Red is hot. Red is bold. Red is sexy. And as the namesake for the Hotel Rouge, red is the perfect embodiment of all the vibrancy and excitement of this space. From the metal-studded leather entry doors to the tiger-patterned carpeting of the hallways, every inch of the place reeks of flamboyant style and over-the-top fabulousness. A glittering crystal light fixture mirrors the sparkling red tile of the lobby, and a striking bit of modern art draws the focus to an intimate seating area. This is where the complimentary nightly wine hour takes place, an event that brings guests together and adds to the convivial atmosphere that is already in place.
Like most Kimpton properties, the Hotel Rouge prides itself rightfully on its bold and quirky style, and the best parts of this boutique hotel are those touches that peek around corners with a wink and an unexpectedly pleasant surprise. (Such as in the closet, where the traditionally mundane white robe has been given some pizzazz in whimsical animal prints.) The Hair-of-the-Dog weekend special, which offers Bloody Marys and cold pizza for those of us still reeling from the night before is another of these gleeful amenities.
The room I was given was sprawling in space, with two ample queen beds, a ceiling-high framed mirror, and an expansive desk that also supported a large flat-screen television. A long row of windows let in lots of natural light, and red velvet drapes provided the option of shutting out early sun. An unconventional mini-hallway (which provided a fridge and bureau drawers) led to the bathroom, which was where the spatial sacrifice for such a large main room was made. The tight quarters of the bathroom was the only minor quibble to be made, and merely in the sense that better use might have been made of the lay-out. Yet it is hardly worth mentioning when the rest of the place has so much going for it – especially on the service side of things.
It’s the staff of a hotel that can make or break a visit with their attitude, their helpfulness, and their demeanor. Admittedly, it’s not very fair to put such a burden on someone, but the staff at the Hotel Rouge rose and surpassed such expectations, providing exceptional service across-the-board. You can tell when someone takes pride in their job, because their work is exceptional and their joy is palpable. Every staff person I encountered exhibited this sort of exuberance, and such enjoyment was contagious. If you want to feel glamorous inside and out, check into the Hotel Rouge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On Washington DC's historic Embassy Row, Kimpton Rouge Hotel is a superb luxury boutique accommodation. This Kimpton Hotel is a playful and colorful urban retreat at the doorstep of the city's top cultural and historic attractions. Within blocks of Dupont Circle and near the White House, National Mall and countless museums and galleries, the alluring Kimpton Rouge Hotel entices with its rejuvenating décor, exceptional service, signature amenities and adjacent Bar Rouge lounge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kimpton Washington Dc