Capital Retreats: Urban Luxury and Rural Rejuvenation in the Capital Region USA
Discover the Capital Region’s newest luxury experiences:
Coming soon – DC’s first SLS LUX Hotel is set to open in 2019. The contemporary 198-room property will also bring 59 SLS-branded condominiums to the Mount Vernon Triangle.
Boutique bliss in the Nation’s Capital – The Line is now open in DC’s most diverse neighbourhood, Adams Morgan. Located inside a re-modelled 110-year old historic church, this 220-room hotel offers guests a diverse choice of dining options from James Beard recognized Chef Spike Gjerde, and DC-icon Chef Erik Bruner-Yang who, inspired by the city’s multicultural heartbeat, have created menu’s that rebel against the city’s culinary traditions. Priced from £189 per night.
Stay at DC’s first hybrid-hotel – The Eaton-DC Hotel is set to open later this month as part of Eaton Workshop’s new global brand merger combining a hub for creative social change; consisting of a co-working members club and extensive arts programming, with an exclusive hospitality experience, the Eaton-DC Hotel will draw inspiration from the local community both in its design and its unique approach to food and beverage, wellness and the arts. Priced from £149 per night.
Urban Luxury in the President’s back garden – D.C.’s brand new neighbourhood, The Wharf brings a trio of luxury hotels to the city’s waterfront including the 278-room InterContinental with brand new L’Occitane spa and rooftop pool boasting enviable views of the Tidal Basin, the Canopy by Hilton Hotel with 175 rooms and penthouse rooftop lounge Whiskey Charlie, overlooking the Potomac River, and the extended-stay Hyatt House who’s H Bar boasts a creative cocktail menu. The Wharf is also home to over 20 restaurants including Del Mar, Rappahannock Oyster Co and Mi Vida and three live music venues attracting acts from across the globe.
Michelin Guide returns to Washington DC – DC’s second edition of the Michelin Guide was issued in October 2017 adding converted acclaim to an additional 14 restaurants. Three restaurants have maintained two stars, while there are now 11 one-star restaurants within easy reach of the Capital. Michelin also recognized 22 restaurants across the Capital with a Bib Gourmand. The third edition of the DC Michelin Guide is expected for release on 06 September 2018.
Weekend Wellness on the edge of the Potomac – The Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, Virginia is now offering exclusive Weekend Wellness Retreats. Visitors to the resort can immerse themselves in a bespoke three day wellness experience, curated to suit each individual by an Inova Wellness Coach. Guests will enjoy a selection of healthy dining experiences and practise mindfulness through a range of fitness and leisure activities. Retreats are available to book now with the first weekend running. 16-18 November 2018
Celebrate a big birthday in Little Washington – Two-Michelin rated The Inn at Little Washington is celebrating its 40th birthday this year with a series of culinary events. This September, celebrations conclude on this side of the pond at the Vaux-le-Vicomte Chateau near Paris, France, recognising Chef Patrick O’Connell’s gastronomic pilgrimage through France, now reflected in the properties dining menu. Visitors to The Inn at Little Washington can also book an exclusive Chef’s Table experience, dining in ‘The Kitchen’ year-round.
Holiday like a Governor at Virginia’s luxury resorts – The new Governor’s Choice itinerary in partnership with United Airlines and luxury tour operator North America Travel Service combines Virginia’s exquisite scenic byways and mountain scenery with charming wineries, resorts, golf courses, renowned culinary offers, hotels and spas. The week-long self-drive touring itinerary is based on the favourite experiences of former Governor Terry McAuliffe and his wife Dorothy. The ‘Governor’s Choice’ is priced from £1,899 per person and is available to book exclusively through North America Travel Service.
Escape to the Eastern Shore – The Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, is known for its beautiful gardens, spa and enviable sailing academy. Visitors to The Inn at Perry Cabin can take to the waves on an exclusive two-day sailing course or test their skills on an intense ASA training program, or simply sit back and enjoy the sunset on one of the properties chartered cruises along the Miles River. Priced from £247 per night.
Riverside Resorts on Maryland’s Potomac Coastline – Maryland’s Potomac coastline has seen the addition of a new luxury resorts in recent years, the MGM National Harbor which joins the established Gaylord National Resort which is home to a brand new infinity ballroom, RiverView, with unparalleled views of the Potomac through floor-to-ceiling windows that give guests the impression they are floating on top of the Potomac. Both resorts are within easy reach of the Nation’s Capital, serviced by an increased water taxi offering meaning it has never been easier to experience the region’s waterfront. The MGM is priced from £229 per night and the Gaylord Resort is priced from £281 per night.
Luxury comes to Baltimore – Last Summer the Sagamore Pendry Hotel transformed Baltimore’s 1914 Recreation Pier into an 128 room luxury boutique hotel, Located in the vibrant Fell’s Point neighbourhood, the hotel features an open air courtyard with sculptures by renowned international artist Fernando Botero, a curated art collection, private dock, spa services, and signature restaurant Rec Pier Chop House from Chef Andrew Carmellini. Priced from £274 per night.
For more information on the Capital Region USA visit: www.capitalregionusa.co.uk