Riggs Washington DC
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is a next-door neighbor to the Riggs Washington DC, a hotel with a storied history. It was built as the once-presidential Riggs Bank, but after that fell from grace, the premises found fresh purpose. The vault is now a bar, the offices are upscale rooms, and the elegant lobby forms a unique reception area. The rooms all have designs which evoke their banking past, and incorporate whimsical flourishes of contemporary creativity.