Stonehill Taylor’s design the newly renovated event spaces at the Hamilton Hotel, a celebrated historic and luxury hotel in the US Capital’s downtown area. Originally built in 1851, the property is listed on the D.C. Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Spaces and has hosted entertainers and political figures as well as presidential inaugural balls. As part of a multi-million dollar renovation to the hotel, Stonehill Taylor handled the latest chapter in the hotel’s evolution.
The new event space, The Schuyler, offers 18,000 square feet of versatile layouts and can be adapted to fit up to 700 guests reception style or up to 450 guests for a seated dinner. The Schuyler merges the hotel with the adjacent Almas Temple, a historic Masonic building originally opened in 1929. The design integrates old and new styles of design, blending the hotel’s original Art Deco and Beaux Arts motifs with a modern twist. The designers also borrowed from elements like the hotel lobby’s ornate ceiling to further inform the design language throughout the space. Classical elements such as curved lines and clean shapes tie the spaces together.