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Why does the president pardon turkeys at the White House every Thanksgiving? TODAY

This year, President Biden will pardon Liberty and Bell, two 42-pound turkeys hailing from Willmar, Minnesota, on the South Lawn of the White House on Nov. 20. In keeping with tradition, Liberty and Bell spent the evening before their pardon in a luxury suite at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. There’s no doubt the turkey pardon has become a beloved White House tradition, but why do U.S. presidents pardon turkeys to begin with?


8 U.S. Cities Where You Can Get in the Holiday Spirit AFAR

Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C. pulls out all the stops during the winter season, with a roster of activities that includes nightly caroling and holiday afternoon tea in the opulent Peacock Alley.


The Best Hotel Bars in America for 2023 Wine Enthusiast

There’s something about hotel bars that promises excitement and romance, and maybe a dash of naughtiness. They’re often repositories of history and offer a taste of hotel luxury—even for those who never plan to check in.


Best Holiday Teas in the DC Area Washingtonian

One tradition that continues to flourish in the Washington area is holiday afternoon tea. The ritual, which typically features petite sandwiches and scones set amid a festive backdrop (as opposed to “high tea,” which is a heartier meal), is returning to some of DC’s most legendary hotels, historic homes, and restaurants, as well as kicking off at some new spots.


Pinkies Up: A Storied Afternoon Tea Affair at Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C. Luxury Travel Magazine

Long-celebrated and regarded as a cherished tradition in Washington, D.C., Willard's Afternoon Tea service among the grandeur of the newly-renovated Willard’s Peacock Alley has served as a timeless and enchanting opportunity for guests and residents alike to “tea like a royal” in the heart of our nation’s capital since the 1920s.


Willard Near the White House: A Gem of a Hotel The Epoch Times

Situated in the heart of the nation's capital on Pennsylvania Avenue, just across from the White House, is the Willard InterContinental, a historic luxury accommodation hotel presently owned by Carr Companies and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts. For 200 years, in fact, the luxury Beaux-Arts architectural style hotel was known for many years as simply “The Willard," and its prominence was known not just nationwide but internationally.


A Luxurious Tea Awaits at the Willard InterContinental Hotel Creators Syndicate

Such is the magic of Peacock Alley at the Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C. One of the capital's best places for an indulgent afternoon tea, the historic hotel, whose roots date back to 1818, has served the refreshment since the 1920s. The sophisticated room embraces a diversity of clientele — hotel guests, women celebrating birthdays, romantic couples and bridesmaids — but just a few kids.


Willard InterContinental Named the Best Hotel in DC and #3 in the World Condé Nast Traveler

Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C. achieves incredible recognition in the 2023 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.


21 Hotels on Iconic Streets Wealth of Geeks

Travel inspiration comes in many forms. Every so often, a particular area becomes known for its culture, food, or experiences. Here are 21 hotels on iconic streets situated to help you explore the world


10 Oldest Hotels in the US - Top Historic Attractions Knowinsiders

Time stands still in these places in the U.S. Let find out top 10 oldest hotels - the first hotels in America here, which was hundreds year so far!


Unleash Fun At These 10 Pawsome Dog-Friendly Hotels In Washington DC The Travel

Explore the history, culture, and highlights of The District with your pup while staying at these pet-friendly hotels!


8 Spots for Cherry Blossom High Tea Around DC

Elegant places to enjoy blossom-inspired teas and treats.


The Best Afternoon Teas In DC During Cherry Blossoms DC Travel Magazine

One of the most beautiful and delicious traditions during cherry blossoms season is enjoying several of the best afternoon teas in DC


Easter Around DC: Brunches, Takeout, and Family-Friendly Feasts

Washingtonian Magazine gathered a list of places around DC serving Easter brunch for everyone – the foodies, the families, and the folks who’d prefer to stay home for the holiday


Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C. - 'The Residence of Presidents' Luxury Travel Magazine

Regarded as one of the most iconic hotels in the United States and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C. has welcomed U.S. presidents, foreign dignitaries, and celebrities for more than 200 years. Deemed the “Residence of Presidents,” the legendary property is ideally situated in the heart of Washington, D.C. on renowned Pennsylvania Avenue, and mere steps from The White House and the World War I Memorial


5 Unique Cocktail Lounges You’ll Only Find In The Nation’s Capital Travel Awaits

You can’t fling a martini glass out an Uber window in downtown Washington, D.C. without hitting a craft cocktail bar. But beyond the joints where guys with sleeve tattoos present mezcal elixirs with Sichuan peppercorn syrup, you’ll find a handful of bars that are, fundamentally, of the town itself.


The 39 Best Hotels in Washington, DC

From micro-hotels to five-star luxury, here are the best places to stay in the nation's capital


Rendezvous for Two Garden & Gun

The South may not have a City of Lights (all due respect to Paris, Texas), but we more than make up for it with intimate, picturesque retreats from Virginia to Texas. Set your heart to racing at these dreamy destinations


Washingtonian Celebrates the 2022 Washingtonians of the Year (PHOTOS)

Washingtonian hosted the 51st annual Washingtonians of the Year luncheon at Willard InterContinental. Over 175 guests enjoyed an inspirational afternoon to honor esteemed changemakers


The 11 Best Washington, DC Hotels With Spas

Just a block from the White House, the pet-friendly and luxe Willard InterContinental hotel offers three dining options, plus afternoon tea; extensive concierge services; a fitness center; and a spa that’s a destination of its own.


The 2023 Top 25 Historic Hotels of America Afternoon Tea Experiences List Historic Hotels of America

Historic Hotels of America®, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest Historic Hotels, is pleased to announce The 2023 Top 25 Historic Hotels of America Afternoon Tea Experiences List.


U.S. News & World Report released its 2023 rankings for the best hotels in Washington, D.C. U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News Travel, a global authority in rankings, consumer advice, and information, recognizes Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C., as one of the award winners in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels rankings! Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C. scored in the top ten percent of the Best Hotels in the USA, earning a Gold badge.


Valentine’s Day Dinner at Cafe du Parc News Release

Escape into the splendor of Willard InterContinental this Valentine’s Day, and tantalize your palate for romance with a refined three-course indulgence for two, available on February 14.

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