ALEXANDRIA, Virginia — The Kimpton Lorien Hotel and Spa in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, has completed a $2.51 million redesign to the hotel’s 107 guest rooms. Redesigned were 16 suites, signature outdoor terraces, hallway corridors, public areas, adjacent French brasserie Brabo and 5,600 square feet of meeting, wedding and event space.
Along a brick-lined street amidst boutiques and fine-art galleries, the Kimpton Lorien Hotel and Spa is in a tranquil setting. With its dedicated award-winning spa, newly refinished modern and elegant interior design, and two culinary venues helmed by executive chef Sebastien Rondier, the hotel also offers easy access to the sights and attractions of Washington, D.C., and the neighboring Virginia countryside.
The Kimpton Lorien Hotel and Spa’s newly redesigned guest rooms feature a minimal yet luxurious atmosphere where guests can retreat and rejuvenate from the day’s activities.
The Lorien Hotel and Spa is also a venue for meetings and events, with nearly 5,600 square feet of event space, including access to private courtyards and terraces as well as French-inspired cuisine directly from Rondier of Brabo. This year, the hotel’s two dedicated function spaces also received decor upgrades with calming and neutral slate-blue walls with a subtle Greek-key-patterned flooring that pairs well with any occasion.
The Liberty Room, the hotel’s largest space at 1,250 square feet, can be separated into two function spaces or used whole, accommodating up to 100 guests banquet style and up to 125 for receptions. The nearby Independence Room features plenty of natural light, with 730 square feet appropriate for board meetings, breakout space for up to 20 and cocktail hours for up to 50 guests; the room leads directly out to the open-air Freedom Terrace, an intimate outdoor courtyard just outside the hotel’s living room. The 756-square-foot Freedom Terrace has a large ivy-covered trellis, chrome accents, oversized mirrors and a contemporary in-ground fire feature and is a good setting for events such as wedding ceremonies, banquets of up to 20 guests and receptions for up to 45.
At the end of 2016, Brabo also expanded its bar to be double in size, enhancing the brasserie’s modern comfort in historical Old Town Alexandria. Loyal Brabo guests now enjoy more seating areas and natural lighting, new furniture, copper-accented lighting fixtures and locally curated artwork.