Riggs Washington DC
Travel + Leisure
#1 Best Hotel in Washington, D.C.
We are honored to have been recognized as the #1 Best Hotel in Washington, D.C. for the second year in a row in the Travel + Leisure 2023 World’s Best Awards. Additionally, we received #6 Best City Hotel in the USA and #90 Best Hotel in the World. This award is particularly meaningful to us as the results are based on surveys completed by the magazine’s readers and hotel guests. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for us. View the full list of winners in the latest edition of Travel + Leisure, on newsstands now. You can now vote in the Travel + Leisure 2024 World’s Best Awards Survey below to rate your favorite travel experiences and enter for a chance to win a $15,000 cash prize, courtesy of T+L. Your vote will contribute to the results, which will be revealed in the August 2024 issue of Travel + Leisure.
Reinvention of an Icon
Riggs Washington DC is located in the historical former Riggs National Bank building on the corner of 9th and F Street. Paying homage to the building’s legacy, each of the 181 guest rooms and suites are reminiscent of a private safety deposit box, while moments throughout the hotel draw on a narrative inspired by the golden age of banking. The heart and soul of the hotel is Café Riggs – a modern, all-occasion restaurant – as well as a lower level bar housed in the original bank vault from the internationally-acclaimed Mr Lyan team.
All Day Dining
In the grand tradition of French cuisine, Café Riggs presents a contemporary American brasserie that reimagines classic dishes within a vibrant setting. Nestled on the hotel’s ground floor, the restaurant serves an all-day menu from the bar café, and dining room offering a menu of classics and innovative originals in a stately setting.
A Reimagined Hotel Bar
Silver Lyan – nestled in the former building’s original bank vault – is the first bar outside of Europe from Mr Lyan. Traveling the world, he sources the weird and wonderful, using bespoke techniques and experimenting with ingredients to develop new ways to capture flavor. Silver Lyan draws its inspiration from D.C.’s incredible depth of culture, food, drink, people and history to offer a bar that celebrates the notion of exchange – as well as a damn good time.