The Dupont Circle launches the Doyle Terrace by The House of Suntory

May 20th, 2021

Under the dappled shade of the cherry trees, guests can sip cocktails crafted with Suntory’s Roku cherry blossom gin (and of course those with their famous whisky, too)

Doyle bar’s sprawling terrace has always been a neighborhood favorite. This summer, it is being transformed with a partnership between the hotel and the famed Japanese spirits brand. A special cocktail menu will be available featuring the spirits, including The Secret Garden with Roku Gin, absinthe, and cucumber (named after guests’ comments about the terrace); the Hokey Toki with Toki Whisky, strawberry shrub, and egg white (a play on the classic gin fizz); and the Ice Cream Parlor with Haku vodka, passion fruit, Morenko’s honey lavender ice cream. These will be accompanied by a menu of light bites including oysters, herbed falafel, and tuna tostadas.

The terrace’s updated look took inspiration from photographer Slim Aarons’ oeuvre – picture poolside parties of the jetset in the 1950s and 60s in locations like Beverly Hills, Palm Beach, and the French Riviera – and the mid-century time period when the hotel was built. (The inside of Doyle was designed by Martin Brudnizki, also inspired by that era with bold colors, atmospheric wood paneling, fireplaces, and extensive use of brass and leather – giving the lounge-like space the feel of a private club.) Think bright blue and white striped umbrellas and walls covered in tropical orchids.

The terrace installation will be on through the summer.


About The Dupont Circle

As part of The Doyle Collection, a family-owned Irish luxury hotel group with a 60-year heritage, the Dupont Circle exudes a unique warmth and pervasive atmosphere of Irish hospitality – imbuing the space with the familiarity of a members’ club and the intimacy of a private home. The complete refurbishment of the hotel has been the vision of Bernie Gallagher, Chairman of The Doyle Collection and daughter of PV Doyle, founder of the eponymous hotel group. Mrs. Gallagher worked with Clodagh and Martin Brudnizki to create a glamorous hub in the world’s most powerful city – seamlessly weaving contemporary comfort and style with a 1950s aesthetic that pays homage to the building’s mid-century beginnings. Brudnizki focused on bold colors and varying textures in the bar and restaurant, while New York-based Clodagh incorporated holistic touches like live-edge wood and handwoven rugs in the penthouse suite and reimagined lobby.


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