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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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