Darcy Hotel to unveil expanded event space after $2.4M renovation

New event space to be named after late Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Darcy Hotel in Washington’s Logan Circle neighborhood is nearly ready to unveil expanded event space as part of $2.4M renovation. The timing of the announcement coincides with International Women’s Month, and the hotel will name the 2,563-square-foot courtyard pavilion extension after late Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

A 1,724-square-foot interior event space, which is part of the extension, will feature an architecturally-progressive skylight dome, floor-to-ceiling glass windows that wrap around, and glass folding sliding doors that lead out to a newly paved, bi-level courtyard terrace.

The work has been ongoing since this January and will be completed in May.

Baskervill architecture and design firm have imagined the multi-million-dollar courtyard with a sleek open environment and modern design aesthetic. A neutral earth-tone palette of ivory, gray was chosen, with pops of turquoise. Also adorning the space are warm wood elements and green plantings

In the past, The Darcy’s private event spaces have been mostly named after notable American figures including Duke Ellington, Walt Whitman, Elinor Morton Wylie, William Gaston, Deacon Jones and John A. Logan, noted General Manager Eumi Koh, one of the few DC hotel female GMs.

“As an admired jurist, women’s rights advocate, and constitutional law scholar, Bader Ginsburg exuded brilliance, strength and discipline,” says Koh. “The Darcy pays tribute to her presence with a dignified multifaceted venue that characteristically honors her disposition.”


Transitional spaces to the Bader Ginsberg event space can be configured in sought-after multi-functional space flow:

  • a setting for 135 people,
  • standing reception for 200,
  • seated dinner for 144,
  • U-shaped seating for 50,
  • and a theater setup for 176.

In addition, plans for the Bader Ginsburg event space incorporate a vestibule entrance, skylight, terrace entrance, and storeroom.

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Part of Denver-based Northwood Investors LLC’s holdings, The Darcy Hotel property has 226 guest rooms and suites across 135,000 square feet. It’s also home to Gerrard Street Kitchen restaurant, headed by Chef Jaime Velasquez, featuring globally-inspired cuisine.

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