DC area, get ready to plan your family visits and staycations: Your first Viceroy just opened.
Fans of this veritable hospitality empire — Viceroy Hotels & Resorts has properties across the globe — rave about its opulence combined with unpretentiousness. They say its genuine quality is enhanced by heart and local soul. And the Logan Circle hotel (formerly the Mason & Rook) seems sure to measure up.
Strategically located near the 14th Street corridor in the heart of the neighborhood’s culinary and art scenes, the Viceroy Washington DC (1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW), is a celebration of the District’s vibrant community and culture. Despite opening during a health crisis, it’s ready to welcome visitors and locals alike with an all-season outdoor patio and grab-and-go coffee bar, flexible work areas, and an emphasis on local art.
“It’s been an incredibly difficult year for the hospitality industry and opening Viceroy Washington DC despite the challenging circumstances is a proud milestone for our brand,” said Bill Walshe, CEO, Viceroy Hotels & Resorts. “We’ve taken time to reflect on how to deliver an experience both Washingtonians and travelers are seeking right now. Opening our doors to host the neighborhood provides a safe gathering place and warm welcome when it’s needed most.”
At first greeting, you’ll see a striking mural on the building’s facade by Brandon Hill, co-founder of No Kings Collective. Inside, 178 spacious rooms and suites are ready to be called home, unusually roomy and accommodating. (In fact, they are some of the largest in DC.)
If you stop by BPM Coffee & Wine for your morning coffee, tea, and house-baked goods (or evening wine, beer, cocktails, and light bites), you’ll find yourself in the largest outdoor patio off of 14th Street — complete with seating nooks and fire pits.
A rooftop pool (not currently open) is sure to be a popular hangout, though we’re pretty excited about The Gallery and Salon, which features notable local art pieces. Viceroy says it plans for the space to soon become home to a rotating art exhibit curated by local galleries.
Now open, Viceroy Washington DC is the brand’s first offering in the region — though later this year, Hotel Zena will join it as the second Viceroy property to open in the District. Viceroy claims it wants guests to “Discover Our District” (even boasting a Sounds of DC Spotify playlist!). So we’re most excited about how this brand looks to fit into the neighborhood and the vibrant culture of its new hometown.