The interview took place in the John Adams Suite, discussing his new book about Sherlock Holmes' family
The lobby tree one of five featured around the world
Photo shoot in the lobby & Crystal Room promoting leisure travel from Peru
February is a short month, but there’s lots of good stuff going on – Superbowl, MardiGras, Valentine’s day (eek, but oh well), and the Oscars to end the month. And when I mean good stuff, I mean good food and drink specials all around! Read on to find out where to celebrate!
There’s something about Mardi Gras that makes everyone eager to pretend to be a New Orleanian for a day. Here’s where you can soak up all the king cakes, hurricanes and jazz music you can handle. In other words, let the good times roll — eating and drinking well all the while.
Block parties, king cakes, festival fare, and all the beads you can handle.
Enjoy these ideas for nights full or eating and drinking
Want to mingle with embassy types or pols? We've typecast the city's night creatures.
You’ve probably been thinking a lot about New Orleans since Beyoncé dropped her NOLA-based “Formation” video over the weekend. So today, go out and celebrate the festival the city is known for, just don’t try and dance like Bey or you may get eliminated.
In the nation’s capital, citizens abide by the rule of work hard, play hard. Hotel bars here, in particular, fit the bill for the latter, with their promise of a stiff drink, sophisticated surroundings, gracious service, and if need be, discreet accommodations just steps away.
Chef Laufer has chosen 10 of his favorite things as head of The Willard InterContinental’s diverse culinary programs, including the award-winning French bistro, Café du Parc. He draws on both challenging and inspiring moments in his culinary career as Executive Banquet Chef at the InterContinental Miami, and Executive Chef at Sandals Montego Bay, Jamaica, onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines, and the Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston.
But if you’d prefer to be a little closer to the center of power, there are options. The Willard InterContinental has hosted George Clooney, among other A-Listers, while stars such as Jennifer Lopez, Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Pacino, and Lady Gaga have been spotted at The W.
The Willard InterContinental has hosted almost every U.S. president since 1853, so it’s no surprise that tea service here has been a see-and-be-seen experience for more than 150 years.
As befits the nation’s capital, Washington is a treasure trove for history hunters. The Willard InterContinental Washington DC, open since 1901, has hosted everyone from Mark Twain to Martin Luther King Jr., who finished his “I Have a Dream” speech there.
Since its founding in 1791, Washington, D.C. has hosted heads of state, members of congress and entertainment luminaries. The city’s hotels have been temporary homes for millions of tourists. Age, eminent guests, historic events and even the buildings that houses the hotels contribute to making some Washington lodging choices famous.
Designed to cater to the nearly 12,000 children the hotel welcomes annually, the Kids Concierge service aims to ease the stress of family travel as well as enhance the family experience both at The Willard and in Washington, D.C. Tailored to children 11 years and younger, with a pre-teen/teen-centric service debuting this fall, The Willard’s Kids Concierge offers a selection of amenities and activities to ensure that even the youngest of guests have a luxury experience to remember.
For an authentic French bistro experience with a casual atmosphere, look no further than Café Du Parc. From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy the French take on brunch without having to leave DC. Our favorite dish on the brunch menu? Quiche Lorraine!
Twinkling lights, glitter and gourmet menus galore -- without a single dish to wash or tree to trim. Spending Christmas at a hotel does hold a certain allure. Whether you stay for a week or drop in for tea, these properties go to great lengths to offer something special for the holidays.
In the past five years, the Capital has loosened its tie, making way for innovative restaurants, bars, and boutiques. The town's shopping profile is on the rise, thanks to stylish retailers that benefit from Washingtonians' international influences and strong dedication to locally made products. For visitors, the holiday season offers a unique opportunity to explore the dynamic city and its burgeoning neighborhoods. As lawmakers decamp for their hometowns, the bustle slows down and the city's institutions slip on their seasonal sparkle.