Main Photo: Mason & Rook Hotel Washington D.C., to be managed by Viceroy Hotels & Resorts
Date: June 2019
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Name: Mason & Rook D.C. – to be renamed Viceroy Washington D.C. in 2020, once renovated and Donovan Hotel D.C.
No. of Keys: 178 & 193
Owner: Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, a publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) organised in December 2009 to opportunistically acquire and invest in upper upscale, full service hotel and resort properties located in or near urban markets in major United States gateway cities. They own some 50 hotels across the USA including 8 in Washington D.C. under several brands from Marriott, Accor, IHG and Mondrian.
Viceroy Hotels & Resorts last week announce the brand has been selected by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust to take over management of Donovan Hotel D.C. and Mason & Rook Hotel D.C. as of July 1, 2019, adding the east coast properties to the brand’s expanding portfolio of vibe-led luxury hotels and its entry into the Washington, D.C. market.
Mason & Rook is located in D.C.’s dynamic 14th Street corridor —the trendy eating and drinking epi-centre offering a metropolitan alternative to traditional D.C. hotels. The neighbourhood has organically grown over the past few years and is now the destination of choice for pioneering Washingtonians to open up shop and D.C.’s hip and hungry crowd to gather. Just off of Thomas Circle lies Donovan Hotel. This prime location offers a wealth of social and cultural activities with close proximity to the Metro, the Convention Centre and White House.
Mason & Rook’s 178 rooms—including 18 suites—are some of the largest in the city thanks to its former life as an apartment building. Its signature restaurant, Radiator, emits a vibe that’s lively, trendsetting and unscripted, which pairs well with the hotel’s rooftop bar and pool scene.
The 193-room Donovan Hotel D.C. is known for its sleek modern design, unparalleled views from popular rooftop bar and event venue DNV Rooftop. The hotel will begin interior renovations late 2019 led by Dawson Design Group, the same firm that designed three of the Viceroy Hotels & Resorts’ San Francisco-based hotels: Hotel Zelos, Hotel Zetta and Hotel Zeppelin. When renovations are complete in 2020, the property will operate under a new name and become part of The Viceroy Urban Retreats.
“Washington, D.C. has long been a destination we’ve had our eyes on and we’re thrilled to expand our presence on the east coast,” said Bill Walshe, CEO of Viceroy Hotels & Resorts. “We look forward to continuing our valued relationship with Pebblebrook and also embracing and becoming part of the dynamic neighbourhoods in which these two hotels are located.”
Viceroy Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio currently includes 12 hotels in destinations across the U.S., Mexico and Saint Lucia. The brand’s pipeline includes the addition of Serbia in late 2019 with properties under development in Bocas Del Toro, Panama; Algarve, Portugal; and Cartagena, Colombia to follow.
THPT Comment: Interesting that Viceroy was chosen rather then some of the bigger brands that Pebblebrook has a relationship with…good on them
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