In 1923, the nation had a new president in Calvin Coolidge, and Washington, DC welcomed a new luxury residential building: The Jefferson Apartment, a Beaux Arts design by Jules Henri de Sibour that was the address of choice for savvy Washingtonians. 1955 saw the apartment’s conversion into a hotel, and The Jefferson was born.
The combined creative forces of some of the world’s finest architectural, design and construction firms brought Washington, DC’s venerable and beloved hotel into the 21st Century with a makeover that is both distinctly European and Washingtonian in style and features an abundance of rich, historical influences of the hotel’s namesake, Thomas Jefferson. The top-to-bottom, two-year renovation infused modern-day elegance and convenience into the stately and magnificent Beaux Arts framework.
Careful restoration of the large, original lobby skylight accompanied such important renovations as a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen, a sleek and elegant spa and new, sumptuously-appointed specialty suites. Today, The Jefferson’s sizeable collection of antiques, period artwork and original, signed documents coexist alongside the best of modern-day amenities, encouraging our guests to escape the fast pace of the modern world or connect with it as they choose.
In August 2009, The Jefferson re-emerged as the capital’s finest small historic hotel. The top-to-bottom renovation included:
We look forward to welcoming you to The Jefferson and to Washington, DC.