December 15, 2016 // Franchising.com // McLEAN, Va. – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of The Darcy, Curio Collection by Hilton, a global portfolio of distinctive upper upscale hotels that caters to travelers in search of local discovery and authentic experiences. The Darcy, Curio Collection by Hilton, is slated to open in mid-2017.
The 226-room hotel is in the heart of Washington, D.C., just off Scott Circle. Only three blocks from Dupont Circle and Logan Circle, and six blocks from the White House, The Darcy’s central location will allow guests to easily visit the city’s many monuments, attractions and museums, including the Verizon Center and Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.
“We’re excited to sign with KHP Capital Partners for our first Curio Collection hotel in our Nation’s Capital,” said Matt Wehling, senior vice president, development – North America, Hilton. “The Darcy’s ideal location, within walking distance to Washington, D.C.’s major attractions, will be a huge draw for guests desiring an authentic, high-energy and high-quality experience that reflects and enhances Scott Circle, making it a perfect fit for the collection.”
The Darcy will feature a timeless yet edgy design, focusing on clean and classic architecture with accents of distressed metals and bright colors. Subtle cherry blossom patterns and abstract artwork of magnolias will connect the hotel to D.C. As with all Curio properties, The Darcy will reflect the local spirit of its community, embodying the sophistication and energy of Washington.
“The Darcy will offer unparalleled, personalized service in the most convenient of locations in Washington, D.C.,” said Tobias Arff, general manager of The Darcy. “Our location is ideal no matter your reason for visiting – whether visiting the White House and the National Mall, heading to meetings on K Street or looking for inspiration from one of the new hot spots on 14th Street Corridor.”
Chefs Robert Wiedmaier and Brian McBride created the hotel’s restaurant, Siren, which will feature locally sourced ingredients paired with the world’s freshest seafood. Lil’ B, an intimate coffee shop and eatery, will be led by celebrity Chef David Guas, who brings his New Orleans style to the cafe. Additional amenities will include a fitness center, business services, room service, valet parking, concierge services and programming with business and leisure travelers in mind.
The approximately 5,500 square feet of meeting space, which will allow for flexible room sizes and include contemporary, state-of-the-art audio visual options, will make The Darcy a well-situated choice for meetings and events in the center of Washington, D.C. The hotel is a ten-minute walk from Metro stations at Dupont Circle and McPherson Square and three miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
“As home to so many important cultural institutions and a blossoming restaurant and nightlife scene, Washington, D.C. is a natural choice for expansion of the Curio Collection,” said Mark Nogal, global head of Curio – A Collection by Hilton. “The Darcy will provide a stylish alternative to the local area in addition to providing guests with a memorable hotel experience all with the reassurance of the Hilton name.”
As part of the Hilton portfolio, The Darcy, Curio Collection by Hilton participates in Hilton HHonors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 13 distinct hotel brands. Hilton HHonors Members always get the lowest price with the Best Price Guarantee, along with HHonors Points, free standard Wi-Fi, digital check-in and no booking fees only when they book directly through Hilton.
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With 226 stylish guest rooms and suites, The Darcy situated on Scott Circle, opens Spring 2017 and will offer a polished, contemporary design in an ideal location for guests visiting Washington DC. Business travelers enjoy the convenience to downtown and K Street while being close to the trendy 14th Street Corridor. Leisure travelers are six blocks from the White House and minutes from the Smithsonian, popular monuments and Dupont Circle. The hotel features approximately 5,500 square feet of flexible meeting and event space and two to-be-announced food and beverage outlets featuring acclaimed DC chefs. This new hotel is managed by Sage Hospitality and has been selected to be part of the Curio Collection by Hilton. Visit www.TheDarcyHotel.com for more information.
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