism in mind. Guests will soak up and experience vibrant social spaces with pops of pink and blue, blonde wood tones throughout the property, arched passageways, custom-made furnishings, and a Gallery level featuring rotating art from local, national and international artists that will instill curiosity and joy in guests. Four times per day guests can transport themselves to the geographic phenomenon of the Northern Lights, with a digital light installation and guided meditation.
The Ven’s unique gift shop, The Exchange, will feature curated items from local vendors and products from companies that sell ethically sourced goods. The hotel will also feature three flexible meeting spaces designed to accommodate bespoke and intimate gatherings of up to 25 people.
In spring 2021, The Ven will be debuting its Rooftop Pool & Bar featuring weekend yoga classes in partnership with Epic Yoga. The hotel will also be unveiling Fred & Stilla, a full-service restaurant in a living room setting that will offer local and fresh programming. A variety of breakfast essentials will be provided by local Nordic food purveyor, Mikko, and in the evenings a convivial bar scene will inspire warmth and connection.
“We are thrilled to start welcoming guests to The Ven in January and are excited to be a part of the Tribute Portfolio,” said Jennifer Goodman, General Manager of The Ven at Embassy Row. “The hotel features captivating elements and experiences that will make it the perfect destination for both locals and those visiting the city.”
The boutique property will feature 231 guestrooms and suites overlooking Embassy Row’s stately mansions. All of the rooms will feature STAYCAST that will allow guests to stream over 1,000 apps from their mobile device to the TV.
The Ven will be following the guidelines from Marriott’s Commitment to Clean policy. The hotel will add floor decals to aid in social distancing, frequently clean and disinfect common areas, place hand sanitizing stations throughout the lobby, remove nonessential items from guestrooms including magazines and ice buckets, install physical barriers such as plexiglass, utilize hospital-grade disinfectants throughout the rooms on items such as light switches and faucet handles, require employees and guests to use face coverings in public areas, and implement mobile technology to allow for contactless check-in and mobile keys.
About The Ven at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
The Ven at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, located in Washington D.C.’s famed Dupont Circle, will open January 2021. The hotel will offer 231 guestrooms and suites overlooking Embassy Row’s stately mansions. The Ven will feature vibrant and social areas inspired by Scandinavian design including an expansive lobby, gallery space with rotating art, and three meeting rooms. The property will also include a rooftop with a pool with robust programming, a full-service restaurant with Nordic-inspired fare, The Exchange gift shop that will offer unique and curated items, an on-demand tea ceremony, and a daily Northern Lights experience with guided meditation.
About Crescent Hotels & Resorts
Crescent Hotels & Resorts is an award winning, nationally recognized, operator of hotels and resorts. Crescent currently operates over 100 hotels & resorts in the United States & Canada. Crescent is one of the few elite management companies approved to operate upper-upscale and luxury hotels under the brand families of Marriott, Hilton & Hyatt. Crescent also operates a collection of lifestyle independent lifestyle hotels and resorts under the Latitudes Collection umbrella. Crescent’s clients include premiere REITs, private equity firms and major developers. For more information, please visit www.crescenthotels.com and
About Tribute Portfolio
Tribute Portfolio is a growing global family of characterful, independent hotels drawn together by their passion for captivating design and their drive to create vibrant social scenes for guests and locals alike. With more than 40 hotels open around the world, Tribute Portfolio has struck a chord with those who seek out independent experiences and crave a connection with the community when traveling. From boutique resorts like Inn at Rancho Santa Fe in California and urban hotels such as The Vagabond Club in Singapore; to hotels in indie-spirited locales like Noelle in Nashville and The Slaak in Rotterdam, each Tribute Portfolio hotel celebrates its individuality, offering travelers a fresh, often colorful, perspective. Stay with character and stay connected on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Tribute Portfolio is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.
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