Wasn't that Hilton a Marriott last week? | washingtonpost.com
Wasn't that Hilton a Marriott last week? What travelers need to know as hotels suffer from an identity crisis. The hotel at 2100 Massachusetts Avenue NW near Dupont Circle in Washington has changed names. Again. When Al Gore grew up there in the '50s and '60s, the building was called the Fairfax Hotel, and it was home to the Jockey Club, a saloon for Washington's power players. The last time I stayed there, about a decade ago, it was called the Ritz-Carlton. But the sheik who owned the property fell out with Ritz and peevishly renamed it "the hotel formerly known as Ritz-Carlton." Then it became the Luxury Collection, the Westin Fairfax, and the Westin Embassy Row. The sign on the door now says "The Fairfax at Embassy Row.".