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The Embassy Suites Washington, D.C. is a Modernist hotel located at 1250 22nd Street NW in the West End neighborhood of Washington, D.C., in the United States. Part of the Embassy Suites Hotels chain of upscale hotels, the hotel is noted for its eight-story atrium, which contains tropical plants, a waterfall, and a lagoon.DescriptionBy the 1960s, Washington, D.C.'s West End neighborhood was a decaying area of Victorian townhouses and abandoned light industrial sites. In 1974, the city significantly revised its zoning regulations. Among the changes, the city treated hotels the same as residential housing, which spurred a hotel construction boom.In June 1986, the Oliver Carr Company sold a tract of land at 2200 N Street NW to the Chicago development firm of Charles H. Shaw Co. and Holiday Corp. (owner of the Holiday Inn chain) for $11.4 million. The 318-room, all-suite hotel opened in October 1987.The centerpiece of the hotel was its skylit, eight-story atrium. The atrium was intended to mimic a tropical rain forest, and contained palm trees; a two-story, terraced waterfall; and a lagoon in which both ducks and red koi fish swam. At night, the atrium was lit by soft glowing paper lanterns in an Asian motif. All rooms in the hotel were suites, and all rooms overlooked either the hotel's atrium or city streets. The corner suites were much larger, and called "executive suites" by the hotel. Rooms on the eighth and ninth floors of the nine-story hotel had views of the nearby Georgetown neighborhood, and the hotel's amenities included a restaurant, bar, swimming pool with attached whirlpool, and sauna.
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