Originally built in the 1920s as condominiums, the Washington Marriot Wardman Parl draws from its origins with a design thar blends the traditional and mondern. “Knowing that the hotel was built in that er,a amidst a thriving social atmosphere provided a platform for the inspiration of hospitality for Dallas-based Leo A Daley “Design in the roaring 20s bridge the gap in the times in both fashion and archtecture”
For the update of the property’s 1,048 guestrooms, 104 suites and lobby, designers focused on respecting the history of the building while adding contemporary touches.
Another inspiration was Perle Mesta, a socialite and political hostess who lived in Wardman Park in the 1940s and was known for the lavish parties she held for the elite society of Washington, DC. “Our design brings back to life her persona of high-class glamour in a time when an invitation to Wardman Park meant a person had reached the posh inner circle of society,” says Miller.
“Our favorite part of the design was the integration of the hotel’s social history and the feeling of being transported back into the 1920s,” Miller explains. “The fashion and art deco styling of the era is fascinating and fun to introduce in subtle ways, from simple carpet designs to ornate fixtures in the space.”
SOURCE: Hospitality Design