Salamander Washington DC Opens
Resort company expands to town and country.
Salamander Hotels & Resorts and Henderson Park, a London-based global private equity real estate manager have announced the launch of Salamander Washington DC, formerly the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
Under its new ownership and Salamander’s management, the 373-room hotel will undergo a renovation while remaining open for business. As reported by HotelManagement, “Part of our training program is to bring team members from our Home Office and other Salamander properties to orient and support,” Devadas said. “We have already assembled a special hotel leadership group that includes management from Mandarin Oriental, Salamander and other D.C. luxury properties.''
In addition to updating its lobby and renaming the lobby bar, guest rooms will be getting new artwork, including photography taken by Salamander CEO Sheila Johnson.
The property's restaurant, which plans to bring on a new chef, is in transition, currently serving only breakfast. The restaurant is expected to be repositioned and reopened by next spring. A patisserie, featuring grab-and-go options, will be added on the hotel's main level.
All suite accommodations will be fully refurbished. The hotel's club lounge, which has been shuttered throughout the pandemic, will be renovated and reopened as the Monument Club.