10 Reasons to Stay at the Park Hyatt Washington DC
Washington DC’s luxury Park Hyatt Hotel is one of the finest places to stay while visiting our nation’s capital. Since it was built in 1986, the Park Hyatt has complimented the west end neighborhood of Washington DC. The hotel is located in one of the most upscale and trendy neighborhoods of DC. It’s surrounded with options for shopping, dining, enjoying museums and fine architecture. The hotel features beautiful decor, the finest amenities, a Michelin starred restaurant and beautiful event space. Whether you visit Washington DC for business or pleasure, you must stay at the Park Hyatt.
The Park Hyatt Hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels in Washington DC. The hotel was awarded five stars by Forbes Travel Guide. It was named one of the hotels with the World’s Best Rooms” by Forbes Travel Guide this year. The hotel’s restaurant, the Blue Duck Tavern, has been awarded a Michelin Star in 2017, 2018 and 2019. The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington DC named the restaurant for having the best “Upscale Brunch of the Year” and the “Restaurant of the Year”. The Blue Duck Tavern has been listed as one of the best Washington DC restaurants by Zagat, the Washington Post and the Washingtonian.
2. Recent Renovation
The hotel was built in 1986 in postmodern style. At the time, the west end neighborhood of Washington DC was undergoing gentrification. The historic neighborhood that once attracted the wealthy and the politicians went downhill following the riots of 1968 so it was great when the beautiful neighborhoods were revitalized. The Park Hyatt has undergone several renovations over the decades with the most recent multi-million renovation was in 2017. It was overseen by designer Tony Chi. The hotel’s 220 guest rooms were completely redecorated and the lobby was as well. A kitchen garden was added to the rooftop so that the hotel’s restaurant and bar could use the freshest ingredients.
Located at 1201 24th Street NW, the Park Hyatt’s home is in Washington DC’s upscale west end neighborhood. It is just outside of Georgetown so you can visit the upscale stores and boutiques or enjoy fine dining as you stroll along Potomac Street near the Potomac River. The Park Hyatt is close to many DC attractions and is just a short walk to Dupont Circle.
4. Dupont Circle
The Park Hyatt is within walking distance of Washington DC’s historic and trendy Dupont Circle. There is much to do and see. You can lounge around the circle’s majestic fountain or park. You can browse boutiques, book stores or museums. You can stroll along with the neighborhood and admire the pre-1900 Queen Anne and Romanesque revival style row houses or he elegant mansions built in the late 1800s. You can enjoy a fine meal at the neighborhood bistros or head out to a fun bar. Dupont Circle is located at the intersection of Massachusetts and Connecticut Avenue in Washington DC’s historic district and was home to Presidents Calvin Coolidge and Woodrow Wilson when they were not at the White House.
When Park Hyatt was remodeled in 2017 the hotel’s lobby was completely redone. The large lobby was divided into two lounging areas. There are white oak floors with blue area rugs. There are seating areas with rocking chairs, stools and settees. There is also a communal table. There is rich wood with gold and blue accents. One of the focal points of the lobby is custom glasswork and light works designed by Amanda Weil. The glass walls feature cherry blossom art in honor of Washington DC’s famed cherry blossom trees.
6. Guest Rooms
Guest rooms at Park Hyatt were completely renovated in 2017. There are 86 luxury guest rooms and 134 luxury suites. The 2,006 square foot Presidential Suite features a baby grand piano and dining area. The newly remodeled guest rooms have rich woods and blue-gray, denim blue and caramel accents. The denim blue wall coverings are made with natural vegetable fiber and are adorned with American folk art prints. The beds are raised on a walnut platform and feature leather headboards with reading lamps attached. The luxury baths feature dark blue tiling, dark oak, and marble countertops. Each guest room has a table with inlaid glass featuring a cherry blossom motif.
7. Blue Duck Tavern and Lounge
Park City Hyatt features one of the finest Michelin starred restaurants in Washington DC, The Blue Duck Tavern. The atmosphere is rustic, warm and inviting with handcrafted dark oak tables and seating and an open kitchen. The kitchen is run by Chef Adam Howard. It features a central oven and custom-designed Multeni range. The Blue Duck Tavern serves seasonal bold rustic American cuisine. The restaurant has special spaces for diners including a Chef’s Table, a Tea Cellar, and a Garden Terrace. Guests of the Park City Hyatt can enjoy a relaxing cocktail and appetizers in the Blue Duck Lounge.
8. Masters of Food and Wine
Park Hyatt hotels worldwide offer a special program called Masters of Food and Wine. The series invites people to have an interactive experience with some of the world’s greatest chefs, mixologists, and sommeliers. It’s a great way for foodies to have an enriching culinary experience.
Park Hyatt is the perfect place to hold business conferences or special events. There is 12,000 square feet of business space on the hotel’s Mezzanine Level. The sophisticated meeting rooms feature state of the art equipment and audiovisual techs on hand. Catering is also available. The event space is located in the Gallery Ballroom and includes a lounge, a salon and salon foyer, a cocktail bar and a large elegant banquet hall. Meals are prepared by the Blue Duck Tavern. There is also a ceremony room, and the bride and groom day suites.
10. Spa and Fitness Center
Guests of the Park Hyatt Washington DC can enjoy the hotel’s spa and fitness center. The spa features a steam shower with aromatherapy and an indoor saltwater swimming pool and whirlpool. There is also a 24 hour fitness center.