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Inside Lyle’s, a Revamped Hotel Restaurant in Dupont That Oozes Art Deco Cool

Lore Group creative director Jacu Strauss led the aesthetic makeover of the former Kimpton Carlyle hotel that used to house Michael Schlow’s retro-style Riggsby grill, which has plans to relocate to Bethesda. Strauss, an architect and interiors expert, lent his own artistic talents for the Lyle hotel, painting 37 abstract pieces sporting red-and-black shapes from his “studio” on the roof of Lyle’s sibling hotel downtown. That property, a historic bank-turned-hotel with an extravagant brasserie inside, marked Lore’s first splash into the D.C. market last year after building a name overseas with Pulitzer Amsterdam and Sea Containers London.