The reopening of the Jacu Strauss-designed Riggs Washington DC, occupying the historic building that was once home to Washington DC’s Riggs National Bank, brings a new rooftop bar offering alfresco dining to the Penn Quarter.
The outdoor space Rooftop at Riggs, which opened on August 13th—an appropriate time with the COVID-19 pandemic—offers guests panoramic views of the city and a causal Mediterranean-inspired menu featuring seasonally changing ingredients and cocktails.
Another new introduction to the hotel is the Riggs suite—an apartment-style entertainment space that was once the boardroom of the Bank of Presidents—which will be available for intimate gatherings and events. Much of the original stonework and architectural features were incorporated into the design, including a stone mantlepiece above the fireplace, plaster corbels highlighting the vaulted ceiling arches, and an oversized chandelier. The suite will feature a wet bar, lounge area, seating for 12, a large bathroom, and two interconnecting deluxe king bedrooms to accommodate four overnight guests.
Cafe Riggs, the modern, all-occasion restaurant located on the ground level, has also reopened with an outdoor terrace.