Hotel Rouge
Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel is a 137-room boutique hotel located at 16th Street Northwest and Rhode Island Avenue in Washington, D.C.. Located at Scott Circle across from the Australian embassy, Hotel Rouge is one of 11 Kimpton hotel properties in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Originally a 1960s apartment building and then a Quality hotel, Hotel Rouge opened on December 14, 2001 and is owned by LaSalle Hotel Properties of Bethesda, Maryland. The building was purchased in 2001 and underwent a $14 million dollar renovation along with the nearby Topaz Hotel. Kimpton hired Mike Moore, a product designer and interior decorator, to come up with the hotel's name and design. Moore chose "Rouge" and the crimson color scheme that is throughout the hotel after watching the film Moulin Rouge . Red walls, leopard print carpeting, white upholstery furniture, white shag carpets, and photographs of women were inspired by interior designers Jean-Michel Frank, Albert Hadley, and Philippe Starck. The hotel's lounge, Bar Rouge, can seat approximately 40 people. Located in a long, narrow room, Bar Rouge features upholstered walls, aluminum barstools, white leather chairs, mocha brown banquettes, faux fur pillows, and flatscreen monitors that play classic films or scenes of nature. Bar Rouge, has a hip décor, signature cocktails, delectable dishes, and ultimate service. The chic lounge serves up spirited elixirs, creative American cuisine and specialty dishes perfect for sharing. Tasty cocktails have been created using liquid sensations and mixology. The extensive wine list changes monthly and pairs well with the playful dinner menu featuring sublime sliders, fresh salads, and delectable entrees including pan seared chicken with whole grain mustard sauce, steak frites with grilled onions, grilled salmon with tomato basil puree, and grilled Angus burger on brioche. Indulge in sumptuous desserts like banana crème brulee and strawberry tiramisu. Bar Rouge serves breakfast, dinner, and late night cocktails until 1:00am. Reservations are not required.

Area Attractions
The White House 4.0 Blocks Washington Monument 1.3 Miles The Mall 1.3 Miles US Capitol 2.0 Miles Lincoln Memorial 1.5 Miles Jefferson Memorial 1.8 Miles Kennedy Center 1.3 Miles Union Station 1.8 Miles Smithsonian Museums 1.4 Miles Arlington Cemetery 2.3 Miles Pentagon 2.8 Miles DuPont Circle 3.0 Blocks Georgetown 1.6 Miles Adams Morgan 1.0 Miles

Directions
From the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) 1 - Head north on Aviation Cir/Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Access Rd about 0.5 mi 2 - Take the ramp onto George Washington Memorial Pkwy about 1.0 mi 3 - Take the exit onto I-395 N toward Washington Entering District of Columbia about 0.6 mi 4 - Exit on the left onto 14th St SW/US-1 N toward Downtown. Continue to follow 14th St SW about 2.0 mi 5 - At the traffic circle, exit onto M St NW about 0.3 mi 6 - Turn right at 16th St NW. Hotel Rouge will be on the right about 0.2 mi From the Washington Dulles International Airport(IAD) 1 - Head north toward Aviation Cir/Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Access Rd about 0.1 mi 2 - Continue straight onto Aviation Cir/Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Access Rd about 0.6 mi 3 - Take the ramp onto George Washington Memorial Pkwy about 1.0 mi 4 - Take the exit onto I-395 N toward Washington. Entering District of Columbia about 0.6 mi 5 - Exit on the left onto 14th St SW/US-1 N toward Downtown Continue to follow 14th St SW about 2.0 mi 6 - At the traffic circle, exit onto M St NW about 0.3 mi 7 - Turn right at 16th St NW. Hotel Rouge will be on the right From the Metro: - Take the Red Line Train to DuPont Circle Station. Head East on Massachusetts Avenue until you reach Thomas Circle. Turn left onto 16th street. Arrive at Rouge on right.