The Capella Hotel in Georgetown

The sunny main lobby of the Capella. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
The Capella’s food and beverage manager, Will Rentschler (left). The Capella’s concierge and “lead personal assistant,” Luis Colmenares (center). The Capella’s head chef, Jakob Esko, came to Washington from Singapore, where he was chef at that city’s Capella (right). Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
The Rye Bar is off the main lobby. It overlooks the C&O Canal, has outside seating, and features Manhattans on draft. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
Taps for beer and for Manhattans. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
Bruce Bradley makes a breakfast order in the Grill Room at the Capella. Behind him to the right is the dining room’s private enclosure. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
Blueberry pancakes at the Grill Room. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
The Grill Room’s private dining room, which is in the main dining room but can be closed off for privacy. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
A corner table in the Capella’s Grill Room. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
Detail of the walls in the Grill Room. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
Inside the Capella’s kitchen. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
The “living room,” where hotel guests can relax by the fire, read the paper, or meet friends. It is closed off by a glass door from the hotel lobby. The chandelier in the “living room” that Bruce Bradley reclaimed from the old Italian Embassy when he was building the new one. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
The Capella’s infinity pool has an interior entrance but is open to the rooftop deck, which wraps around the hotel and has its own bar and kitchen. The rooftop is scheduled to be finished by Easter weekend. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
In all the hotel’s wood-and-marble bathrooms are rainwater showers. The bathtub in the presidential suite is made from one piece of marble. It weighs 2,000 pounds and looks like it could hold as many as four people. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
The bedroom of one of the Capella suites, which go for about $2,000 a night. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
The living room of a Capella suite. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
The entry hall of the Capella suite. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

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