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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) (21 photos from 2020)
2020_11_08E2_HotelW: DC -- Penn Qtr -- Hotel Washington (W Washington) (515 15th St NW) (2 photos from 11/08/2020)
2020_11_03F3_HotelW: DC -- Penn Qtr -- Hotel Washington (W Washington) (515 15th St NW) (3 photos from 11/03/2020)
2019_DC_HotelW: DC -- Penn Qtr -- Hotel Washington (W Washington) (515 15th St NW) (1 photo from 2019)
2017_DC_HotelW: DC -- Penn Qtr -- Hotel Washington (W Washington) (515 15th St NW) (6 photos from 2017)
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 photo from 2005)
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2020 photos: The year is too new to have anything to report. The Covid-19 pandemic cut off most events here in DC after March 11 and even cut off going outside after awhile. The only bright side about a pandemic which killed over a quarter of a million Americans is that the incompetence of the federal government in dealing with it probably flipped the election in November.
Partially Reviewed: Rough draft. I've gone through these pictures once, removing the worst ones, some duplication, etc. I usually take sequences of 4 or 5 pictures at a time and there are lots of near duplicates. I'll be doing a final review later which will cull the pictures down some. To be honest though, I'm way behind on doing final reviews.