The Darcy hotel opens, debuts new restaurants

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