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Touring Lyle Washington DC with Creative Director Jacu Strauss

Strauss is also a masterful painter and created 50 pieces that are featured throughout the hotel.

It List 2021: Our Editors’ Picks of the Best New Hotels in the World

The 181 jewel-toned guest rooms have safe-shaped mini-bars and psychedelic Voutsa headboards, and the Carrara marble bathrooms are stocked with amenities from fragrance house D.S. & Durga.

Travel and Leisure
Inside Lyle’s, a Revamped Hotel Restaurant in Dupont That Oozes Art Deco Cool

“We avoid any second class seating — every spot is special,” Strauss says.

Eater Washington DC
My London: Olly Alexander

Sea Containers London because it’s really glam. The spa is underground — I had a lovely massage, a nap in the napping room, a steam, nothing too invasive — and time disappeared, which is what I’m really craving.

Evening Standard
The Neighborhood Restaurant Inside Dupont’s New Hotel Won’t Be as Simple as It Seems

Lyle’s opens soon with chipotle Moscow mules, technique-heavy fried chicken, and a novel noodle soup

Eater Washington DC
Designer Jacu Strauss Tells Stories That Last

The Lore Group creative director strives to create an element of surprise

Hospitality Design
The 30 Sexiest Hotel Suites in the World

The Pulitzer Suite is decorated in Old Masters’ shades of bruised blue and pinky plum

The Times
This London hotel is showering the NHS with nice things

Last year the hotel threw open its doors to NHS workers, giving away hundreds of free stays to deserving individuals.

Time Out
Now that’s room service: What it’s like to check into a hotel just for dinner

In the olden days — you know, before 2020 — chefs were judged primarily on what they put on a plate. Now, safety-conscious diners are just as invested in where the food is served

The Washington Post
The World Class Hotel Bars You Need to Visit on Your Next Trip to London

If you’re someone who enjoys unique flavors that you can’t experience anywhere else, then Lyaness is your bar.


Much like Amsterdam, the Pulitzer fuses prime elements of the past with irreverent contemporary design, while remaining originally, utterly itself.

Condé Nast Traveller
Caviar Grilled Cheese? How One Chef Is Bringing Wit and Whimsy to DC’s Grandest New Restaurant

Curran has rooted his all-day menu in a classic French brasserie, but with a willingness to turn tradition on its head.


The rainbow fluorescent lights shimmered from the Sea Containers façade like a beacon of hope; rippling across the Thames we felt optimistic that the tides will turn and our beloved hospitality sector will continue to shine bright in these uncertain times.

Luxuriate Life

A palette of bright and fresh tones captures the feeling of a bygone era, without leaving Celia feeling retro.

Entree Magazine
Top 10 Hotels in Washington, D.C.: Readers' Choice Awards 2020

Condé Nast Traveler readers rate their top hotels in the nation's capital.

Condé Nast Traveler
That’s settled then

Hospitality brand Lore Group restored the building to its former decadence with a 181-room hotel that revived architectural flourishes such as Corinthian pillars and marble staircases.

Adapting To "New Normal": Luxury Hotel Riggs Washington DC Has Reopened

The 181 room hotel is housed in the historic Riggs National Bank, a.k.a. the “Bank of Presidents,” where 23 U.S. presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, had banked.

The coolest new hotels that have (quietly) opened this summer

The pick of the rooms might be the four First Lady suites, inspired by some of the Presidents' unsung better halves.

The Telegraph
The most enchanting places to stay on the River Thames

Sea Containers feels as if it is almost on the water. Directly on the Thames Path facing St Paul’s, both Lyaness, the ground-floor cocktail bar, and the Sea Containers restaurant make the most of the views.

The Telegraph
The Big Sleep Awards 2020: 48 of the world's best new hotels

There are soaring ceilings, Corinthian columns, leather banquettes and excellent plant-focused fare at the stately Café Riggs. Don’t miss the rooftop views across to the Capitol, and the high-concept cocktail menu in the original bank vault.

National Geographic
The 40 hotels around the world that should be on your radar

In Washington DC, Riggs has been designed by Creative Director, Jacu Strauss, who played on the building’s former incarnation as a bank.

House & Garden