Category: Washington DC

Affinia's sizzling Passion Package

Affinia’s sizzling Passion Package

Get cozy with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day and surprise them with Affinia‘s sizzling Passion Package. Affinia have hotels in Chicago, New York and Washington DC. With this package you will get to enjoy a rose petal turn-down service, Champagne for two, a ‘Let’s Get Frisky’ gift basket which includes items such as Chocoholics Body […]

Proof wine bar in Washington DC

Proof wine bar in Washington DC

A new wine bar called Proof  in the Penn Quarter of Washington DC  has an  Enomatic wine serving system which keeps wine for up to 2 months by filling the space in the bottle with argon gas, displacing oxygen which would normally make the wine go off after a day or two.    The Enomatic […]

DC Restaurant Week

DC Restaurant Week this year takes place from 6th to 12th August 2007. Participating restaurants will offer three-course lunches for $20.07 (signifying the year, not someone with very particularly pricing) or dinners for $30.07 (signifying very little!).  Follow this link for a full list of all the participants.

Six cheeses to savour at the Park Hyatt Washington

Six cheeses to savour at the Park Hyatt Washington

If you’re a lover of cheese, then head for the Park Hyatt Washington. They have just unveiled a seasonal artisanal cheese menu which is available in the hotel’s lounge each night from 5.30pm to 11pm. Six different handcrafted cheeses, including Bandaged Wrapped Cheddar (winner of the  2007 Wyke Farms Trophy and the 2007 World Cheese […]

New Capital View ballroom Key Bridge Marriott, Washington DC

The legendary 582-room Key Bridge Marriott, Marriott International’s longest operating hotel,  has announced  that the Capital View Ballroom on its 14th floor is now open following a $5 million upgrade.   The new ballroom has a total of 6,000 square feet of ample function space and has floor to ceiling windows with unobstructed, panoramic views […]

luxe DC

Ten of Washington, DC’s most celebrated properties have joined together with the Washington, DC Convention & Tourism Corporation, giving savvy travelers an excuse to stay longer and play longer with luxe DC hotel packages from now through until the end of March 2007.  Book a  luxe DC  package and discover the luxe life in Washington, […]

Presidential Suite - did you know?

Presidential Suite – did you know?

Well, well, well… I never knew this before.   Apparently, every Presidential Suite out there is supposed to conform to Woodrow Wilson’s specifications: south-facing in the northern hemisphere and north-facing in the southern hemisphere. This type of suite gained its name during Wilson’s presidency – he would insist on hotel rooms with specific requirements for […]

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Washington D.C. rated by Institutional Investor

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington D.C. has been named the overall top-ranked hotel in Institutional Investor‘s 2006 survey of the world’s best hotels. Known for its exceptional service and luxurious accommodation, including a nine-room presidential suite and 10,000-square-foot spa, the hotel scored highest in the magazine’s annual poll of CEOs and senior executives from […]

Kimpton Hotels Winter Special

Kimpton Hotels Winter Special

Enjoy 15% off the Best Available Rate from now through to 24th  February 2007, with select Kimpton Hotels.  Participating hotels are in Alexandria, Boston, Cambridge, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, New York, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Seattle,  Silicon Valley, Vancouver  and Washington DC.

AAA Five Diamond Award winners: District of Columbia

AAA Five Diamond Award winners: District of Columbia

In the  latest  AAA inspection, the Five Diamond Award winners in Washington DC are confined to the likes of Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons  brands. They are: Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC The Ritz-Carlton Washington, DC The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown

The healthiest hotels in the USA

The healthiest hotels in the USA

If you’re someone that likes to take good care of yourself when you travel, you’ll be interested to hear that Health magazine and AOL CityGuide recently listed the healthiest hotels in America. Details such as fitness facilities, healthy food offerings, spas, and stress-reduction services were all taken into account to produce the following list: Four […]

How does a 2-night stay at The Hay-Adams Hotel, Washington DC sound?

How does a 2-night stay at The Hay-Adams Hotel, Washington DC sound?

Mary Nicklin of Five Star Alliance’s excellent The Informed Traveler blog has just dropped me a note: Hi Paul, how are you? Hope you are well. Just wanted to let you know about an awesome giveaway we are doing on the Informed Traveler, that your readers may be interested in. It’s for a two-night stay […]

Gourmet food… even at the airport

In a recent article for the Associated Press by Jacob Adelman, it’s been highlighted that, as airlines downsize their menus, luxury hotels are taking dining sky high. Many luxury US hotels are now offering their meals in takeout bags so that you can still enjoy them once outside the confines of the hotel. Here’s an […]

The Hay-Adams cherry blossom package

The Hay-Adams cherry blossom package

Experience the beauty of Washington DC’s cherry blossom with a stay at  The Hay-Adams between 24th March and 9th April 2006 and you can take advantage of seasonal special rates. The cherry blossom package rates start from $309 per room per night (minimum 2 night stay)and include National Cherry Blossom Festival information, a special amenity, […]

Sofitel sells 6 hotels

Sofitel sells 6 hotels

A portfolio of six Sofitel hotels has been sold for $370 million. Accor sold the six hotels to a joint venture comprised of GEM Realty Capital and Whitehall Street Global Real Estate Limited Partnership 2005, but will maintain a 25% stake. The hotels included in the deal are located in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, San […]

Washington DC's most expensive hotel

Washington DC’s most expensive hotel

Just months after the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown snagged its coveted fifth Mobil star, the hotel known for hosting many a celebrity, is for sale at nearly $170 million. That’s the highest price tag ever for a Washington DC hotel and equates to approximately $800,000 per room. The hotel is currently owned by New […]