Hyatt Regency Bethesda unveiled the final phase of its transformation with the addition of Brown Bag restaurant as well as an extension of Morton’s Steakhouse and Starbucks.
All three venues are located in the hotel’s recently transformed lobby, which features a 12-story atrium and a new, custom-made art piece.
Brown Bag, the hotel’s newest addition, will open in August 2019 and is located in a 3,000-square-foot open-layout featuring floor-to-ceiling windows. The restaurant will have a lobby entrance as well as access to the outdoor plaza area.
The centerpiece of the restaurant is its show kitchen that creates an interactive dining experience for guests.
Brown Bag prides itself on serving food made from scratch in-house and sourced from local farmers and bakers.
After the demolition of its original glass wall entryway, the recently expanded Morton’s Steakhouse now seamlessly integrates with the vibrant energy of the hotel lobby through French doors that open from the bar area.
The restaurant boasts a spacious dining room and bar as well as three private dining rooms, where guests can indulge in an extensive wine collection, prime-aged beef, signature steakhouse sides, delicious seafood and desserts.
The new food and beverage offerings in the lobby are anchored by an art piece created by Soo Sunny Park, an award winning Korean American artist, that offers a flair of Washington, D.C.
The vibrancy and the colors of the artwork symbolize the lively shades of the region: the orange bands represent the golden sunsets over the capital, the green stripes characterize the natural parks and forests around the area, and the blue embodies the Potomac River that runs through the lands. The overall symmetry of the art mounted on the atrium speaks to the dynamic D.C. politics.
The lobby additions follow on the heels of an extensive, first-phase transformation of Hyatt Regency Bethesda last year.
The renovation included a comprehensive redesign of the hotel’s 390 guest rooms, facade, lobby, meeting and event spaces, along with the addition of The Rooftop Downtown Bethesda, a beautiful rooftop event space crowning the hotel.
The hotel features over 20,000 square feet of function space, including an enclosed rooftop event space with views of the city, redesigned atrium terrace, and 19 meeting rooms.
Information is based off a press release from Hyatt Regency Bethesda.