district: Dupont Circle
The eclectic Dupont Circle neighbourhood is now home to 196-room Lyle Washington, D.C., the latest hotel from Lore Group, the hospitality brand behind illustrious hotels such as Riggs Washington, D.C, the Pulitzer and Kimpton De Witt in Amsterdam, and Sea Containers London.
Located in an early 1940s Art Deco building on New Hampshire Avenue, Lyle is an oasis of calm, Lore Group’s regional general manager for the D.C area, Abe Liao, commenting: “we wanted to take the best of ‘home’ and make it even better.” Boasting soft Art Deco references, neutral tones, natural materials and intimate spaces, this is a place to forget about the outside world, a place to unwind in complete comfort in understated style.
Here, the luxury is in the details, from bespoke artwork and furnishings to Burl wood Art Deco headboards, Berber carpets and D.S. & DURGA bathroom amenities. For those guests who want to stay a little longer, 56 guest rooms feature kitchenettes, whilst those who prefer for their every whim to be attended to can take advantage of Lyle’s, the hotel’s decadent restaurant and bar, open from breakfast through to dinner.
With its open kitchen and custom Herman Miller pendant cluster, Lyle’s restaurant and bar is a stunning space with a neighbourhood vibe and seasonal, contemporary American fare. Overseen by chef Nicholas Sharpe – formerly of Michelin-starred Fiamma in New York City – the cosy spotis nestled in an inviting corner of the hotel, and is quite the spot to enjoy small plates and entrées before moving onto craft cocktails, beers and international wines.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 196 rooms & suites (22-81m2) (237-872 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2021 (former Kimpton Carlyle Hotel) • interior design: Jacu Strauss • bathroom amenities: D.S. & Durga • on-site parking (charged) • pets allowed on request • 24-hour front desk