Art deco bones have been given a minimalist refresh in Washington DC hotel, Lyle.
The 196-room hotel is the latest offering from London-based Lore Group, who launched Sea Containers London and is located in the capital’s bustling Dupont Circle neighbourhood.
Lyle takes over an art deco building on Hampshire Avenue from the early 1940s whose bones have been dressed with neutral tones and natural materials by creative director Jacu Strauss, who’s used a controlled colour palette to create synergy between the hotel’s public spaces and guest rooms.
In the hotel’s restaurant, helmed by chef Nicholas Sharpe (himself an alumni of Michelin-starred NYC restaurant Fiamma), a pillowy white couch snakes its way around the dining room. Its bold form mirrors the cloudy Japanese midcentury lighting pendants by Herman Miller hanging overhead while abstract paintings hang on the walls which evoke brightly coloured rock formations.
Brown leather banquettes and wooden dining chairs nod to the wooden elements found in the bedrooms, dressed in soothing neutral tones. And some 56 of the guest rooms are designed for longer-stay residents and fitted with kitchenettes and appliances to cater for hybrid aparthotel experience.