Hotel Zena
Washington, DC

Project Details

Dawson Design Associates
Washington, DC
Project Year
$25 Million

Beautiful and modern, Hotel Zena is a very special boutique hotel in the heart of Washington, DC.

Located just a short walk from the White House in the downtown core, Hotel Zena (formerly the Donovan Hotel) provides a boutique hotel experience like none other. A groundbreaking architectural triumph dedicated to female empowerment, Hotel Zena is a bold new cultural hub celebrating the accomplishments of women and recognizing their enduring struggle for gender equality.

Provocative art and design are at the core of this spectacular space, where guests are immersed in over 60 pieces of gallery-quality art created specifically for Zena by a distinguished group of artists from around the world working globally for the cause of human rights.

Featuring large modern rooms with a split focus on work and play, the hotel for the traveler that thrives on inclusivity. Hotel Zena features some beautiful amenity spaces including a large rooftop pool deck + bar where you will find two completely custom fabricated round Montigo firepits.
Montigo provided two completely custom bowl shaped firepits for Hedy’s Rooftop lounge, one with a custom made self-hanging hood specifically designed to work with the location’s large overhang.

Like the 14 floors below it, Hedy’s tells a dynamic story of female empowerment. It pays tribute to Hedy Lamarr, the groundbreaking actress, inventor, and film producer whose patents for radiofrequency hopping were recognized as the blueprint for Bluetooth technology.

Photography: Mike Schwartz

Project Resource Files

Hedy Rooftop Lounge
Mike Schwartz Photography