A restoration of presidential proportions recaptures the legacy of the Jefferson DC
This beautifully restored lobby shows off the brilliance of its original design
The intimate scale and quiet elegance of the reception area
A most distinguished dining experience in America's Capital — Plume Restaurant
The contemporary illuminating glass bar for visiting and local luminaries alike
The thoroughly historic and honorary Jefferson Suite
The Jefferson DC
A superb restoration of this landmark Washington hotel honoring our most architectural of U.S. Presidents.
In 1923 a star was born in America’s political capital. It was the Jefferson Apartment Building on 16th Street NW, located near many famous buildings including the White House and the Carnegie Institute. The building was designed by French architect Jules Henri de Sibour. Working in the Beaux Arts style, SIbour’s design for the Jefferson incorporated his signature elegant detailing.
In 1955 the luxury apartment building was converted to the Jefferson DC hotel. For over 50 years the Jefferson has been welcoming distinguished guests in an ambiance of an exclusive luxury residence. In 2009 a 2-year historic restoration program was completed under the direction of architects Forrest Perkins Associates. The project succeeded in restoring the Jefferson’s historic authenticity and eloquence that is synonymous with Washington DC. One of the great features of this hotel is the original 1923 glass skylight in the lobby, which had been covered for decades and was well preserved. All public areas of the Jefferson DC feature period furnishings and antiques, artwork, and artifacts from President Jefferson’s collection.
Today there are 99 guest rooms and suites, each featuring traditional period furnishings and every modern amenity of an exclusive luxury hotel. There are two special suites, appropriately named after Thomas and Martha Jefferson. These suites are spacious and full of light, very well appointed, and are decorated reflecting President Jefferson’s interests.
The hotel has two restaurants and a stylish bar where guests and locals mingle. The award-winning Plume restaurant is commended both for its cuisine and its wine collection. The menu is created by Executive Chef Chris Jakubiec, and the Sommelier is Michael Scaffidi. Together they recommend classic traditional menus. Plume, as well as the more intimate Jefferson’s Wine Room, can be rented for private events The Greenhouse restaurant enjoys one of the most atmospheric spaces of the hotel, beneath the 1923 barrel-vaulted skylight.
The Jefferson DC, a member of Relais & Chateaux, continues to be recognized as an exclusive destination in Washington. The hotel reflects great pride in its architecture and luxurious interiors. Its award-winning cuisine and great location make it worthy of its honorary namesake.
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Awards and certifications
Below are the awards and accolades gained by The Jefferson DC
Jefferson DC Hotel
1200 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036