Fairmont unveils urban courtyard at West End hotel

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Renovations to the Fairmont include an urban courtyard garden. (photo courtesy of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts)

The Fairmont Washington hotel in the West End is following up the unveiling earlier this year of its $27 million renovation with a new urban courtyard garden that opened in April.

At the 2401 M St. NW hotel, a cherry tree canopy covers lounge furniture, three fire pits and a backdrop of water in the garden, where guests will enjoy cocktails, lunch and dinner, according to a news release.

The courtyard is open daily for lunch, cocktails and dinner from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The hotel’s Shaken & Stirred happy hour lasts from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, offering $5 domestic beers, $7 house wines, rotating $9 cocktails like margaritas, and a special $12 trio sampler.

Earlier this year, the hotel revealed its redesigned lobby, lounge and 413 guest rooms, courtesy of Amanda Jackson from the Dallas-based firm Forrest Perkins.