Coming Soon! Lorien Hotel, Alexandria, VA

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A new hotel is coming to one of the quaintest corners of America. It’s called The Lorien, and it will open in March of 2009 in Old Town Alexandria, VA. For those of you unfamiliar, Alexandria is a great town that sits across the Potomac River from our nations Capitol. It’s history is rich, and everyone from George Washington to Gerald Ford to Mick Fleetwood (!!!) called Alexandria their home at one point or another. Situated six miles from downtown DC, the town is ideally located for those who wish for convenient access to the city without being right in the heart of the hustle and bustle. With the opening of The Lorien, the DC traveller will now have an incredibly charming alternative to staying within city limits. 

While certainly not cheap ( rates begin at 349 per night), the hotel is intriguing because of it’s incredible location, it’s eco-friendly foundation and it’s promise of elegant design (think cool blues and crisp whites courtesy of Vicente Wolf.) The property will house 107 rooms, three restaurants and a full service spa. It’s eco- friendly attributes will include paperless check out, recycling bins in all the rooms, discount parking for hybrid cars and energy efficient toilets, faucets and lighting. Even the spa will use organic products. I have always been a fan of Kimpton Hotels ( I have written about The Hotel Palomar in the past) so I am definitely waiting with baited breath for The Lorien’s opening. Alexandria is such a great town, I am hoping for a hotel which will match it’s splendor!

Here are a few snaps:

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