Tuesday, February 4, 2014

$25 Million Renovation Underway at Holiday Inn Capitol


Interior renovations began in November at the Holiday Inn Capitol, located at 550 C Street.  About three years ago, the exterior of the hotel was refurbished with new signage, lighting, and paneling, but now the interior is getting some attention, to the tune of $25 million.  The 552-key hotel is staying open during the renovation, which will be done floor by floor. The third floor was the first one to be completed and reopened for use by guests last week.  Each room has been stripped and given a more contemporary look, with improvements including new lighting, furniture, artwork, headboards, bedding, carpet, wallpaper, window treatments, upgraded cable, wall-mounted 42" LED HDTVs with free HD programming, a slide out desk, refrigerator, safe, and a Keurig coffee maker. Bathrooms have also been modernized with new wall tile, flooring, fixtures, wallpaper, and mirror. The only thing that remain in the bathrooms from the old rooms are the counter tops which are still in good shape. The King rooms have a chaise lounge and shower stalls.

Below are some before and after photos of the rooms and hallways.

King room before
Double room after

Double room after
Bathtub before
Bathtub after

Vanity before
Vanity after

Hallway before
Hallway after

In addition to the rooms, the two ballrooms and three breakout rooms are being modernized with new carpet, wallpaper, and lighting. The lobby will also get new carpeting and furniture in June. WiFi access is being upgraded throughout the hotel. Elevator cabs will be renovated once the rooms are complete.  The fitness center will be moved to the top floor and will offer views of the Capitol, next to the rooftop pool and deck, which will also be remodeled once the pool season ends this fall.  21st Amendment restaurant will be renovated starting in June. The rooms are scheduled to be complete in April and the rest of the hotel by next year.

There are three job openings currently available - Catering Sales Manager, Conference Center Manager/Director of Catering, and Marketing Office Assistant. A job description for each is located here. Holiday Inn Capitol is owned by Donohoe Hospitality Services and is the 5th largest Holiday Inn in the system.

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