The first hotel of its kind in the D.C. area, the cosmopolitan-inspired Hyatt Centric opened at the site of the former Hyatt Arlington in Rosslyn in late December. It's one of just 14 Hyatt Centric properties across the county.
"We are thrilled to be a part of the Hyatt Centric brand," says General Manager Ed Brogan. "Like all Hyatt Centric properties, the new Hyatt Centric Arlington is in the middle of the action, close to transportation, and a true launch pad to the amazing sights and sounds of the city. . . ."
Business Transient Sales Manager Jared Horovitz adds that the new hotel offers the same refinement and quality associated with the Hyatt brand, with the addition of a "hyperlocalized experience."
This hyperlocalization is reflected in the hotel's decor and service: D.C.-area travel books line the walls of the open-concept lobby. Artworks throughout the hotel are of local landmarks, including the Capitol Rotunda, Library of Congress, and the region's famous cherry blossoms. Even the carpeting is inspired by the D.C. Metro map. Food, beer and wine for the hotel restaurant, cityhouse, are sourced locally as much as possible. And most of the employees are area residents or longtime staff who know the neighborhood well and can offer guests tips on where to go and how to navigate like a local would.
Hyatt Centric Arlington is a completely renovated, updated space, designed by FRCH Design Worldwide. An open- concept lobby features modern comforts, intimate social spaces and seamlessly integrated technology. The hotel's 318 guest rooms feature new beds, lighting, wall fixtures, furniture and artwork. Rooms feel airy, bright, fresh and modern. Guests enjoy an array of amenities such as luxurious cotton bathrobes, Drybar buttercup premium blowdryers, new 55-inch high-definition televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service.
The newly designed Key Bridge Terrace is a clean and comfortable spot where guests and visitors can enjoy Starbucks coffee, snacks and nutritious lunch options during the daytime. It's a great space for informal business meetings. In the evening, the space converts to a bar where visitors will find nine local craft brews on draft, fine wines, signature cocktails and savory snacks such as lamb lollipops, chorizo tacos and crispy plantains.
The hotel's revamped cityhouse restaurant offers high-quality contemporary American cuisine. Its classic steakhouse decor has been replaced by a more French modern style.
Hyatt Centric's 7,300 square feet of meting space has also been updated, with new lighting and carpeting; bright wall coverings; and a state-of-the-art sound system. With versatile and modular breakout spaces, the hotel can accommodate corporate conferences and private events for meeting planners and individuals seeking a location that is ideally situated in close proximity to the nation's capital.
"Selecting Rosslyn as the first Hyatt Centric hotel location in the Washington, D.C., area is a true honor and testament to the energy and growth that encompass this unique neighborhood," says Rosslyn BID President Mary-Claire Burick. "Hyatt Centric guests will have easy access to many monuments and cultural activities throughout our nation's capital."
View a photo gallery of the revamped hotel here.