HOTEL ZENA Nominated for Hotel of the Year by Design Et AL – Cast your vote to make her a winner!

We’re excited to announce that HOTEL ZENA in Washington, DC is up for Hotel of the Year in the International Hotel & Property Awards 2021 by design et al. 

We hope you’ll take a few minutes to cast your vote and support the incredible work that Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, Viceroy Hotels & Resorts and Dawson Design Associates provide for our industry. Please vote to make Zena a winner in the “Hotel Under 200 Rooms Americas & Caribbean” category. Voting closes June 29th. In order for the ballot to count, you have to cast a vote in every category (and there are quite a few). Here’s the Link.

Hotel Zena is a stand out, not only for her seven-story tall female warriors on the building’s exterior. Sixty original works of art celebrate female empowerment and gender equality in a collection curated to inspire and ignite conversation. The message is artfully woven throughout every aspect of the hotel’s design from the Greek goddess images in guestrooms to the “Wall of Honor” featuring 221 sketches of feminist heroes and iconoclasts spanning 2,000+ years. The hotel lobby is host to a stunning portrait gallery honoring 11 women who’ve fought for gender equality including a wall-sized image of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – made entirely of 20,000 painted tampons. A 20′ long curved wall in the restaurant adorned with 12,000 protest buttons commemorates the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. A dramatic hanging installation of painted folding chairs honors Representative Shirley Chisholm’s advice as the first Black woman elected to Congress, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”

As a woman-owned procurement firm, Bray Whaler could not be more pleased to have been involved in the project from its inception. “It is an honor to work for a client who allows a brilliant designer to realize her vision in a way that is not only topical and provocative, but inspiring and beautiful, “says Elisa Whaler, President & CEO. Ronnie Bray, EVP & Principal in charge of the project for Bray Whaler adds, “This is a perfect example of design as a meaningful point of difference. It takes vision, courage and a significant investment to carry this off. We could not be more pleased for Dawson Design Associates, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and Viceroy Hotels & Resorts. They raised the bar in a socially relevant way and deserve international recognition for their work. Bravissimo!







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