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Wikipedia Description: Hotel Washington (Washington, D.C.)
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The W Washington, D.C. is a historic hotel located at 515 15th Street NW (between Pennsylvania Avenue and F Street) in downtown Washington, D.C. It opened in 1918 as the Hotel Washington. It is operated by W Hotels.
Designed by the architectural firm of Carrère and Hastings, the ten-story, Beaux-Arts hotel is the only commercial building designed by the firm in Washington, D.C. Construction of the Hotel Washington was completed in 1918. The facade features cream colored sgraffito decoration on a reddish-brown ground.
The Hotel Washington was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1995; in addition, the building is a contributing property to the Fifteenth Street Financial Historic District, listed on the NRHP in 2006, and the Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site.
Following an extensive renovation by Nakheel Properties, the owner of the building since 2006, the 317-room W Hotel opened in 2008, operated by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide.
In popular culture
The hotel was seen in the films Contact and The Firm. Its roof terrace figured in the movies The Godfather Part II and No Way Out. Frank Murphy, and John Nance Garner lived there.
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2020_DC_HotelW: DC -- Penn Qtr -- Hotel Washington (W Washington) (515 15th St NW) (8 photos from 2020)
2020_07_19D1_HotelW: DC -- Penn Qtr -- Hotel Washington (W Washington) (515 15th St NW) (13 photos from 07/19/2020)
2020_07_08C4_HotelW: DC -- Penn Qtr -- Hotel Washington (W Washington) (515 15th St NW) (1 photos from 07/08/2020)
2019_DC_HotelW: DC -- Penn Qtr -- Hotel Washington (W Washington) (515 15th St NW) (1 photos from 2019)
2009_DC_HotelW: DC -- Penn Qtr -- Hotel Washington (W Washington) (515 15th St NW) (8 photos from 2009)
2008_DC_HotelW: DC -- Penn Qtr -- Hotel Washington (W Washington) (515 15th St NW) (4 photos from 2008)
2007_DC_HotelW: DC -- Penn Qtr -- Hotel Washington (W Washington) (515 15th St NW) (7 photos from 2007)
2006_DC_HotelW: DC -- Penn Qtr -- Hotel Washington (W Washington) (515 15th St NW) (3 photos from 2006)
2005_DC_HotelW: DC -- Penn Qtr -- Hotel Washington (W Washington) (515 15th St NW) (1 photos from 2005)
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2017 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
Civil War Trust conferences in Pensacola, FL, Chattanooga, TN (via sites in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee) and Fredericksburg, VA,
a family reunion in The Dells, Wisconsin (via sites in Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin),
New York City, and
my 12th consecutive San Diego Comic Con trip (including sites in Arizona).
For some reason, several of my photos have been published in physical books this year which is pretty cool. Ones that I know about:
"Tarzan, Jungle King of Popular Culture" (David Lemmo),
"The Great Crusade: A Guide to World War I American Expeditionary Forces Battlefields and Sites" (Stephen T. Powers and Kevin Dennehy),
"The American Spirit" (David McCullough),
"Civil War Battlefields: Walking the Trails of History" (David T. Gilbert),
"The Year I Was Peter the Great: 1956 — Khrushchev, Stalin's Ghost, and a Young American in Russia" (Marvin Kalb), and
"The Judge: 26 Machiavellian Lessons" (Ron Collins and David Skover).
Number of photos taken this year: just below 560,000.