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2016 Press

2017 Press

The Willard InterContinental Hotel in the press.

Indian Prime Minister Hosts CEO Roundtable at the Willard InterContinental India Today

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a CEO roundtable in the Ballroom of the Willard InterContinental with twenty-one leaders of America’s top companies.

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Just Beachy: 9 Top Tropical Desserts with a Caribbean Accent OpenTable

Nine top tropical desserts with a Caribbean vibe to help you celebrate the arrival of summer.

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A starlet of the civil rights era, Diahann Carroll looks back on a career of firsts The Washington Post

Diahann Carroll, who turned 82 on Monday, welcomed a visitor to her “fabulous” suite at Washington’s Willard Intercontinental Hotel — marble bathroom, dining table for eight, stunning views of the city. After a busy day, she had dressed down for company, in a plush bathrobe, gold slippers and round sunglasses.

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Avis Road Trip: Washington, D.C. Golf Channel

Golf Channel host Bailey Mosier checks out the sites, sounds, and golf in and around Washington, D.C. One stop on her Avis road trip, the historic Willard InterContinental!

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To Close Digital Divide, Microsoft to Harness Unused Television Channels The New York Times

In an event at the Willard Hotel in Washington, where Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated a coast-to-coast telephone call a century ago, Microsoft plans to say that it will soon start a white-spaces broadband service in 12 states including Arizona, Kansas, New York and Virginia to connect two million rural Americans in the next five years who have limited or no access to high-speed internet.

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17 Hotel Perks We Can Get Behind Men's Journal

There's certain obvious benefits to staying in a hotel — the daily turndown service, the posh robes — but some hotels do one better with their perks. From grill space to on-site vespas to the world's largest climbing wall, here are the stays with the best benefits.

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D.C.'s 12 Most Beautiful Hotel Lobbies Curbed Washington, D.C.

When one thinks of hotels, usually the first things that come to mind are how comfortable the beds are, how varied the amenities are, and how close the location is to touristy sites. Not often is the lobby the star of the hotel, but it should be—and now with this map it can be.

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5 Hotels with On-Property Museums Successful Meetings

Enjoy a history lesson with your meeting group--without even leaving the hotel.

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The 9 Best Sites to Buy High-End Meat Online, According to Chefs Food & Wine

Not everyone has a corner butcher they can count on. But thanks to the Internet, you don't need a local meat market to get the best cuts of beef, pork or even chicken. But where in the world-wide-web are the best slabs of meat to be found? Here are nine excellent places to start, according to the chefs who use these sites themselves.

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Celebrating the Kentucky Derby with Jim Hewes & Chef Jason Jimenez of The Willard Good Morning Washington

Jim Hewes and Chef Jason Jimenez of "The Willard Hotel" joined Good Morning Washington to dish on where the bowties, bonnets and mint juleps came into play plus shared a new way for us to enjoy the Mint Julep!

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7 of America's Most Historic, Road Trip-Worthy Hotels JustLuxe

As the warm breezes of summer slowly creep upon us, it can only mean one thing: it’s nearly road trip season. Hitting the open road is almost as American as apple pie, especially during the summer months. While cruising down Route 66 is always an iconic drive, why not give your trip just a little dose of American history? These seven hotels offer a chance to see the sights, indulge in good times, and learn a little something while you're at it.

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Stay Like A President ABC News

Are you headed to the nation's capital to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump? Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to descend on Washington, D.C., next week to experience the festivities, and the district's luxury hotels are offering some decadent deals to attract guests.

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Readers Choice Hotels Conde Nast Traveler

The presidential inauguration is coming up quickly, and you know what that means—a mad dash to secure a spot at one of the city's best hotels. Whether you're looking for historic charm or modern sophistication in Washington, D.C., check out what our readers voted as their favorite hotels in the nation's capital in the 2016 Readers' Choice Awards.

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Stay Like A President DC Modern Luxury

Jan/Feb 2017

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Hotels for Inauguration Curbed DC

Washington, D.C. may not have the Super Bowl this year, but it does have one other event that is sure to bring in plenty of crowds: The Inauguration.

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Trump’s Inaugural: $2.5-Million Washington’s Hotel Stay (And More) Huffington Post

Known as The Residence of Presidents because it has played host to every sitting U.S. President dating back to President John Tyler (1841-1845), the Willard InterContinental is offering its “Live Like a President” package.

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Best Hotel Bets Frommer's

Best Historic Hotel: The Willard InterContinental celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2006 as the “new” 12-story Willard, replacing the original, smaller “City Hotel” that existed here between 1816 and 1906. Whether known as the City or the Willard, the hotel has hosted nearly every U.S. president since Franklin Pierce in 1853.

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The Best Outdoor Pursuits Frommer's

View Washington from the Water: Rent a paddle boat to skim the surface of the Tidal Basin for an hour, or cruise the Potomac River aboard one of several sightseeing vessels. The paddle boats give you a remarkable view of the Jefferson Memorial; river cruises offer a pleasant interval for catching a second wind, as they treat you to a marvelous perspective of the city.

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View Trump's Inauguration in the Lap of Luxury Fox Business

FBN's Adam Shapiro and InterContinental Hotels Executive Assistant Manager Jason DeVille on the luxury packages offered at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

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With its jaw-dropping museums and iconic buildings a trip to Washington DC is a must Telegraph Media (UK)

"I’M sorry, sir – while I can assure you that President Obama did stay here once and had a drink in this bar, I can’t tell you any more than that." Well, considering the name above the door was Off The Record, I was hoping the bartender would give me a little more than that.

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Where to find POTUS in Washington DC? WHERE Magazine

Visitors to the capital may not glimpse the chief executive himself, except perhaps on Inauguration Day or through the window of his black sedan, aka “The Beast.” But there are plenty of ways to “encounter” presidents, especially those of the past. Follow our lead as we go beyond the more obvious monuments and memorials on a citywide quest for POTUS.

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Pop Goes The Gala Glam Inauguration Pages

Jan. 2017

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There is No Love in Washington DC Publico (Portugal)

As águas do Potomac estão revoltas. É o último dia de Dezembro e sopra um vento gelado que parece vir da nascente do rio, 280 quilómetros a Oeste, e contraria o curso do caudal que segue para a grande baía de Chesapeake, a Sul de Baltimore, no estado vizinho do Maryland.

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The Legacy Of Dr. King And The Outstanding Balance In The Bank Of Justice Plunderbund

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stayed up until 4 a.m. the morning of Aug. 28, 1963. He had returned to his room at the historic Willard Hotel, a stone’s throw from the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C., around midnight, and labored over his speech for four more hours.

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With its jaw-dropping museums and iconic buildings a trip to Washington DC is a must The Irish Sun (Ireland)

“I’M sorry, sir – while I can assure you that President Obama did stay here once and had a drink in this bar, I can’t tell you any more than that.” Well, considering the name above the door was Off The Record, I was hoping the bartender would give me a little more than that.

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15 Best Hotels in Washington, DC U.S. News & World Report

The massive Willard sits at the heart of everything D.C.; the National Mall and all the most recognizable monuments are within walking distance. And recent guests say The Willard InterContinental's inside is just as impressive as its surroundings, particularly the massive marble columns and intricate chandeliers in the lobby.

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The Willard InterContinental Celebrates the Cherry Blossoms in Style Business Traveler

The Willard InterContinental Washington, DC inaugurates a new tradition along side the city’s stunning cherry blossoms. The hotel has partnered with Chateau D’Esclans Estate and Winery. Guests are invited to dress in their most festive rose attire while they experience rose wines including Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rose, seasonal local beers, and more.

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19 Presidential Retreats Where You Can Visit and Stay Town & Country Magazine

While many of the former so-called summer and winter White Houses have been turned into museums—like Harry S. Truman's Little White House in Key West, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Little White House in Georgia, or Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Virginia—a slew of presidential playgrounds exist where the public can actually stay.

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The Best DC Hotels for a Bachelorette Party Brides

After a night of bar hopping and drinking far too much champagne, the bride-to-be deserves a fluffy, 800 thread-count pillow to lay her tired head on. Sure, going home is always an option, but what’s the fun in that? Not only does a hotel give you more freedom to stay out later, it also makes the weekend that much more special.

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11 Hotels Favored by U.S. Presidents USA Today

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue might be home base for the POTUS, but when you’re the leader of the free world, you’re bound to spend a lot of time traveling, too. And while the commander in chief and those before him have laid their head in many a hotel during their journeys, there are a select few properties that have earned multiple U.S. president visits (or hosted more than one POTUS).

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The 10 Best Hotels in Washington, DC Conde Nast Traveler

The presidential inauguration is coming up quickly, and you know what that means—a mad dash to secure a spot at one of the city's best hotels. Whether you're looking for historic charm or modern sophistication in Washington, D.C., check out what our readers voted as their favorite hotels in the nation's capital in the 2016 Readers' Choice Awards.

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Where to Find POTUS in Washington, DC Where Magazine

Visitors to the capital may not glimpse the chief executive himself, except perhaps on Inauguration Day or through the window of his black sedan, aka “The Beast.” But there are plenty of ways to “encounter” presidents, especially those of the past.

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Luxury Packages Offered at The Willard for the 2017 Inauguration Fox News

FBN's Adam Shapiro and InterContinental Hotels Executive Assistant Manager Jason DeVille on the luxury packages offered at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

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