Destination Hotels & Resorts Assumes Management of the Embassy Row Hotel in Washington DC
Lowe Enterprises Investors affiliate to operate iconic Dupont Circle property as independent hotel
Destination Hotels & Resorts has added The Embassy Row Hotel in Washington, D.C. to its growing portfolio of distinctive hotels and resorts and its expanding Destination Urban Collection in key city centers across the country. Under Destination management, the 231-room property, located at 2015 Massachusetts Ave NW in the heart of Dupont Circle and Embassy Row, will undergo a significant renovation and be repositioned as a contemporary independent boutique hotel for the modern day traveler. The property was acquired by Lowe Enterprises Investors, on behalf of an investment venture that includes Lowe Enterprises, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and Allstate Insurance Company.
The Embassy Row Hotel has 231 guestrooms, approximately 6,650 square feet of meeting space, and a rooftop pool offering expansive city views. The planned renovation, spearheaded by the Destination Design & Construction Group, will upgrade the property to a level where food & beverage, work and social spaces are highly integrated, functional and aesthetically pleasing. Guest rooms will undergo a significant transformation, along with all public areas of the hotel including meeting spaces, corridors, fitness center and the rooftop pool. A new open lobby area will be introduced with an upscale market concept and a classic Washington D.C. bar, capitalizing on the premium location of The Embassy Row Hotel-- close to top Washington D.C. restaurants and bars, METRO and more than 100 foreign embassies, chanceries and diplomatic residences
Leading the staff at The Embassy Row will be General Manager Shawn Jervis. A Destination Hotels & Resorts veteran, Jervis brings more than 25 years of hospitality experience, most recently as General Manager for Terranea Resort, a Destination resort in Palos Verdes, CA. Jervis and his team will place top priority on implementing the superior Destination customer service culture and establishing the property as a truly preferred Washington D.C. hotel.
About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is the country's fourth largest hospitality management company with a portfolio of extraordinary resorts and hotels that span the nation, from exhilarating alpine adventures to stunning beachfronts to vibrant urban destinations. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2013, Destination manages 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, each offering authentic, enriching experiences for the discerning traveler. The company's award-winning collection features 113 unique restaurants, lounges and bars, 18 golf courses, 17 full-service spas and six IACC certified conference centers. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in premier locales in metropolitan and resort markets including Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Maui, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Aspen, Vail, Lake Tahoe, Seattle, Denver and San Diego. Headquartered in Colorado, the privately owned company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises and the Lowe Hospitality Group. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit . Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.
About Lowe Enterprises Investors
Lowe Enterprises Investors (LEI) provides real estate investment management services on behalf of a select list of institutional and high net worth clients and partners through individually managed accounts, commingled fund relationships and targeted investment programs. The firm has been responsible for $7 billion in real estate assets, including commercial, hospitality and debt investments, since inception in the late 1980s. LEI has been a leading value-added investor through multiple cycles, employing equity and structured debt in its investment strategies. The firm is based in Los Angeles and is an affiliate of Lowe Enterprises, a national investment, development and management firm. Since inception in 1972, Lowe has acquired, developed or managed more than $21 billion of real estate assets. For more information about LEI, please visit: