by Matt Alderton | March 23, 2016
A $27 million renovation currently underway at the Fairmont Washington, DC, Georgetown is scheduled to complete its first phase next month, strengthening the property's group offerings, according to the hotel, which announced the renovation in October and commenced it in December.
"This exciting project will be complete by April 15, 2016, enhancing both the guest experience and the hotel's position as the largest luxury group hotel in the nation's capital," said General Manager Shane Krige.

The renovation's first phase encompasses each of the hotel's 415 guest rooms, each of which will be updated with new interiors, art, and furnishings; its specialty suites, the number of which will increase from five to seven; and its meeting space, which will be enhanced with a new 2,900-square-foot junior ballroom that is being created in the space formerly occupied by the hotel's executive forum amphitheater.

"The additional ballroom will increase group meeting capacity as well as [add] entertaining space for social events," explained the hotel, which underwent its last major renovation more than a decade ago, in 2002.

A second phase of renovations is expected to commence in July and will encompass the hotel's lobby, courtyard, and onsite restaurant, Juniper.

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