There’s no such thing as the best trip, only the journey that’s best for you, and it all starts with where you stay. I love to travel, and more so enjoy great destination hotels. There is something about hotels that provide a sense of comfort, starting with the impeccable presentation of the lobby to the ambiance of textures and fragrant aroma.

Sometimes I enjoy a short getaway right here in the city. Washington, DC, offers some of the best hotels in the world. As you enjoy your holidays, take some time to explore the best of the best hotels from 2019 including these great Washington DC properties.


On the southwest waterfront with 344 guest rooms, 51 suites, six signature suites, and one expansive presidential suite, the Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC is within walking distance to monuments, the National Mall, and Smithsonian museums. Adjacent is District Wharf, an exciting new neighborhood of restaurants, shops, and entertainment. Newly renovated guest rooms offer impressive views and a relaxed elegance. The Forbes, Four-Star spa offers an indoor
swimming pool and fitness center. Indulge in East-meets-West cuisine at Muze; savor light fare and cocktails in Empress Lounge; or try an omakase menu at Mini Sushi Bar by chef Ogawa.

Enhance any stay with an upgrade to the exclusive eighth-floor Club, featuring all-day light fare and cocktails, private meeting space, expansive views, and dedicated concierge services.


Those in the know in the United States capital have always chosen Park Hyatt Washington, D.C., as their hideaway of choice. Experience this warm and inviting hotel and savor the proximity to the city’s attractions – from Georgetown to the Smithsonian museums – and the renowned
interior design by Tony Chi. The guest rooms are among the largest in D.C. and boast down duvets, spa-inspired bathrooms, and handcrafted art and furnishings. Dine at the Michelin- starred Blue Duck Tavern, where the season’s freshest ingredients are thoroughly satisfying – and try the local crab cakes and roasted bone marrow.

A tea specialist guides guests through the Tea Cellar’s renowned menu, which features more than 50 rare and limited-production, single estate
teas from remote regions in China, Japan, Sri Lanka, and the Himalayas.


In the heart of historic Georgetown, The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C. is a AAA Five Diamond boutique hotel that blends contemporary design with historical influence. The turn-of-the-century structure features a lofty lobby with a fireplace in a living-room-style gathering place. The 86 guest rooms include 29 one-bedroom suites and five luxury suites overlooking the Potomac River and Georgetown proper. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Georgetown, and dining at Degrees Bistro await, as does The Yard, a summer garden with snacks and craft cocktails.
The Kennedy Center, waterfront, boutique shopping, and exciting nightlife are nearby.

Be sure to visit the signature wood-burning fireplace in The Living Room lobby. Cozy upon plush lounge seating and order the perfect martini within a convivial atmosphere.

Turn to page 263 to read more about the best of the best in Washington DC.

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