Washington DC has always had a bustling nature to it, attracting visitors from everywhere to this US capital. In particular, Franklin Square is especially popular among tourists and locals alike, with such attractions as the four-storey Second Empire Hotel built back in 1877. At this site one will find the infamous Franklin School, which is the site where Alexander Graham Bell’s first wireless transmission originated back in the year 1880. Considering such vibrance, this area quickly became the center of business and theater action.
The Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel was erected in 1921, which was designed by famed architect Jules Henri de Sibour, who designed a host of other famous and impressive Washington structures and buildings in the US capital. In the 1930′s and 1940′s, the Hamilton Hotel was quite popular, and hosted a number of notable events, including Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inaugural balls.
Unfortunately, the prosperity of the surrounding area declined rapidly despite having such success in the years prior. As such, the popularity and integrity of the Hamilton Hotel suffered as well, and was eventually sold to the Salvation Army in the 1970′s where it then became used as part of a site for the Evangeline Home for Girls for a little while. A few years later, the hotel was again sold and reincarnated as a commercial and office building, housing a number of offices and businesses.
Thankfully, it was soon revitalized again, and still stands today as one of the four remaining Jules Henri de Sibour buildings in Washington DC.
Although the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel went through a few years of decline, its rich history coupled with its revitalization brought back its magnificent stature and popularity which still stands today. Thanks to its central location in Franklin Square, the hotel is local to everything, making it the ideal place to rest one’s head as they make their way all over the glorious city of Washington DC. Whether traveling for business or leisure, the Crowne Plaza Hotel marks a top destination for convenient and luxury accommodations.
The famous hotel in the capital of the US was recently renovated in early 2013 in an effort to combine both the traditional aura of the original hotel’s architecture with high-end amenities and high-tech conveniences, making it truly the ideal place for business travelers. The original 1920′s Beaux Arts-style arched ceiling was fully restored with gold-gilt paint, and the lobby was newly redesigned using a gorgeous palate, using historic maps and 1920′s photos as its decor. The lounge was also expanded, and the guest rooms and suites were refurnished to include up-to-date pieces.
The in-house cafe boasts fabulous views of the tree-shaded K St and Franklin Square. Guests can benefit from the extremely close proximity of the Crowne Plaza Hotel to Washington’s convention center, which is only four blocks away. The Hamilton Hotel is also easily accessible to the Metro system, with a huge 12,000 sq.ft. conference center right next to it.
Guests will be sure to get the feel of a small-sized, quaint and comfortable hotel with the grandeur of spectacular finishes and amenities. The intricately carved ceilings in the lobby simply cannot be imitated, and the hotel’s accents are a far cry from the typical bland, neutral decor of most chain hotels. Rarely will you see large glazed Chinese urns in other hotels as you’ll be able to marvel at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza.
All 318 rooms mix gorgeous blue hues with stunning woods. The bathrooms and tubs are made mostly with impressive marble, and many suites feature amenities that are geared toward pleasing the female traveler, such as lit-up makeup mirrors.
For those requiring a little more personal service, the Club Level provides private concierge services, as well as private elevators, complimentary breakfast, cocktails and desserts. If you are in need of an extra good night’s sleep, you can always opt for the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage rooms that are lined with plush, comfortable, seven-layer bedding and sleep amenities.
Washington DC is certainly one of the most impressive and fabulous cities in the country. When visiting this US capital, the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel will offer guests excellent service, superb amenities and the ultimate in convenience as far as location is concerned. Staying at this historic hotel will certainly not be a disappointing venture.