Georgetown Inn Celebrates 50 Years And New Ownership

by Sophie Pyle · June 7, 2012

Last night, the Georgetown Inn's new owner Nayan Patel (of Your DC Hotels) hosted a private soiree in celebration of the historic Inn's 50 year Anniversary, featuring live jazz and libations from the Daily Grill. During the 1960's and 1970s, the Georgetown Inn housed Hollywood stars, royalty and sports icons such as the Mercury Seven (the seven original astronauts), Andy Warhol, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and political luminaries like the Kennedy family.

The Inn welcomed new ownership in November 2011 with Nayan Patel, who pays homage to the Inn's history and European charm as a quaint, 96-room alternative to the large luxury hotels that have flooded Washington. Patel has plans to renovate the hotel over the course of the next few years with the help of his Your DC Hotels team, including Director of Operations Chetan Patel, General Manager Kelly Curry, Director of Marketing Heidi Bitar and David McDermott, to restore the Inn back to its former glory.

Guests included: Natasha Barrett, Kris Van Cleave, Jummy Olabanji, Meredith Fineman, Kelly Collis, Richard Bernstein, Linda Greenan, Charles DeSantis, Mary Anne Mahin, Marjorie Boursiquot, Collin and Mary Bird, Bob and Martha Vicas, Dannia Hakki, Karen Feld, Hiba Hakki, Vinoda Basnayake, Kate Michael, Pamela Sorensen, and Kunal Shah.

[Mary Bird, Nayan Patel, Karen Feld]

[Kelly Curry, Dannia Hakki] [Your Dc Hotels team: Heidi Bitar, Nayan Patel, Kelly Curry]

[Vinoda Basnayake, Kate Michael] [Natasha Barrett, Pamela Sorensen]

[Photos by Dave Phillipich courtesy MoKi Media]