WASHINGTON Urbana, the new Northern Italian and French restaurant in the Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group’s Hotel Palomar here. —A major problem became a source of inspiration for the design team behind Confronted with an underground space and few windows, the design team members found imaginative ways to give the area a brighter personality—literally—according to Robert Polacek, creative director of the San Francisco-based Puccini Group design firm and Urbana’s lead ...

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