hotel helix
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

From a press release:

“Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will open a new flagship 178-room hotel along Washington, D.C.’s lively 14th Street corridor in spring 2016. Kimpton’s Mason & Rook Hotel includes plans for a larger building footprint; a newly constructed 1,800 square foot ballroom; and guest rooms that will be some of the largest in the city. Intended to serve as a neighborhood hideaway to in-the-know guests, the hotel will embrace a sophisticated residential design and serve as an exclusive jumping off point to enjoy the District’s most popular bars, restaurants and boutiques.

Kimpton’s Mason & Rook Hotel will be located at 1430 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.

Hotel Helix will take reservations until Friday, October 16.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user mosley.brian

Back in February of last year we talked about what ought to be done with RFK. Thanks to all who passed on word about a meeting to discuss this:

“Events DC will host the first of two community meetings to seek community input for Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium (RFK Stadium) Campus redevelopment and planning inclusive of DC Armory, Maloof Skate Park and the Festival Grounds.

The goal is to walk the audience through the RFK study process and to obtain their feedback for moving forward.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Where: St. Coletta of Greater Washington
1901 Independence Ave. SE”