Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC Debuts "The Liberty of Color," a Vibrant Installation and Summer Series Celebrating Inclusivity and Diversity

Installation by local artist Maggie O’Neill to adorn Bourbon Steak Patio all summer long, celebrating individuality through art and creating a colorful atmosphere for summer specials and programming throughout the Hotel
June 20, 2023,
Washington, DC, U.S.A.

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC announces its partnership with renowned local artist Maggie O'Neill, launching a vibrant installation, The Liberty of Color, on the intimate outdoor patio and a collection of her original artwork throughout the Hotel lobby and Bourbon Steak. Debuting on June 25, 2023 as part of Pride and to kick off summer, the installation will celebrate individuality and diversity, creating an inclusive and colorful home for an ongoing summer series, seasonal specials and more.

Experience locally inspired BBQ stations and refreshments at Seasons Brunch. Dive into in a fresh summer menu and vibrant cocktails benefiting a good cause at Bourbon Steak. Soothe skin from the sun with restorative treatments at The Spa. And that is just the beginning; explore all that the Nation’s Capital has to offer as the city celebrates summer.

The Liberty of Color

Maggie O'Neill’s lively works will showcase every hue of the rainbow, transforming the Bourbon Steak patio into a vivid oasis, featuring two 8 foot (2.5 metre) tall, hand-painted Lady Liberty statues, a large drip flag and a suspended painted disco ball installation. The works will invite guests to “Pledge Allegiance to Color,” symbolizing unity and embracing the beauty of diversity.

 “By pledging allegiance to color, we give ourselves permission to live authentically and joyfully,” says Maggie O’Neill. “The Liberty of Color celebrates the freedom and intrinsic beauty of individualism, bringing joy and delight through visual art. The collection of sculptures, paintings, accessories and the overhead installation both literally and figuratively celebrate the colorful nature of our nation, our city and our community.”

Amplifying the stunning visual elements, the adorned Bourbon Steak patio will transform into a lively celebration of summer and all things colorful, with DJs performing every Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, June 25 through Labor Day weekend 2023. Guests will not only be immersed in the brilliant installation and celebratory sounds, but will have the opportunity to sample seasonal, patio-only dishes and an array of colorful specialty cocktails.

Marc Bromley, Regional Vice President and General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, expresses overwhelming excitement as he announced the collaboration with Maggie O'Neill. “Together, we honour the diverse community that resides within the heart of DC. Through the gorgeous, multicolored display that Maggie and her team have created, our tranquil patio will undergo a transformation, becoming a destination for celebrations, inviting our community to toast to their individuality throughout the summer and beyond.”

Doubling down on Four Seasons commitment to inclusivity, the Hotel will be extending its existing partnership with Worthy Mentoring, a local nonprofit that connects mentors and mentees in the LGBTQ+ community. Bourbon Steak will be donating USD 1 from every cocktail purchased from The Liberty of Color cocktail menu to the organization, supporting their work to provide a safe platform for LGBTQ+ people to seek personal guidance, advice, support, and friendship.

Lead Bartender Engidawork Alebachew has concocted three summer sips inspired by Maggie O’Neill’s artwork. La Palabra, made with mezcal, green Chartreuse, lime and kiwi is herbaceous and smoky, citrusy and refreshing. Nostalgia is concocted of Sagamore spirit rye, Lustau amontillado dry sherry, lemon and blackberry.

Lastly, the signature libation of the summer is The Lady Liberty made with Belvedere vodka, Siete Misterios mezcal, Aperol, orgeat, lime, orange and pineapple. This colorful, lower ABV beverage is a perfect patio drink on a hot summer day, served over crushed ice in tall glass, garnished with dried candied orange peel and dehydrated orange.

An Occasion to Brunch and BBQ

DC's premier Sunday brunch buffet gets even better with fun-themed BBQ stations of summertime classics to spark joy in kids and adults alike. Executive Chef Bilal Wshah grills up premium steaks, burgers and sausages on the outdoor flames. Executive Pastry Chef Ashish “AJ” Thalakkat treats guests to homespun cotton candy, s’mores and an ice cream cart. Seasons legendary seafood stations, multitude of farmer’s market fresh salads, chef’s omelet stations and cheese and charcuterie continue to wow guests.  Seasons Brunch is a special occasion on its own, made even more special with bottomless bubbles.

Summertime Spa

Escape to the Forbes Four Star Summertime Spa, a sanctuary in the heart of Georgetown, for a dip in the pool and a restorative treatment.

Guests will be transported to the pristine islands of Fiji with the Coconut Island Escape body treatment. Warmed coconut milk is gently massaged into the skin following an exfoliation of pure cane sugar and tropical seed oils, leaving the entire body feeling smooth and renewed. A hydrating and antioxidant-rich massage follows to strengthen skin's elasticity and replenish moisture loss.

Afterwards, guests can take advantage of the steam room, sauna and whirlpool, or simply lounge while snacking on fresh fruits and sipping curated juice blends for health and wellness. Artist Maggie O’Neill unveils a collection of signature items at The Spa Boutique where one-of-a-kind pieces are hand-picked for Four Seasons guests.

Fun in the Sun

With the Capital as a backyard, there is endless fun and learning to be had. Guests are encouraged to ask the Gold Key Concierge for a jogging map to the National Mall, or a historic walk through Georgetown, where sightseeing blends perfectly with shopping and tasting local specialties.

There’s truly something for everyone at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC.  The Hotel invites guests to make the Nation’s Capital their playground this summer.

Plan a summer vacation at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC now, and enjoy a fourth night free offer. Call +1 202 342 0444 to book. Follow the fun on social media at @fswashington and @bourbonsteakdc.

About Maggie O'Neill

Maggie O'Neill is the co-founder of SWATCHROOM, a creative design firm whose design portfolio scales from notable commercial spaces and private residences throughout the Mid-Atlantic, including more than 40 restaurants and a variety of commercial spaces in Washington, New York, Colorado, Atlanta, Paris, and Dubai.

A native Washingtonian, Maggie is an artist and creative entrepreneur best known for her iconic pop impressionist paintings of Washington, DC landmarks and influential leaders. In 2012, Maggie had the honour of personally delivering a portrait to President Obama, and in 2014 her DC Uncle Sam was featured on the front page of The New York Times. As an artist Maggie has been honoured and awarded for her creative and impactful artistic eye and passion for her hometown. A two-time winner of the design category for DC Inno's 50 on Fire, a Woman of influence by Capitol File Magazine and the 2018 Official Artist of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, she has been a trailblazer for artists locally and nationally.



Christina Criss
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2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
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