Omni Shoreham Hotel Completes $12 Million Guest Room Renovation Led by General Manager Mark Roche-Garland

USA, Washington, D.C. February 21, 2019

Omni Shoreham Hotel is welcoming guests to its 834 newly renovated rooms after undergoing a more than $12 million renovation that elevates the overall experience and enhances the hotel's 90-year history. The renovation includes a design and decor update highlighting the hotel's unique location within Washington, D.C. and its picturesque garden views.

Embracing D.C.'s culture and rich history, the design of the refreshed guest rooms was inspired by the deco-era of the 1930s Shoreham Hotel, coupled with only-in-Washington visuals such as photography of landmark locations and the hotel's historic crest embroidered on bolster pillows. The inspiration draws from an authentic local aesthetic that includes watercolor cherry blossoms, art that pays homage to the hotel's garden featuring 3D butterflies and iconic D.C. landmarks such as the White House, U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument. Here, Washington, D.C.'s only resort truly comes to life.

Additional features of the remodeled guest rooms include the large windows overlooking the hotel's gardens creating natural light throughout; crisp white fresh linens; illuminated bathroom mirrors with built-in shelves creating additional counter space; and carpet that is reminiscent of garden pathways. Additionally, each guest room includes upgraded Wi-Fi and 49-inch TVs featuring the ability to cast from guests' mobile devices seamlessly without the added step of downloading an app or entering a security code.

“In 2020, Omni Shoreham Hotel will celebrate 90 historic years as one of Washington, D.C.'s landmark hotels,” said Mark Roche-Garland, general manager of Omni Shoreham Hotel. “This remodel retains that old world charm, all the while ensuring that the most discerning of travelers are looked after.” 

“Nestled within Rock Creek Park, the inspiration for the redesigned guest rooms comes from the Shoreham's unique location within Washington, D.C.,” said Laura McKoy, creative director + vice president of interior design for Omni Hotels & Resorts. “The hotel's gardens and picturesque landscape provide a serene environment for our guests that they can only experience at Omni Shoreham Hotel. You can be in the backyard of the hotel and not feel like you're in the city and now guests can experience that while in their rooms, as well.”

Roche-Garland continued, “As the fourth largest hotel and only resort in our nation's capital and nestled within 11 acres of Northwest D.C., it truly is an exceptional location for both business and pleasure. Whether traveling for a conference, attending a glittering gala dinner, creating lifetime memories on a weekend trip with family, celebrating a charity garden party or a diplomatic mission to the world's most powerful city, Omni Shoreham Hotel continues to play host and witness history in the making.”

Subscribe to our newsletter
for more Hotel Newswire articles

Related News

Choose a Social Network!

The social network you are looking for is not available.

Coming up in September 2019...

Hotel Group Meetings: Uncommon Destinations

The last few years have been good to the Hotel Group Meetings industry and that trend is expected to continue into 2019. Planners are brimming with confidence due to an expanding economy and increased job creation, which typically results in a boost in corporate meetings. Given this promising outlook, planners are trying to outdo themselves to satisfy the high expectations of their clients. One notable trend is to integrate unusual settings into the meeting experience, hosting groups at local zoos, aquariums, museums, event centers, or other outdoor facilities. The goal is to embrace uncommon destinations, rather than a typical hotel conference room, so that meetings can be memorable, unique and stimulating. This is also part of another trend which is to support all things local - from hosting events at landmark city venues; to catering through local restaurants, food trucks and microbreweries; to hosting off-site excursions like agri-tours, athletic events or scenic 5k routes. However, though the setting might be spectacular, there are still some bedrock components that must be provided to ensure a successful meeting. Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is still one of the most requested services. Planners have to make sure that a comprehensive communication infrastructure is in place so clients can easily connect - and stay connected - to the network throughout the entire meeting experience. Also, technology tools can be used to streamline the booking, registration, and check-in process, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) materials can be utilized to ensure seamless access to conference events. There are also numerous software tools that encourage audience participation, as well as integrating polls, Q&A, surveys and games into speakers' presentations. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group meetings and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.