US: The landmark, five-star boutique hotel, The Jefferson, is reopening to guests on 3 July, just in time for the national Independence Day celebrations.
The hotel, which is situated four blocks away from the White House, has been closed since the onset of the pandemic in March last year, although it began to take on new reservations just before Memorial Day in May.
The Jefferson’s Greenhouse restaurant and pub Quill will also reopen, however its formal restaurant, Plume, will remain closed for the time being.
A spokesperson for the hotel declined to comment on how many employees had been made redundant during the closure, as well as on how many would return, although they said that the pandemic had “sadly resulted in some difficult decisions”.
The spokesperson added that the business had had to reassess its services and spaces to determine how best to accommodate guests in a safe environment.
Located at 1200 16th Street NW, the Jefferson first opened in 1923 as an apartment building, before being converted into a hotel in 1955 and undergoing a number of reservations since, including in 2005. The hotel now holds 99 rooms and suites, with some suites featuring private balconies and views overlooking the Washington Monument.
The Jefferson was also named in the U.S. News Best Hotels list for 2021, and in Travel + Leisure’s 500 Best Hotels list.