LUXURY HOTEL INSIDER
October 11, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin
Throwing a ball or getting hitched in D.C.? A new ballroom is turning heads in town, located- where else?- in the swank Ritz-Carlton Georgetown. The official press release cited "greater guest demand" as the reason why the hotel is transforming Fahrenheit restaurant into permanent banquet rental space, and the hotel's bar and lounge into a three-meal restaurant and bar called Degrees Bistro. Slated to open in a matter of weeks on November 1, 2011, the Fahrenheit Ballroom has already been picked by Daily Candy D.C. as a prime wedding venue:
Turn up the heat at The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown’s new event space, the Fahrenheit Ballroom. Located on the top floor of the brick factory-turned-hotel, the grand dance hall wows with huge windows, steel beams, and a loftlike feel.
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September 13, 2011
By: Christopher Roney
The Madison Washington DC is offering a romantic getaway escape that's perfect for enjoying the capital's sophisticated dining and historic landmarks with that special someone. Whether you want to explore the sights of D.C. or spend an intimate evening rekindling the flame, The Madison is prepared to accommodate your every wish. Clichés exist for a reason, and the Madison realizes that they come together to make the recipe for a perfect evening. What could be more indulgent than beginning your romantic stay with a bottle of champagne and some heavenly strawberries smothered in the finest chocolate? It may be a feature of every romantic dinner scene in the last ten years, but who wouldn’t want the movie-star treatment?
And after a long night, nothing says relaxing like waking up to a fresh and delicious breakfast, right at the foot of your bed. The Madison is prepared to make your romantic getaway as relaxing or adventurous as you like. Don’t move an inch except to don your bathrobe and wander down to the 24-hour Spa, or put on your traveling boots and head out to explore the history of a nation. And regardless of whether you’re stretching your legs for the first time or winding down from an exciting day, there’s no better cap to a wonderful evening than a stroll through a gorgeous twilight cityscape – complimentary, of course.
The package includes
• Two night stay in a guest room, with complimentary upgrade to a suite based on availability
• Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries on arrival
• Breakfast in bed each morning
• An unforgettable experience in one of the most storied, and historic, cities in America
August 8, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin
Hanging out in Washington D.C. this month? Here's a tip: you can order an off-menu hot dog and pint of beer at BOURBON STEAK at Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC. Michael Mina's resto is well known on the D.C. dining scene, and welcomes it share of power breakfasts and stylish business lunches. It's also appreciated for its commitment to serving local fare. Even the "Dog Days of Summer" special is locally sourced: Enjoy a Red Apron Butchery hot dog paired with a pint of The Public, DC Brau’s American pale ale for just 7 bucks. Available Sunday through Thursday during regular dining hours at the bar and lounge until August 31, 2011. Red Apron is based in Northern Virginia and makes artisanal hot dogs with a blend of dry-aged beef and pork and spiced with smoked paprika and coriander. DC Brau is behind the capital's first locally-brewed beer in more than 50 years.