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Inside The 'Made in The USA' Suite at The Park Hyatt in Washington D.C.

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  Site Where: 1201 24th St NW [map], Washington, DC, United States, 20037
March 24, 2014 at 1:51 PM | by | Comment (1)

Where else should a hotel suite filled with American art, furniture and decor open but Washington D.C.?

The Park Hyatt in the capital city recently unveiled a special Made in the USA Suite in conjunction with the new exhibit of the same name at The Phillips Collection, which will be on display through August 31st.

Inside the suite are five giclee reproductions of the museum's American art masterworks including Marsden Hartley’s Off the Banks at Night; Arthur G. Dove’s Red Sun and Peppino Mangravite’s Political Exiles. The suite also includes some American-made furniture such as a timber rocking chair (made in Vermont) and artisanal items from the museum's gift shop like a spiral wrap bowl (Rhode Island), a WUD martini glass (Colorado) and stackable wooden blocks (Washington state.) Anonymously modern Hyatt decor no more! We kinda think all Park Hyatt rooms should get these little touches.

Guests who book the suite, which starts at just $399 a night, also get the following:

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Cherry Blossom S'mores? Only at The Ritz-Carlton in D.C.

March 20, 2014 at 11:33 AM | by | Comments (0)

It’s National Cherry Blossom Festival again in Washington, D.C. (March 20-April 13) and Ritz-Carlton Hotels in town want to make sure you can really taste the cherries this spring.

The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown is serving Cherry S’mores, made with cherry marshmallows, gooey chocolate sauce and homemade pistachio crumble and, if that weren’t enough, the s’mores will be complimentary in The Living Room between 6:30 to 7 p.m., passed around by whom, you may ask? S’morelliers, of course.

The hotel is also serving up Festive Cherry Blossom Cocktails to go with the s'mores. And you betcha, cherry is a prominent flavor in all of them.

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Loews Hotels Now Offering Chauffeured Rides in a Fiat 500L

March 19, 2014 at 9:47 AM | by | Comments (0)

Select Loews properties have revved up a partnership with super-cool car brand, FIAT.

Five Loews Hotels & Resorts across the U.S.—Loews Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C., Loews Regency Hotel in NYC, Loews Hollywood Hotel, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel and Loews Miami Beach Hotel—will ensure you keep your very important appointment in a chauffeured 2014 FIAT 500L.

Plus, three of the properties—Loews Miami Beach, Loews Hollywood and Loews Santa Monica Beach—really go the distance by offering two complimentary FIAT loaner vehicles (the Fiat 500L and either the Fiat Cabrio or the all-electric Fiat 500e depending on location)—for you to tootle around town on your own for up to three hours a day.

Rooms at Loews Hotels & Resorts go for approximately $209 per night depending on the individual property.

[Photo: Loews Hotels & Resorts]

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The Line Hotel Already Has a DC Spin-Off in The Works

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  Site Where: 1780 Columbia Road NW [map], Washington, DC, United States
January 2, 2014 at 12:46 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Line Hotel in LA's Koreatown neighborhood only just opened a few weeks ago on January 1st (as in yesterday) but already there's a spin-off hotel in the works.

According to The Line's developer, The Sydell Group, another Line Hotel is being developed in Washington, DC in the Adams Morgan neighborhood. It will be called The Line DC. Here's the hotel description:

Sydell Group Ltd will be developing a new, full service hotel located at 1780 Columbia Road NW, Washington DC in the Adams Morgan neighborhood - an area long respected for its diversity, rich culture, and personality. The project consists of a newly constructed building, the restoration of a historic church, the creation of dynamic public spaces, and a high quality restaurant experience designed to serve both neighborhood residents and hotel guests alike.

Sounds good to us! And it's about time DC started to get some cool hotels. Serious design and architect nerds can peep some renderings for the property which was previously called the Adams Morgan Historic Hotel project. Another fun fact: This site was once considered by Edition Hotels who seemed to have scrapped a DC location for now.

If you're looking to experience the first Line, the LA Line Hotel is still offering special opening rates. We found a room for next week for just $182 a night.

[Photo: The Line Hotel]

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The Secret Service is Just Like Us! They Leave Things Behind in Hotel Rooms (Uh...)

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  Site Where: 800 16th St NW [map], Washington, DC, United States, 20006
November 14, 2013 at 10:25 AM | by | Comments (0)

We already knew that hotels in Washington D.C. saw their share of scandal but this new incident involving the Secret Service at the Hay-Adams Hotel is just bizarre.

According to anews report, one of the agency's top supervisors agent was off-duty when he met a woman in a room at the hotel, which is dd miles from the White House. After he left the woman, he realized he left a bullet behind in the hotel room. So he went back to the hotel, told the front desk and tried to get into her room. The woman would not let him in. This later led to the agent being punished internally by the Secret Service. He's now been removed from his position.

There are so many scenarios running through our mind right now. Who was this woman? How much does she charge? How do you leave a bullet behind? Was this involved in the foreplay mysterious meeting somehow? We'll never know the answer but we can certainly add "Playing with Loose Bullets" to our list of 13 Things You Wish Didn’t Happen in Hotel Rooms (But They Do).

[Photo: WilliamHook/Flickr]

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The W Hotel Shouldn't Let Chris Brown Park His Tour Bus There Ever Again

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  Site Where: 515 15th St Nw [map], Washington, DC, United States, 20004
October 28, 2013 at 10:37 AM | by | Comments (0)

We already knew Chris Brown was bad news but his nasty antics have gotten him in serious trouble again, this time outside W Hotel in Washington D.C. where his tour bus was parked outside.

TMZ reports:

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... at around 4:30 AM Brown got into an argument with a man outside the W Hotel on K Street and allegedly punched him once in the face. We're told the alleged victim never threw a punch.

Chris also allegedly tossed out a gay slur, saying, "I'm not into this gay s**t, I'm into boxing" before punching the man. Of course, Chris Brown's camp is saying that the man tried to board Chris's tour bus and Chris was merely prevention. Suuure. The victim's nose was broken and he may need surgery.

The good news in all of this is that Brown and a bodyguard are expected back in court today to answer to felony assault charges. Since Brown is still on probation for the heinous thing he did to Rihanna in 2009, he could be sent back to jail for violating his probation.

Meanwhile, we don't think the W Hotel has been sullied by Brown's presence, but we do hope they consider putting him, and his tour bus, on a blacklist in the future.

[Photo: NY Daily News]

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Watch D.C.'s New 'Night Lights' Turn On From The W Hotel

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  Site Where: 515 15th St Nw [map], Washington, DC, United States, 20004
July 25, 2013 at 5:02 PM | by | Comments (0)

Last week, the National Park Service flipped the switch on nearly 500 scaffolding lights that surround the Washington Monument and now these new "night lights" are the big buzz in D.C. The monument remains closed as it undergoes repairs for damage sustained from the freak East Coast earthquake two years ago but the night lights are giving it a new life.

And judging from this shot above, one of the best places for a killer view of the monument in its new lit-up glory is from P.O.V., the rooftop bar at The W Washington D.C.. P.O.V. also has a killer view across the street to the White House making it the perfect spot to stay during Inauguration Time.

Rates right now are totally doable at around $229 a night but of course, you don't need a room to head up to P.O.V. Just a love of tapas and cocktails. The bar is closed this weekend on July 28 but after that it will resume its normal hours of 3pm to midnight during the week, 3pm to 2am on Friday, 11am to 3am on Saturday and 11am to midnight on Sunday. And this is D.C. so fellas, please don't try to rock your baseball hats, tank tops or sneakers. Collared shirts are actually preferred.

[Photo: The W Washington D.C.]

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The Trump International Hotel in D.C. Will Open in 2016 (If All Goes Well)

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  Site Where: 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC, United States
June 10, 2013 at 9:19 AM | by | Comment (1)

Donald Trump has finally scored big in the nation's capital. It's not the White House, but it's pretty damn close -- two blocks to be exact.

Last week, Trump reached a 60-year lease agreement with the U.S. government that will allow him to transform the Old Post Office Pavilion on Pennsylvania Avenue into a 260-room luxury hotel. Currently, the building is used as Federal office space and its tenants are in the process of being relocated. If all goes according to plan, construction should begin in 2014 with a target opening of 2016. The property will be called Trump International Hotel, the Old Post Office, Washington, D.C.

Aside from its beautiful appearance, the best trait of the property might be its location between the National Mall and Capitol, which will attract both business and leisure travelers. The design plan calls for in-house restaurants, spa, conference facilities, and no shortage of penthouses and presidential suites. The all-glass annex inside the building will also be redeveloped, either into new retail stores or conference space.

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New Hotel Deals Are Here for Ski Bums and Daddy Warbucks Alike

April 16, 2013 at 2:41 PM | by | Comments (0)

Deals: you want 'em, and surprisingly, everyone has 'em. Take a look at some of the latest hotel deals going around the internet today from booking sites, social media sites, flash sale sites and more. Don't forget to scroll down to see the HotelChatter-approved deal either. Who knows? You might just find what you're looking for. (But don't forget to tell us about your stay!)


Spring Skiing Hotel Deal in Mammoth: Most of you might be getting ready to some surfboading instead of snowboarding but at Mammoth Mountain in California, the snow is just getting good. Ok, well, not really but spring skiing is apparently really fun there with both the US ski and snowboard teams visiting and with the Annual Pondskim on April 21. Plus, hotel guests at any of the mountain's hotels get a nightly discount based on the temperature from April 14-May 23. For example, if it's 45 degrees both days, then you will get a $90 refund on your hotel room at checkout. The daily high temp is based on the high temperature at Main Lodge recorded on the Ski Patrol website and you must stay two or more nights to get he refund. Go here to book.

Pay Your Respects to Lilly Pulitzer at Sea Island: The Cloister at Sea Island Resort, off the coast of Georgia, put together this Lilly Pulitzer Mother Daughter Getaway for Mother's Day weekend before the colorful designer passed away but now it seems the best way to pay your respects to the woman who made wearing crazy pink and green outfits acceptable. The deal includes a complimentary upgrade if available; a welcome bottle of pink champagne and green macaroons; a special Lilly Pulitzer gift; one massage for each guest at The Spa at Sea Island; one mani/pedi for each guest; one dinner at Tavola, the resort's new Italian trattoria; one dinner at The Georgian rom, a Forbes five-star resto and one pink rose petal bath for each guests. Rates start at $510 per person per night. So $2,040 for both of you for two nights. The deal also includes access to several Lilly-themed events over Mother's Day Weekend like a tennis clinic with Murphy and Luke Jensen, a Lilly Pulitzer runway show, and brunch on Sunday, although those are separate costs.

The Omni Wants You to Visit Sun Diego: The Omni San Diego is luring travelers to their hotel with promises of sun, sun and more sun. Oh and some sunscreen. Their new Sun Diego package includes room accommodations, complimentary valet parking for one car, two complimentary Seabreezes at McCormick's and Schmick's at the hotel, a bottle of sunscreen and a guide to the best outdoor activities and events in town. Rates start at $281 a night which is a little steep but if there's a ball game going on, it's totally worth it as the hotel is adjacent to the park. Go here to book and use code PKGSUN. No word if you get a refund if it rains but you could ask?

Have a Culinary Liason in DC: The Liaison Capitol Hill has redesigned its new restaurant, Art and Soul, as well as its lobby and guestrooms and is enticing guests to check out the changes with their Artisanal Fare Escape. Starting at $179 a night, the deal includes a stay in a recently renovated guestroom, plus a $100 dining credit for Art ad Soul. Go here to book and use promo code NEWART. The deal is good through September 2nd.

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Spring is Blooming with Hotel Deals

April 2, 2013 at 11:56 AM | by | Comments (0)

Deals: you want 'em, and surprisingly, everyone has 'em. Take a look at some of the latest hotel deals going around the internet today from booking sites, social media sites, flash sale sites and more. Don't forget to scroll down to see the HotelChatter-approved deal either. Who knows? You might just find what you're looking for. (But don't forget to tell us about your stay!)


· Taxes are a Beach in Miami Beach: The Sagamore Hotel in Miami has put together a "Taxes are a Beach" vacation package that is run by the hotel's own IRS (Internal Rejuvenation Services.) The minimum two-night stay deal includes tax-free accommodations in a Sagamore Suite, $25 daily stimulus (i.e. a hotel credit that can even be used to deduct from the room rate), daily breakfast for two, daily beach chairs for two and complimentary WiFi. The deal represents an overall savings of 20 percent. Rates start at $320 a night. The deal is only valid for April stays. Go here to book.

· Hilton's LGBT Deal is Back: The Stay Hilton. Go Out package is back. The deal includes high-speed internet (wahoo!), one-year digital subscription to OUT magazine, two welcome beverages and late checkout, where and when available. Guests who plan on staying with Hilton during the Gay Pride season can also download and print an LGBT event calendar from Hilton's Go Out website as well as sign up for the Hilton LGBT travel newsletter for travel ideas, upcoming events and special offers. Go here to book.

· Spring for a Springtime Hawaiian Getaway : Love Hawaii but hate the crowds? Avoid the summer rush and go this spring instead. Stay at the 43-room Ka'anapali Beach Hotel in western Maui and book their Spring Bonus package. The deal is good from now through May 31 and includes pool view accommodations, daily buffet breakfast for two and a compact rental car. Rates start at $215 a night. Go here to book.

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Having A Bad Day? Affinia Hotels Ought To Cheer You Right Up

Where: New York, NY
June 29, 2012 at 1:17 PM | by | Comments (0)

Since hotels are in the business of making people feel good, it kind of makes sense that the people working in the hotels should also want to feel good themselves. That's what a new initiative hopes to do for employees at Affinia.

Earlier this month, a bartending workshop was led by Dushan Zaric, co-founder of the American Bartending Institute of New York, that actually had nothing to do with bartending at all. During the session, titled "The Art of Being Present," staffers learned how to think good thoughts, infuse their cocktails with love, and carry a marble in their pockets at all times.

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Here's How Kimpton Will De-Thompsonize The Donovan House

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  Site Where: 1155 14th St Nw [map], Washington, DC, United States, 20005
April 16, 2012 at 9:46 AM | by | Comments (0)

It's official. The Donovan House in DC is now a Kimpton Hotel.

As we reported the changeover from Thompson happened on April 10 (apparently, the hotel was not up to brand standards.) Initially. we didn't think that Kimpton would be changing too much about the hotel (aside from going 100 percent smoke-free) but we've got word from Kimpton that they plan on giving a "light refresh" to the interior spaces and the rooftop bar area.

That will include new pillows on the bed, Kimpton's famous animal print bathrobes in the closet, pet-friendly perks, the all-important evening wine hour and Kimpton's EarthCare program which includes more than 100 eco-friendly operating practices.

And unlike with Thompson, the WiFi at Kimpton will be free, so long as you join the Kimpton InTouch loyalty program. We're excited already!

Have you stayed at the Donovan House since Kimpton took over? Let us know how it went!

[Photo: The Flying Mermaid]