The Darcy hotel opens, debuts new restaurants

Siren is a new seafood restaurant at The Darcy, 1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW. (photo courtesy of The Darcy)

The former Doubletree at 1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW in Dupont Circle reopened last month as The Darcy, offering a new restaurant and cafe and several offerings in collaboration with local businesses.

The Darcy, located at 1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW, is a former Doubletree. (photo courtesy of The Darcy)

The hotel boasts 226 rooms, meeting space, a ballroom, an outdoor patio and Siren, the high-profile seafood spot from chef Robert Wiedmaier, whose other eateries include Marcel’s in Foggy Bottom, Brasserie Beck in Mount Vernon Square and Mussel Bar & Grille in Bethesda. The hotel is also home to Lil’ B Coffee & Eatery, a street-level cafe from celebrity chef David Guas of Bayou Bakery in Arlington.

Local flavor is all around in the hotel. A pop-up flower bar allows guests and locals to build their own bouquets using flowers from the local startup UrbanStems. A men’s haberdashery features clothes from local suit company Read Wall, based near LeDroit Park. A “secret” cocktail cart also comes to guests’ rooms with drinks featuring local liquors and mixers, including Element and Green Hat Gin.