Riggs Washington DC sits on the iconic downtown corner of 9th and F Street in a historic building once home to Riggs National Bank, known as the “Bank of Presidents.” In early 2020, Riggs is once again opening its doors – reimagined for the modern traveler in the city’s thriving Penn Quarter.
The property features 181 guest rooms and suites – each reminiscent of a private safety deposit box, paying homage to the building’s legacy – in addition to an all-occasion European brasserie-inspired café, as well as a bar from the internationally-acclaimed, London-based Mr Lyan team.
Enjoy the privacy of your own space inside one of Riggs’s 181 guest rooms. Each room offers playful nods to the building’s heritage, with vault-inspired minibars, bespoke furnishings, vibrant fabrics and Carrara marble bathrooms.
Café Riggs takes cues from both its historic setting and the grand tradition of European brasseries. Take in the space’s soaring ceiling and original architecture while enjoying the versatile, all-day menu – featuring classic dishes with a contemporary perspective – from the bar or café.
Silver Lyan explores the rich history of cultural exchange in America. Conceived by acclaimed bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana (“Mr Lyan”), the juxtaposed menu at Silver Lyan marries traditional technique with innovative ingredients, while the subterranean space creates a moody destination for all sorts of evening affairs.
Riggs’ 4,000 sq.ft. indoor-outdoor wraparound Rooftop offers breathtaking city views that provide an unparalleled backdrop for any type of gathering – from a birthday party to a board meeting.
In a building that anchored the city’s thriving Penn Quarter for over a century, Riggs is now poised to be a part of the neighborhood’s exciting future.