Shortlist Success once again for Peter Silling & Associates in the IH&P Awards 2014.

design et al are excited to announce that Peter Silling & Associates have once again been shortlisted in the International Hotel & property Awards 2014 in the Hotel Design award – North & South America category.

The Capella Georgetown is located alongside its historic C&O canal and the cobblestone sidewalks of the chic and famous Georgetown district in Washington D.C.

It is a renovation project and so the boundaries were set for the space planning of the hotel. Nevertheless the interior was asked to be redesigned to provide guests with a calm, private and secure setting and  a masculine touch for the property.  A strong focus was requested on the details to create a sophisticated ambience with plenty of space. For that, careful design and attention to detail was given to ensure every hotel guest to have a luxury experience with his stay at the designed property.


The hotel is featuring 49 guest rooms and suites. An elegant restaurant and lounge, featuring seasonal dining overlooking the Canal, highlights amenities that include an executive boardroom, a rooftop pool and bar and exclusive spa.



For a luxury boutique hotel like this side, the selection of materials and FF&Es are of great importance to dictate how the guests would touch and feel the space. The hotel is comprised of a rich a palette of materials and finish to create a distinct icon in the heart of Washington.


For instance, each room type has a custom designed scheme with different warm colour tones, geometric lines, custom furnishings and details. Very soft cove lighting has delicately illuminated the lofty tray ceilings while large pieces of artwork adorn the walls. The artwork concept was carefully developed with the owner to enhance the sense of place of each functional space. Rich textures and materials, such as high quality European crafted paneling, reclaimed hardwood parquet from a French chateau, laser-cut marble, and luxurious drapery settings are used to create a space that is truly unique.