Friday, October 16, 2015

Celebrate WONDER at The Hay-Adams with a Renwick Gallery Gala Reopening Package

The Renwick Gallery reopens November 13th

From our friends at the Hay-Adams Hotel...

In celebration of the newly renovated Renwick Gallery’s reopening after a major renovation at Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, The Hay-Adams, located at 800 16th Street NW in Washington, DC is offering a Renwick Gala Package, for one or two nights, available Tuesday, November 10 and Wednesday, November 11. Guests can enjoy the legendary elegance of the hotel in a luxuriously appointed guest room created by the renowned designer Tom Pheasant, along with two tickets to one of the Renwick’s Gala events valued at $150 ($75 per ticket), an artfully crafted welcoming amenity from The Hay-Adams’ Pastry Chef Josh Short, a hardcover commemorative exhibit catalog and a keepsake Renwick tote bag. This package is priced at $579 for deluxe accommodations, $489 for a superior room per night (excluding tax and gratuity for both). The Hay-Adams is approximately a five-minute walk to The Renwick.

The Renwick Gallery, constructed in 1859, is the first building in the United States designed specifically as an art museum and is home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection of contemporary craft and decorative arts. Guests participating in this exclusive package will be among the first to see the Renwick Gallery’s opening exhibition WONDER, featuring original gallery-sized installations by nine major contemporary artists - Jennifer Angus, Chakaia Booker, Gabriel Dawe, Tara Donovan, Patrick Dougherty, Janet Echelman, John Grade, Maya Lin and Leo Villareal - as the museum does not officially open to the public until November 13. Guests arriving November 10 have the option to stay for two nights and experience both glittering galas - Crafting the Future and Celebrate WONDER. More details on the galas available here:

“I am so pleased to be able to help support the re-launch of this iconic Smithsonian museum” states The Hay-Adams Vice President/General Manager Hans Bruland. “The Renwick Gallery is a jewel in our neighborhood and a treasure for the city. We are glad to see it return to life with so many exciting new exhibitions. We hope those attending the Renwick Gala will also choose to stay with us and enjoy a night or two at our historic hotel.”

The award-winning Hay-Adams hotel is located at 800 16th Street NW, Washington DC, 20006, across Lafayette Square from the White House. The historic Hay-Adams offers guests Washington's most prestigious address with views overlooking the White House, Lafayette Square and St. John's Church, the "Church of the Presidents." The hotel is just minutes from the Smithsonian, the Museums, the Washington Monument, the Capitol Building, the Mall, as well as convenient to Metro stations and the convention center. For reservations or more information call (202) 638-6600 or visit their website at

The Renwick Gallery, home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s craft and decorative arts program, is a National Historic Landmark building, located across from the White House at Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20006. For more information call (202) 633–7970 or visit their website at