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What’s New in the Capital Region for 2018

by | Jan 31, 2018 | Press Releases

January 2018

Two New Flight Routes

United is servicing the US Capital with the launch of a new flight route from Edinburgh, Scotland to Washington Dulles International Airport, located in Fairfax Co, Virginia commencing on 23 May 2018. Flights will be priced from £380 return. To book visit: www.united.com

Icelandair has also announced a new flight to Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport commencing 28 May 2018 with four non-stop flights a week between the Icelandic capital and the Capital Region with easy connections to over 25 European destinations including London airports, Manchester and Glasgow. To book visit: www.icelandair.us


New Hotels


Hip boutique hotel The Line opened its doors at the end of December 2017 in the diverse neighbourhood of Adams Morgan. Featuring 220-rooms and dining options from James Beard recognized chefs Erik Bruner-Yang and Spike Gjerde. Rooms from $268/ £184 per night. Visit: http://www.thelinehotel.com/dc/

North America’s first Canopy by Hilton Hotel has recently opened as part of D.C.’s new waterfront development, The Wharf ready for its first summer season. Boasting panoramic views of the Potomac River from penthouse rooftop bar Bistro & Bar, it’ll be the place to watch sunset on a warm summer evening. Rooms from $169/£120 per night.

Three-blocks south of the National Mall, Hyatt House is D.C.’s newest extended stay hotel offering all the comforts of home and access to the Wharf’s waterfront piers offering opportunities to sail, kayak or hop on the water taxi to Georgetown and beyond. Rooms from $129/ £92 per night. Visit: https://washingtondcthewharf.house.hyatt.com

Intercontinental Washington DC at The Wharf, is D.C.’s go-to urban oasis, home to one of the city’s most-loved restaurants Kith and Kin. Rooms from $350/ £248 per night. Visit: https://wharfintercontinentaldc.com/


The Cavalier Hotel reopens its iconic oceanfront doors in February after a colossal $78-million+ restoration. The mid-Atlantic’s newly reimagined property will become the latest luxury class member of Marriott’s distinguished Autograph Collection. With nine decades of dedicated service and pristine reputation for hosting some of the East Coast’s finest events, The Cavalier will once again offer unparalleled accommodations and feature the Bourbon Distillery & Tasting Room, Oceanfront Beach Club with infinity pool, access to a secluded beach and 5-Star Spa with nine treatment rooms. Rooms from rates: $409/£282 per nightVisit: www.cavalierhotel.com


Maryland Live! Hotel is set to open in early 2018 a stone’s throw from the Maryland Live! Casino just outside Baltimore, featuring 258 rooms, 52 luxurious suites, speciality Italian Gelato Bar and David’s Café by Todd English. Rooms from $107 / £73 per night. Visit: www.marylandlivecasino.com 


New Tours and Attractions

Pull a pint at Baltimore’s brand-new Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House; the first Guinness presence on US soil since 1954! Visitors can take a brewery tour, shop for merchandise and even whet your whistle in the tasting room where exclusive US-only brews like Guinness Blonde American Larger will be available.

Walk through 400 years of Virginia history with the new American Evolution™ Digital Trail. Launching Spring 2018, this brand-new app features an interactive trail including 400 of the most dynamic places, stories and objects that highlight the first 400 years of Virginia history.

Visit D.C.’s newest museums and 17 Smithsonian’s. The National Museum of African American History and Culture had its first birthday in September 2017 and was joined by The Museum of the Bible which opened its doors in November 2017 with eight floors of exhibits dedicated to the history, narrative and impact of the Bible including interactive exhibits and world-class artifacts.

Experience the Governor’s Choice Luxury Itinerary, a newly launched self-drive itinerary linking Virginia’s luxury five-star resorts, spas, golf courses and exclusive dining experiences with beautiful, scenic byways which wind through both mountain and coastal Chesapeake scenery. The ‘Governor’s Choice’ luxury itinerary is available exclusively from North America Travel ServiceVisit: www.northamericatravelservice.co.uk

For more information on the Capital Region USA visit: www.capitalregionusa.co.uk