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Annotated Bibliography 5&6

Renovation at the Mayflower Hotel

Goldchain, Michelle. “The Mayflower Hotel Boasts New Look After $22M Renovation.” Dc.curbed.com, Curbed DC, 13 Aug. 2015, dc.curbed.com/2015/8/13/9931518/mayflower-hotel-renovation. Accessed 9 Apr. 2017.

Within, “The Mayflower Hotel Boasts New Look After $22M Renovation” Michelle Goldchain shares insight to the newest renovation of the Mayflower Hotel. During the month of April, all 10 floors of Washington, D.C.’s largest luxury hotel, The Mayflower Hotel, were completely renovated at the cost of $22 million. The new renovations included the restaurant to the hallways to the guest rooms, every aspect of the hotel was updated with new carpeting, new furniture, and a toned down color scheme to add a more modernized feel to the luxurious estate. Goldchain furthers her discussion by sharing that the renovation was done to “keep the hotel relatable”. In other words, the renovation was done to bring about a new “modern luxe” to the hotel. Additionally, Goldchain states, “Originally, the color scheme throughout the hallways and bedrooms was yellowish gold and green. Now, the color scheme is grey and white. The hallways were completely redone with new lighting, wallpaper, marble flooring, and artworks.” (Goldchain.) This new renovation seemingly brought a new sense of luxury and grandeur to the hotel. Also, each of the 581 guest rooms feature brand new headboards, desks, side tables, night stands, couches, mirrors, and plush chairs. This renovations main purpose was to simply keep the Mayflower Hotel within the public eye, and to also keep its stature as being one of the most luxurious hotel to reside in Washington D.C.

I plan to use this article to show how the Mayflower Hotel is moving into the modern world with this new renovation. This article not only gave insight to the new renovation, but also gave many descriptive details within the article of what each area would look like. The article will be useful in providing a more detailed analysis of the “look” of my location; the Mayflower Hotel.

Scott, Pamela, and Antoinette J. Lee. “The Mayflower Hotel.” Http://Sah-Archipedia.org/, Oxford University Press, 2012, sah-archipedia.org/buildings/DC-01-DW10. Accessed 9 Apr. 2017.

Within, “The Mayflower Hotel” Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee give a brief history of the Mayflower Hotel. Both share the origins of the Mayflower hotel as, “Warren and Wetmore, architects of Grand Central Terminal in New York, designed the venerable Mayflower Hotel. Robert Beresford of Washington assisted the firm in executing the design. The Mayflower offered first-class hotel accommodations, dining rooms, and ballrooms in the sections of the building closest to Connecticut Avenue. To the rear, with its own private entrance off a quiet street, was the apartment house tower.” (Scott.) Today, nearly all of the apartments have been converted to hotel rooms and the public rooms restored to their original elegance. The hotels original architectural style was seen to be Beauxs Arts architecture; which brought about a sense of classicism and romanticism to its buildings. Additionally, the article also shares the a description of the interior and exterior of the hotel, to bring about an understanding of what the hotel used to look like, and what the hotel looks like now. The overall “look” of the hotel was described as, “The Mayflower Hotel rises ten stories and extends east an entire city block from Connecticut Avenue to 17th Street. The buff brick building is set upon a limestone base. Its main facade on Connecticut Avenue is shaped into a pair of curved towers flanking a deep narrow court above the hotel’s main entrance.

I plan to use this article to bring about an overall description of the Mayflower Hotel. Both Scott and Lee share a brief history of the historic hotel which will end in adding more background information for my analysis. Additionally, both share how the hotels architecture shaped its overall influence towards its audience. Lastly, the article also helps in give more information about the exterior and interior of the Mayflower Hotel.