Willard InterContinental Washington main lobby

Title

Willard InterContinental Washington main lobby

Description

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 Presidential.

The restoration included the original front desk of the Willard’s main lobby, a distinct petal-shaped structure of ochre marble, glass and polished wood. All the marble in the public rooms was meticulously restored by hand.

The Willard's lobby was refurbished in December of 2009 to include moving the front desk to its original location.

Creator

Lee, Sarah Tomerlin

Contributor

Prince, Neal A.

Date

1986

Subject

Inter-Continental Hotels and Resorts
Willard Intercontinental (Hotel)
Washington (D.C.)
Historic hotels
Interior decoration
Hotel lobbies

Seating (Furniture)
Hotels--Decoration

Rights

Neal A. Prince Special Collection & Archives, New York School of Interior Design, New York, NY, United States

Coverage

Washington, D.C.

Files

DC_Willard_Main Lobby (color) 001.jpg

Citation

Lee, Sarah Tomerlin, “Willard InterContinental Washington main lobby,” Designing the Luxury Hotel: Neal Prince and the Inter-Continental Brand, accessed January 27, 2023, https://nealprince.omeka.net/items/show/94.

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