Hilton Worldwide has expanded its Curio Collection to the nation's capital with the opening of The Darcy, it announced yesterday.
Located near Logan Circle, in the heart of the revitalized 14th Street corridor, The Darcy Washington D.C., Curio Collection by Hilton is named for Mr. Darcy, a well-to-do -- and well-traveled -- character in Jane Austen's classic novel "Pride and Prejudice." Formerly a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, it has 226 guest rooms, two restaurants, and over 7,000 square feet of meeting space, including five meeting, breakout, and board rooms for up to 100 people and a ballroom for up to 200 people.
The hotel also has an array of unique amenities. For instance, it hosts a complimentary cocktail reception every night and has a traveling cocktail cart manned by a mixologist who mixes custom in-room cocktails. It also will host a bi-monthly pop-up flower bar where guests will be able to build their own bouquets, and has a haberdashery where gentlemen can purchase or borrow cufflinks, tie clips, and pocket squares provided by local men's clothier Read Wall.
"The Darcy Washington D.C. is as eclectic and remarkable as the District it serves, delivering a truly authentic experience for guests looking for one-of-a-kind discoveries," said Mark Nogal, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton and Tapestry Collection by Hilton. "Newly recreated, The Darcy exudes the spirit of its destination as do all Curio Collection by Hilton hotels, particularly through its unique ambience and local partnerships."
Added General Manager Tobias Arff, "The Darcy -- like Washington, DC -- is stately and contemporary, delighting guests with its distinctive flair and thoughtful comforts. By joining Curio Collection, we will be free to have an independent spirit while enhancing it with Hilton's globally-recognized services and reputation."
Launched in 2014, Hilton's Curio Collection consists of "remarkable" independent hotels operating within the Hilton network, handpicked by the company for their "unique character and personality." It currently comprises more than 30 hotels and resorts in seven countries.
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