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For his final project, Prince hired Sarah Tomerlin Lee of Tom Lee, Ltd. to restore the glamour and sumptuousness of the lobby, Peacock Alley, the Crystal and Willard Rooms, the Ladies Lounge, the Robin Bar, and the oval suites including the…

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Balconies and bulls-eye windows were reconstructed to capitalize on the hotel’s arresting views.

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View of the Willard's Grand Ballroom before the renovation took place. There are over 7,000 square feet of marble floors on the ground level of the hotel. Over one and a half million ¾ inch square pieces were refitted, some lifted out, cleaned and…

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The Willard Grand Ballroom spans 4736 square feet. Scraps of fabric from the original furnishings were used to fabricate plush Victorian reproductions for rooms and seating areas.

DC_Willard_ Main Lobby Coffered Ceiling 001.jpg
Neal Prince and his department at InterContinental worked in close consultation with hired designer Sarah Tomerlin Lee to meticulously research the original condition of the hotel, salvaging pieces of original woodwork and plaster to create molds…

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An 1853 engraving depicting President Franklin Pierce leaving the Willard Hotel.

In 1820, Joshua Tennyson leased the property at Pennsylvania Avenue and Fourteenth Street from Captain John Tayloe to run a hotel just a few blocks from the White…

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The Willard InterContinental Washington has a long and storied history, dating back to 1816 when a row of two-story houses was first built on the corner of 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue and transformed into a hotel. In 1901, Joseph E. Willard…
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