A stroll down the National Mall in Washington D.C. is captivating. Flowers bloom all around as children enjoy the smell of freshly cut grass. National landmarks surround the grand avenue sprinkled with museums and gardens. The Potomac River flows into the Tidal Basin surrounded by cherry blossom trees. This is the first sight many think of as Washington D.C., a powerful city filled with history. I know it as a city of opulence and splendor.
The White House may be the most prestigious address in the District of Columbia, but The Jefferson Hotel is the second. Opened in 1923 and rich in historical details, The Jefferson is true to its namesake, Thomas Jefferson, an American Founding Father and principal author of the Declaration of Independence. The Book Room is filled with leather-bound volumes on the country’s third president’s favorite subjects and original Jefferson-signed documents. Distinguished, sophisticated and discreet describes this luxury 96-room boutique hotel.
Perched on the Potomac River and within walking distance of the nation’s most cherished monuments, lays the elegant Mandarin Oriental Washington hotel. Ranked by Institutional Investor as one of the top 100 hotels in the world and a member of the Five Star Alliance, the Mandarin Oriental has the best views of D.C. and is one of the best views in D.C.
Located in Northwest D.C., lies the historic commercial, entertainment and residential district of Georgetown. Unique boutiques and well-known international brands make up the over 150 stores within the town’s stylish cobblestone streets. Bakeries, gourmet restaurants and international markets illustrate the District’s global and upscale clientele. Relax at a spa or peruse a gallery while admiring the architecture. Georgetown University, one of the country’s finest private institutions, rests right along the Potomac River.
Whether visiting the university or any of the District’s historical landmarks, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. is a sophisticated haven of luxury. The hotel is within walking distance of the best restaurants and shops in Georgetown, as well as DuPont Circle and Embassy Row.
Along Pennsylvania Avenue, a few blocks from the White House, is the city’s only five-star and five-diamond hotel, the Four Seasons. The hotel boasts 222 rooms and 1,650 pieces of art work, along with a 4,000 square foot royal suite and a 1,000 square foot terrace.
DuPont Circle is a cosmopolitan neighborhood with some of Washington, DC's finest museums, historic mansions and foreign embassies. Massachusetts Avenue and Connecticut Avenue house more than 175 foreign embassies, residences, chanceries, and diplomatic missions. Ethnic restaurants, bookstores, and private art galleries make up DuPont’s eclectic and vibrant culture. This neighborhood is the heart of Washington, DC’s nightlife.
DuPont Circle luxury is found at the Hotel Palomar. After a day of exploring the unique shops and restaurants of DuPont, relax at the spa, on the sundeck or during the evening wine reception. Palomar brings five star luxury to this five star location.
Washington D.C. is where spectators gather to commemorate presidential legacies, honor our heroic veterans and celebrate our nation’s commitment to freedom and equality. The most powerful city in the free world is also one of the most luxurious.
May 25, 2013