The Holiday Inn Capitol main restaurant was in need of a total renovation to transform a 1970’s dark and cluttered space full of banquets and unused side stations, into a brighter, functional and flexible space. The client wanted a restaurant that matches the recent renovations made to the hotel’s lobby and bar and provides a contemporary look to attract hotel guests and both regular and new clientele from the surrounding area. The restaurant was divided in three virtual spaces: the first one open and around the buffet bar, the second defined with glass panels that allow private parties, and the third defined by a drapery that can be pulled to create an intimate atmosphere.

DBI also undertook the renovation of the hotel’s fitness center and rooftop pool.


6,000 SF


Washington, DC


October 2008

Project Team

Donohoe Real Estate Services

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