Washington DC set to welcome The Ven
Marriott International’s Tribute Portfolio collection is about to be bolstered by the launch of The Ven at Embassy Row, a new Scandinavian-inspired urban retreat in Washington DC’s Dupont Circle.
Washington DC is eagerly awaiting the arrival of The Ven at Embassy Row in January 2021. Overlooking Embassy Row’s stately mansions, this property is the newest addition to Tribute Portfolio, Marriott International’s energetic independent brand known for its design and vibrant social spaces.
A minimalist aesthetic built around hygge
The hotel is anchored around a statement lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city’s famed Massachusetts Avenue. Taking its cues from the Danish and Norwegian concept of hygge, the simple, low-key, Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic encourages a sense of comfort, exploration and personal wellbeing with an understated powder-pink and blue palette, blonde wood tones, soft curved lines and custom furnishings.
A gallery featuring a selection of art by local, national and international names – which includes a digital light installation and guided meditation focusing on the Northern Lights – adds to the hotel’s personality, as do details like a downloadable bespoke playlist from Soundry Music; on-demand tea from local purveyor Valley Brook Tea; and, interestingly, an essential oils bar where guests can create their own scented sachet bag using oils derived from the flowers of countries represented by the surrounding embassies.
“We are thrilled to start welcoming guests to The Ven in January and are excited to be a part of the Tribute Portfolio,” said Jennifer Goodman, general manager of The Ven at Embassy Row. “The hotel features captivating elements and experiences that will make it the perfect destination for both locals and those visiting the city.”
A hotel gift shop driven by ethical concerns
Along with the 231 guestrooms and suites – which all feature Staycast, allowing guests to stream over 1,000 apps from their mobile device – there’ll be a gift shop selling an ethically sourced collection of bits and pieces from local brands; three flexible meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 25 people; and come spring, the Rooftop Pool & Bar, where Epic Yoga will hold weekend yoga classes.
Food comes by way of Fred & Stilla, an all-day dining spot serving fresh, local dishes alongside breakfast essentials from Nordic company Mikko. And for those in a rush, the lobby coffee shop will serve warm breakfast sandwiches and quick pre-packaged grab-and-go items.