ARC THE.HOTEL opens with party, pillow menu in Foggy Bottom

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Sarah Phillips tests out teh amenities at ARC THE.HOTEL's grand opening. Photo by Ana Valentin

Earlier this month, ARC THE.HOTEL celebrated its final phase reveal with a grand opening party.  Hundreds of guests inspected the hotel’s multimillion dollar renovation as they enjoyed cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and live musical entertainment by The Kevin Rose Duo.

Local artist Lakshmi Sarkar drew custom portraits of attendees on hotel room keys that provided access to an intimate #UnlockARC sneak peek of the hotel’s rooms, some of which, on the upper levels, featured panoramic views of the Potomac River and famous DC sights. 

Nickolas Barylski, left, Christian Miles Bentley, Yasmine Nashed and John Mawad attend the
ARC THE.HOTEL grand opening. Photo by Ana Valentin

Conveniently located in historic Foggy Bottom, ARC THE.HOTEL — formerly University Inn — offers local experiences unique to DC, all within a mile or more.  Rooms feature  luxury textures and special amenities like having your room set to your favorite temperature in advance of your arrival; Event attendees loved customizing their future sleep experiences with options from the pillow menu! Technology is also a major ARC THE.Hotel perk, integrated into everything, from mobile room entry to television streaming. 

Grand opening party guests also enjoyed sampling bites of locally sourced dishes and tapas from the hotel’s redesigned farm-to-table restaurant, Notti 824, which beckoned with its signature courtyard. 

Raffle winners show off their prize at the ARC THE.HOTEL grand opening. Photo by Ana Valentin

The night ended with many guests exiting with exciting raffle prizes, including a few coveted free ARC THE.HOTEL staycations.