Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Top of the Hay

Last week I visited The Hay–Adams Hotel, which is situated in one of the most prestigious locations in Washington D.C.: just across from the White House on Lafayette Park. The site was once the residence of John Hay and Henry Adams before the hotel was built in 1928. Hay was the private secretary to President Lincoln, and Adams was the great grandson of President John Adams.

Boutique hotels usually refer to a certain style or signature, and seem more personal and distinctive. In this case, the words history and tradition come to mind when you visit the hotel, which is what you would expect.

I wanted to see the new face of the hotel since it recently went through a series of renovations. The hotel’s new rooftop is titled Top of the Hay and is currently in the final stages of the renovation process. It is planned to open at the beginning of February, and will only be used for special functions. I thought it might open as a restaurant…

Scalamandré fabrics were chosen for the furnishings


Renderings of the south and east lobby and the restroom interiors

For now, I can only imagine the wonderful views of Washington D.C. that will be seen, including the White House and the soaring Washington monument in the background…whether it’s day or night!

Photos 1,7 photography by  Amal for Picture of Elegance Blog
Photos 2,3,4,5,6 courtesy of  The Hay- Adams hotel

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