Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced the reopening this week of Kimpton Morrison House after extensive renovations and the debut of adjacent Ashlar Restaurant and Bar. Located in the heart of historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia just steps from bustling King Street and just six miles from downtown Washington, D.C., Kimpton Morrison House is a stylish boutique hotel renowned for its award-winning service as Alexandria’s only Four Diamond hotel for 30 consecutive years.
The hotel’s new design, brought to life by David Hill of Los Angeles-based DH Designs, was inspired by beloved American literary masterpieces set on and around water. Guests are welcomed with whimsical, progressive designs featuring botanical and water elements, and original artwork inspired by the storytelling in beloved classics from “The Great Gatsby” to “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Nods to local tradition include incorporations of signature tartan plaids – a tribute to Alexandria’s rich Scottish heritage. With these touch points, Hill alludes to the romance, mystery and poetic allure of Old Town Alexandria, named one of the most romantic and well-read cities in America.
The hotel’s 45 sophisticated guest rooms, including three signature suites, incorporate refined finishes, accented with friendly pops of color that inspire. Modern takes on traditional touches include modified four-poster beds, geometric flora and fauna artwork, orange tartan plaid carpet, plus rounded armchairs and playful artwork in bright cerulean blues add to the playfulness of an otherwise sophisticated space.
All guest rooms have luxe Italian marble bathrooms, some with large glass standing showers. Upgraded room types feature separate sitting rooms, decorative fireplaces and hardwood floors.
MEETINGS AND EVENTS
An intimate, yet striking venue, Kimpton Morrison House plays host to corporate meetings, weddings and social events of up to 100 guests with finesse. The hotel features over 2,800 square feet of event space, including the Chapter Boardroom and newly added 985 square foot Watermark Ballroom.
ASHLAR RESTAURANT & BAR
A new upscale neighborhood tavern and cocktail bar, the 50-seat Ashlar Restaurant and Bar brings a rustic-meets-fine dining approach to Mid-Atlantic cuisine from Executive Chef Bobby Surdham. Ashlar Restaurant and Bar provides all private dining for meetings and special events held at Kimpton Morrison House as well as 24-hour room service to all guest rooms.
Kimpton Morrison House is located at 116 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. For additional information, visit www.morrisonhouse.com or call 703-838-8000.
Photographs courtesy of the hotel.