I love the look, and more importantly, the feel of The Doyle Collection’s Dupont Circle Hotel. This boutique hotel has a front row seat to Washington D.C.’s bustling Dupont Circle in a central neighborhood close to political epicenters, iconic monuments, embassies and industry.
Hotels undergoing renovations is nothing new in the travel industry, which makes what the Doyle Collection did with its Dupont Circle property all the more spectacular.
The Dupont Circle Hotel has a large glamorous ground floor with polished stone floors, Italian marble and a jaw-dropping fireplace opening to the bar. Bar Dupont’s floor to ceiling windows look directly out to the circle and an outdoor terrace when the weather cooperates. It’s the perfect place for a business meeting or winding down before or after work. The food menu is modern with a European twist and if you’re business travel includes a weekend stay, join the regulars for Sunday brunch. And the rooms…the contemporary urban chic rooms. Sleek marble bathrooms, soothing color schemes and cozy designer furnishings make for a great business stay.
By far, my favorites are the penthouse rooms on Level 9 with private balconies and terraces overlooking the skyline. I also love the Grand Deluxe Rooms, especially the 18 and 19 series rooms. They sit in the front of the building overlooking Dupont Circle and are peacefully quiet despite the Circle’s bustle and traffic. Truly, the best of having a bird’s eye view of the action without the noise. I love knowing that Dupont Circle’s staff will give my corporate travel clients attentive and personal service. Also, I know for a fact that they share CIRE’s “go above and beyond” attitude, calling guests by name upon arrival. How? They take the time to learn about their guests online before they arrive.
I feel we’ve definitely found a hidden gem for the corporate travel crowd in the Doyle Collection, which also has properties in the U.K and Ireland. The D.C. property is a 4-star hotel without the 4-star rate. This same hotel located in New York City or similar would easily run $400-$500 per night, making it an incredible value for our corporate customers who must balance D.C. travel costs with comfort, functionality and value.