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Hotel Zena

Hotel Zena, formerly the Donovan Hotel, is a boutique hotel located at the base of 14th Street in Thomas Circle. HR Construction Group worked with Pebblebrook Hotel Trust to renovate the public spaces, lobby, and the rooftop pool and bar areas with a female empowerment design.  The hotel opening coincided with the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. Hotel guests will be able to experience comfortable spaces featuring artwork that conveys a message of struggle, empowerment and hope. 



  • Category: Hospitality
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Owner/Client: Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
  • Interior Designer: Architect Incorporated
  • Contract Value: $7.4 Million
  • Duration: 7 Months


  • Assisted with a brand conversion from the former Donovan Hotel to the current Hotel Zena
  • Renovated entire lobby and 14th floor
  • Demolished and built entire lobby and 14th floor
  • Completed project as Green Code Certified
  • Managed a mold and asbestos scope
  • Completed high-end finishes including herringbone hardwood floor throughout the lobby and venetian planter throughout
  • Installed detailed millwork package
  • Installed new exterior finishes including metal cladding, storefronts, EIFS patching and Green Walls
  • Put in a very intricate Crestron Lighting package with over 75 different scenes
NEWH DC Chapter,
Gold Maven Sponsor
AGC of America
Allied Member SM Seal
International Hospitality Institute