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This is the first hotel in the world to celebrate female empowerment

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Hotel Zena by the Viceroy Hotel Group is set to open in Washington, D.C. in spring 2020, and will be the first hospitality establishment specifically dedicated to the celebration of women and their accomplishments

The cocktail lobby bar with the pyrometric serpent art installation

Where will Hotel Zena be located?

Located in Logan Circle, at the beginning of Washington, D.C.’s vibrant 14th street corridor and adjacent to the bustling downtown business district, Hotel Zena aims to be an ode to feminine strength. It welcomes all genders, races and sexualities, and aspires to be a haven for the liberated forward thinker.

“Hotel Zena will be the first hospitality establishment solely dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of women”

Jon Bortz, president and CEO, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
The rooftop pool bar

According to Jon Bortz, President & CEO of the Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, Washington D.C. was deemed the best place for opening the first hotel solely dedicated to female empowerment because of its multiculturalism and female-majority population.

Moreover, Hotel Zena will be located at the nexus of Downtown D.C. and Logan Circle, the city’s most hip neighborhood, with vibrant music venues, funky galleries, and trendy boutiques.

Guest room at Hotel Zena, Washington, D.C.

Empowerment by design

Hotel Zena will have 191 rooms and a cocktail-led lobby bar, offering small plates and seasonal snacks, while hotel guests will also have access to a 14th-floor rooftop pool and adjacent private event space, offering dynamic views of Washington D.C.’s skyline.

Throughout the hotel’s premises, there will be immersive art pieces and thought-provoking design elements, which will pay homage to prominent female figures. Among them, an extraordinary mural of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a 50-foot winding pyrometric serpent (Note: serpents have often represented femininity in many ancient mythologies and folklore).

The 14th-floor rooftop pool

The hotel’s vibe throughout public spaces is rebellious and defiant, yet playful. Meanwhile, elegant guest rooms and suites offer a warm, nurturing and peaceful ambiance. Strength and femininity in harmonious coexistence.

 “Clever and sophisticated, Hotel Zena portrays the ethos of feminine strength with mischievous art installations and cheeky design details”

Andrea Dawson Sheehan, art director and principle, Dawson Design Associates

Dawson Design Associates, the same interior design award-winning firm that brought Hotel Zetta, Hotel Zelos and Hotel Zeppelin to life, are behind the creation of an atmosphere of strength and femininity at Hotel Zena.

In addition, the lounge space will host a rotating series of community engagements for the culturally curious, from salon-style gatherings to live music by local artists.

About Viceroy Hotels & Resorts

Viceroy Hotels & Resorts inspires travelers with one-of-a-kind authentic lifestyle experiences bringing together provocative design and intuitive service in sought-after locations. A leader in modern luxury, Viceroy’s vibe-led hospitality is guided by the brand promise “Remember to Live”, an affirmation to create lifelong memories for each and every guest.

Viceroy destinations are segmented into three distinct portfolio tiers to help travelers find exactly the kind of experience they’re looking for. Following a complete renovation and transformation, Hotel Zena is the latest to join the Viceroy Urban Retreats portfolio. The latter is a collection of high-style boutique hotels with edgy, eccentric personalities and contextual, culturally significant vibes.

To sum things up…

Hotel Zena, the world’s first hotel solely dedicated to celebrating female empowerment through art, design and cultural events, is set to open in Washington, D.C. in spring 2020. Click here to book your stay (affiliate link).

All photos © Hotel Zena, Viceroy Hotels & Resorts

About Author

Eleanna is the founder of Miss Travelist. Part Greek and part East European, she speaks five languages and loves discovering new cultures and cuisines. When she is not travelling, you can find her watching Netflix, playing video games and having coffee with her friends.

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