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Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown

From the outside, the new Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown, resembles nearly every other building in the neighborhood, including the Ritz-Carlton around the corner and the Four Seasons six blocks away. But inside the red-brick building, located on the edge of the historic C&O Canal, the quaintness of Georgetown cedes to a strikingly styled space that is as fun as it is fashionable.

The Capella, which opened in April, features 37 guest rooms and 12 spacious suites outfitted with tufted leather headboards, Pratesi bed linens, and original contemporary artworks. Stylish embellishments continue in the public spaces, where gold and pewter tones and plush furnishings fill the Rye Bar and the Grill Room, both of which have garnered a fast following among locals.

Visitors looking for quiet time away from the bustle need not travel far. Just off the lobby, the guest-only Living Room is an elegant retreat with a floor-to-ceiling onyx fireplace and a 1930s-era crystal chandelier. For something even more exclusive, guests can head to the hotel’s private rooftop deck and lounge, where an infinity-edge pool overlooks the capital’s most iconic monuments. Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown, 855.922.7355, www.capellahotels.com