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The Royal Sonesta Capitol Hill Washington, DC is making room for an entirely new kind of upscale hotel and wedding venue. A cleansing palette of neutrals with artistic accents sets a calming tone in our lobby and well appointed rooms. Our French bistro restaurant promises a sophisticated, savory dining experience. Embodying the fusion of green, wellness, and tech-forward design, our hotel is LEED Gold Certified with a WELL Certified Core/Shell and boasts an on-site fitness center, yoga studio, EV charging stations, and well-equipped networking spaces throughout the property. Our penthouse

conference center and ballroom with private terraces offers a breathtaking backdrop for collaboration or celebration. Located in one of DC’s most walkable intersections, guests can reach the city’s upscale dining scene, thriving business & political hubs,and iconic national landmarks in just a matter of minutes.

This gorgeous boutique hotel offers an upscale wedding experience that couples will love. Featuring a sleek, modern design and a selection of tastefully decorated event spaces, The Royal Sonesta has everything nearlyweds need to create the wedding celebration of their dreams.

Facilities and Capacity

With a wide selection of magnificently appointed event rooms available, The Royal Sonesta Washington can cater to weddings of almost any size. All rooms offer flexible layouts that can be adapted for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Every room exudes elegance and sophistication and features a beautiful cutting-edge design, and all the facilities couples might need. Nearlyweds can exchange vows in the Penthouse Saphire Room, where the floor to ceiling windows and high ceilings create a stunning atmosphere perfect for photographic and and memorable wedding ceremonies. Also located on the Penthouse is the Crown ballroom and rooftop terrace, the Crown Ballroom is ideal for wedding receptions. It features 20ft ceilings and abundant natural light from the floor to ceiling windows that overlook the terrace.

Services Offered

The Royal Sonesta offers a wide range of services that couples can choose from to make their special day even more special. Catering is provided by the hotel's team of executive chefs, who will prepare a culinary masterpiece to delight even the most sophisticated palettes. Accommodation is available onsite, and each of our guestrooms is appointed with all the modern amenities one would expect to find in a luxurary hotel. There are facilities for live music and a dance floor where guests can strut their stuff long into the night.

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Elizabeth Sent on 05/13/2024
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There is nothing better than a new hotel--wow!

As a wedding planner, I rarely have the opportunity to write a hotel review, but I was invited to a vendor networking event at the new Royal Sonesta Capitol Hill. There is nothing better than a new hotel; everything was gorgeous. The space, décor, and the ambiance were elegant and inviting. And the execution of the event itself was impressive. It was obvious that every detail was meticulously planned.

The event started with a one-hour reception in the Work Suite where we were treated to an array of passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Everything was delicious and meticulously prepared, but what really set the tone was the violinist. I think her name was Tiffany and she was magnificent!

Afterwards, we received a proper hotel tour. I expected everything to be beautiful and sophisticated—and it was—but what surprised me was the spaciousness of the rooms. One of the most common complaints I hear about hotels in the city is about the standard room size. I hope this suggests a trend towards larger rooms for new hotels.

After the tour, we were invited to the penthouse level for a four-course dinner. We were served salads, scallops, duck and, to end, the Chef put on a little show for us, he flambeed crepe suzette before our very eyes. Stellar! We were also gifted macaroons with our company logos printed on them.

As for the venue itself, when my clients describe having a view of the city as a backdrop, this is the view they describe. The photo does not do it justice, it was breathtaking in person. We could see the Washington monument and Union Station from the penthouse. There was an expansive terrace as well, but it started to rain later in the evening, so we had to keep the party inside.

Shoutout to the venue manager, Anais, for her exceptional hospitality and dedication to creating unforgettable moments. I have worked with her for 5+ years and she’s not only flexible, responsive, and (alarmingly) attentive to details, but she is always over prepared, and she makes everything easy for everyone on the day of. Congratulations to her and the entire team… just wow.
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