Successfully integrating historical elements into a renovated property demands a considerable amount of insight. By incorporating an excess of updates, one can create a chimera that effectively hushes the historical significance intended to come out in the project (the revamped The Great Gatsby film makes a wonderful example). If the antiquated parts speak too loudly, one has an expensive anachronism on hand that can easily alienate a modern audience. Riding this fine line, the Graham Georgetown successfully displays its tribute to decadence while reflecting on the era that essentially built the structure (as well as the surrounding neighborhood). The newly re-opened hotel, seated right off of Georgetown’s active M Street, boasts all of a luxury hotel’s usual suspects. It offers a beautiful view of the District from its rooftop bar. Patrons can sink into lush pillows and lavish couches as they wait for other members of their party. The rooms invite all sorts of experiences, completely up to the guests’ discretion. All indulgences considered, the Graham goes further than the ordinary upscale getaway.
Like an ibis that turns its head back, the Graham fully realizes Alexander Graham Bell, one of Georgetown’s most famous figures. The hotel restaurant carries his initials; the rooftop bar dedicates more than a few of their drinks to his memory. The hotel fully adopts the history of the area, allowing it to enrich its visual appeal. It tastefully smiles upon the past while inviting the future of the area with open arms, all while asking each guest to enjoy the present moment. The Graham Georgetown, a spectacle to behold.