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Bouchard Père et Fils Wine Dinner at Café du Parc News Release

Cafe du Parc at Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C. introduces an exciting addition to its wine list and invites you to enjoy the first Wine Dinner of 2021.Join us on October 21 for a very special Wine Dinner with Bouchard Père et Fils to celebrate Fall Season.


Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C. appoints Michael Deltette as director of social events Press Release

“Willard InterContinental is a perfect setting for extraordinary DC weddings and social events, and I am thrilled to have Michael – the Wedding Guru – back by my side,” – said Ernie Arias, director of sales and marketing at Willard InterContinental. “Michael is a celebrated event expert, and we look forward to all the innovation he will bring to our historic landmark hotel.”


Fall Menu at Cafe du Park Press Release

Café du Parc is pleased to unveil a selection of new fall dishes to celebrate the season. Guests are welcome to enjoy fall- and harvest-inspired creations by chef Gyo Santa and Luca de Marchis. The additions to the fall menu incorporate the freshest ingredients and available daily during the all-day dining hours.


The Top 10 Hotels in Washington, D.C. Travel + Leisure

This year, readers voted in equal measure for newer hotels and classics. The latter group includes the 200-year-old icon Willard InterContinental Washington D.C., which claimed the No. 5 spot this year. Readers touted the "very comfortable beds," "history," and "the history gallery and the gingerbread exhibit."


How a Handful of Americans Freed 5,000 Afghans The Wall Street Journal

From a lounge at Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C., a group of men and women mobilized a global network to conduct a two-week military-style rescue operation


Japan's First Delegation Site in DC Still Stands as a Reminder of Collaboration Tommy McFly for NBC4 Washington

Selected as the first Japanese delegation site in 1860, a meeting at Willard Hotel led to Japan gifting cherry blossom trees. News4’s Tommy McFly reports.


Julia H. Rapley: New Director of Catering and Conference Services Washington Business Journal

The historic Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C. proudly announces the appointment of Julia H. Rapley as director of catering and conference services.


Appointment: Sherian Boyd-Patterson Hospitality Net

Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C. proudly announces the appointment of Sherian Boyd Patterson as director of business travel and luxury sales


10 Best Hotels In Washington D.C. Forbes

History buffs will be delighted that Abraham Lincoln made this his temporary home before his presidential inauguration. Ulysses S. Grant is said to have coined the term ‘lobbyists’, referring to solicitors who pestered him while he was trying to relax with his cigar and brandy in the hotel’s lobby. Martin Luther King allegedly made final edits to his speech, “I Have a Dream” here.


15 Best Hotels with Fascinating Architecture

Only two blocks from the White House, The Willard InterContinental Washington is Washington’s gathering place, where from the 1850s the world’s elite, politicians, bankers, industrialists, and socialites would meet and exchange ideas in one of the hotel’s famous restaurants or the even more famous Round Robin Bar.


Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Biden's First Foreign Visitor, on the Challenge of China Newsweek

Last Friday, Prime Minister Suga met with President Joe Biden for nearly three hours. The following day, in an exclusive interview, he spoke to Newsweek Global Editor-in-Chief Nancy Cooper and Chief Washington Correspondent Bill Powell.


How Mahalia Jackson Sparked Martin Luther King Jr.’s 'I Have a Dream' Speech Biography

Even with all that advance planning, 12 hours before the speech, King still wasn’t sure what he would say, as he sat in the lobby of D.C.’s Willard Hotel with his team. “Everyone, it seemed, had a different take,” Jones wrote, saying that some felt it should have an ideological and political reform take, while others felt it should lean more toward a church sermon.


A 2021 Guide to Seeing the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C. AFAR

Having hosted Japan’s first delegation to the United States in 1860, the Willard leans into its unique history with cherry trees that fill the grand lobby, and Japanese-inspired afternoon tea served in the elegant, cherry tree–lined Peacock Alley hallway. Or order a specialty cocktail with ingredients such as sake, yuzu, and cherry bitters from the Round Robin Bar.


How to See the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C., This Year Conde Nast Traveler

The best places to see D.C.'s cherry blossoms


These Hotels Are an Integral Part of Black History Conde Nast Traveler

One of the best-known speeches is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream,” delivered on August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial. The speech that changed the world was edited and fine-tuned by King and his advisors in the lobby of The Willard.

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