A DC Boutique Hotel with Jeffersonian Influences
It is this Thomas Jefferson – epicurean, intellectual, farmer and inventor – that has so inspired his namesake hotel in Washington, D.C., permeating every aspect of its design and culture. From the literal to the evocative, original documents signed by Jefferson on display in the lobby and our Book Room inspired by Jefferson's own Book Room at Monticello are representative of the Jeffersonian touches throughout:
- Guest accommodations feature draperies fashioned from three original toile patterns inspired by the textiles and artifacts Jefferson brought back from Paris to enhance his home – his beloved Monticello, which also inspired the fragrance of our customized bathroom amenities.
- Plume, where Chef Chris Jakubiec draws inspiration from Monticello’s gardens for his culinary creations that blend European tradition with American innovation.
- Quill, where the parquet flooring is recreated from Jefferson's design for Monticello's main salon. A collection of 18th-century maps on the walls of Quill follow Jefferson's journey through the wine regions of France, Germany and Italy.
- Thomas Jefferson's passion for wine and agriculture takes center stage in the Private Cellar, our private dining room, where the walls are lined with wine display cabinets and private wine lockers. A dumbwaiter inspired by Jefferson's own, which he designed for Monticello's daytime study, conveys vintages to the dining room.
- Our Book Room includes an author’s corner designated for authors in residence who dedicate a copy of their book for placement amongst our shelves. Thomas Jefferson often said, “I cannot live without books.”
- Our petite spa, where Jefferson's interest in herbs and agriculture is reflected in the vinotherapy treatments. The Spa also utilizes herbs and botanicals reflective of those grown at Monticello in Jefferson’s day.