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Hotel Heron to Open This Month

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia — Originally built as the George Mason Hotel in 1926, the refurbished and renovated Hotel Heron in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, is now accepting reservations for stays beginning June 20.

The hotel has 134 guest rooms, as well as 30,000 square feet of hotel amenity, meeting space and ground floor retail spanning two buildings in the nationally designated historic district.

Located steps from King Street Mile and Alexandria’s waterfront, Hotel Heron is one of the city’s best examples of Colonial Revival architecture. The adaptive reuse property seamlessly blends the historic landmark with a new adjacent building, housing guest rooms, various food and beverage outlets and a selection of meeting and event spaces.

The hotel also offers over 3,500 square feet of indoor meeting and events space as well as flexible outdoor options. The Heritage Ballroom is 2,355 square feet with hardwood floors and 17-foot ceilings, while The Assembly Rooms offer 842 square feet that can be divided into two rooms.

The hotel’s 134 guest rooms span both the original Prince building and the Washington building. Classic and deluxe accommodations strike a balance between architectural intricacies and modern comforts and offer views of historic Alexandria and select furnished outdoor terraces.

Rounding out the amenities is a collection of food and beverage offerings, plus a library and a fitness center. KILN is a signature, ground-floor restaurant serving hearth-inspired Mid-Atlantic cuisine, while Francis Hall is a craft cocktail bar hidden in the heart of the hotel, and Good Fortune is an open-air seasonal rooftop bar with views of the Potomac River.

Led by D.C.-based architects Antonovich Associates and the interior design team at Streetsense, the project features Mid-Atlantic design elements and a rich color scheme that weaves a cohesive thread from the public spaces to guest rooms. Furniture sourced from local partners, such as Austin Morris Furniture, create a contemporary juxtaposition against the historic architecture.

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