Eaton DC is a radical experiment in hospitality—it’s a hotel in the nation’s capital that doubles as a center for progressive causes. The enterprise is the brainchild of Katherine Lo, who sought a way to combine her family’s hotel business with her passion for activism. Opened in September 2018, with an additional location in Hong Kong, Eaton DC includes a community radio station, a members’ workspace, live-music venues, a cinema and artist studios. It also hosts activism-oriented events. “Much of what Eaton offers as a ‘hotel’ all exists to further one mission,” says Lo. “To make the world better by supporting social and environmental justice.” —Alejandro de la Garza
Correction, Aug. 22:
The original version of this story misstated Eaton DC's name. It is Eaton DC, not Eaton Workshop.