To step inside our soaring entrance is to become a part of the past, present, and future of Penn Quarter. Constructed in 1891, as a headquarters for Riggs National Bank, the landmark was an example of Richardson Romanesque architecture and known as the Bank of Presidents, residing at the intersection not just of 9th and F Street, but of American history.
Lore Group wanted to revive this iconic building, the last of its kind, for a new generation of travelers and open its doors to a burgeoning neighborhood. Locals and visitors alike are invited to relax into one of the 181 jewel-box rooms and suites, or sip on a globally-inspired cocktail at Silver Lyan. Gathering spaces fill the hotel, from the grand Café Riggs to rooftop meetings and events spaces, the perfect place to take in sweeping views of this incredible city. Riggs Washington DC respects the building’s storied history, while establishing itself as a new kind of hospitality – one that’s destined to become a DC classic.