"The Washington hotel with the decidedly British air," the new Henley Park Hotel at Massachusetts Avenue and 10th Street NW, is celebrating its grand opening today.
The District's latest luxury hotel is located two blocks from the Washington Convention center in the old Tudor Hall, a former apartment building. The seven-story, 64-year-old Tudor-style structure was rennovated and refurbished during the past year at a cost of about $10 million. Some paneling and ceiling moldings from the lobby have been restored and will be incorporated in the new design.
The hotel features 98 lavishly decorated rooms and suites, a library where afternoon tea is served and an English pub with live entertainment daily.
Jack Daniel, director of marketing for the Henley Park, traveled to England to secure original art and antique furnishings for the hotel. The hotel hired two chefs from England to help chef Henri Chautard establish the Henley Park's restaurant.
The single-occupancy price for a room at the Henley Park is $95 a night and $115 for a double.
Coakley & Williams Inc. is the owner, builder and operator of the hotel in partnership with Charles C. Wilkes, a Washington attorney and developer.