A hotel in Washington, D.C. is adopting the theme of “female empowerment” and opening soon with the name Hotel Zena in reference to the warrior princess character.
The place belongs to Viceroy Hotel Group, currently the Donovan Hotel on Thomas Circle. The building will turn into Hotel Zena as “an ode to feminine strength, celebrated by all genders, races and sexualities, and a haven for the liberated forward thinker,” according to a press release.
The announcement came on December 18 from Viceroy Hotel Group. “Hotel Zena will be the first hospitality establishment solely dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of women,” said Jon Bortz, president and CEO of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, in the release.
“Washington, D.C. is one of the most culturally diverse metropolitans with a female-majority population, and there is no better place or more relevant time to fill this void in the travel market.”
The hotel has 191 rooms and is slated to open spring 2020, after undergoing a comprehensive renovation and transformation. It will be designed to have “a rebellious and defiant yet playful energy” with a mural of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a 50-foot winding pyrometric serpent.
Dawson Design Associates, an award-winning interior design company, will be in charge of the hotel’s arrangement.
“Clever and sophisticated, Hotel Zena portrays the ethos of feminine strength with mischievous art installations and cheeky design details,” said Andrea Dawson Sheehan, art director and principle at Dawson Design Associates.