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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
The best London spas

Nestled underneath the Sea Containers London sits the hotel's tranquil agua spa. It's a luxurious, intimate space designed to enhance tranquillity, complete with a calming relaxation area in which a Tom Dixon artwork takes centre-stage.

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16 of the Most Anticipated Luxury Hotels Opening in 2020

Riggs is sure to be a top destination for those looking to make the most of their stay in the nation's capital.

The Best New Hotel Bars & Restaurants in the World: 2020 Hot List

In a capital scene abuzz with newcomers, Riggs easily grabs the attention.

Conde Nast Traveler

Creative Director of hospitality company Lore Group Jacu Strauss’s latest project has taken him to Washington DC. We spoke to him about the role, how travel broadens the mind and the future of hospitality design.

Look Inside the Four “First Lady Suites” at the New Riggs Hotel

You won’t find a typical Presidential Suite at Riggs Washington DC, instead designer Jacu Strauss created a collection of luxury suites inspired by “the eccentricities of a select few Presidents’ unsung better halves.”

Penn Quarter Has a Grand New Hotel Brasserie That Pushes ‘High-Low’ to the Max

Cafe Riggs serves a caviar grilled cheese and omelets in a stately setting

Riggs Washington DC: First In

This new D.C. hotel breathes new life into a historic building—and might just have the most inventive cocktail list in the country.

Condé Nast Traveller
Riggs Washington DC: A Historic Bank Is Having A Second Life As A Swanky Hotel

After successes with Sea Containers London on Thames River and the Pulitzer Amsterdam, Lore Group chose Washington D.C. as the third location for its expanding business.

Hot Hotel: Inside Riggs Washington DC

A new boutique hotel set in the former 'Bank of Presidents'

The Telegraph
One of the World’s Top Bartenders Is Opening a DC Cocktail Spot With Fancy Jell-O Shots and Microwaved Manhattans

London's Ryan Chetiyawardana is about to debut cutting-edge Silver Lyan in Penn Quarter

Upscale Hospitality At The Riggs Washington DC Hotel

In the shadow of the capitol, contemporary luxury accommodation that reference a storied past

Cool Hunting
An Airy, All-Day Brasserie Opens in Penn Quarter With Seafood Towers and Caviar Grilled Cheese

Café Riggs debuts inside the luxe new Riggs hotel.

The Vogue Edit: What We’re Loving This Week

Sea Containers London has come up with a brilliant wellness concept, Spa Social, designed to bring city dwellers together for an evening of relaxation, with a little social interaction thrown in.