Enduring thirty years as one of D.C.’s largest hotels and commuter thoroughfare created a critical need for a fresh and welcoming lobby experience for guests and locals alike at the Grand Hyatt Washington. tvsdesign worked with the Grand Hyatt to bring back the luster and excitement to this historic property through clean and contemporary design while preserving the original architecture of the lobby.
The lobby encompasses an area of approximately 40,000 sf and consists of a multistory chandelier in the atrium, a monumental stair and focal wall connecting the lobby and 1B levels and increased lobby floor slab. Design for the renovated lobby and meeting spaces is contemporary, yet warm and inviting. Custom furniture, fabrics and lighting enhance the design concept of an urban forest to provide a sophisticated, relaxing retreat for the traveler. Wood accents, crisp stone and a soft palette of various textures lend to a natural background, creating an environment in which guests can play, relax or work.