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Mayflower Sails into 2011 with a Lobby Lift

The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel begins 2011 with the announcement of a substantial redesign project, including a multi-million dollar refurbishment of the historic hotel.  Beginning this month, the ‘Grand Dame’ of the nation’s capital will undergo physical upgrades to the lobby, […]

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Alexis Bittar Creates Jewelry for St. Regis Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC (January 5, 2011) – The St. Regis Washington, D.C. is delighted to announce a collaboration with Alexis Bittar, one of today’s most innovative and admired jewelry designers. Bittar is beloved by stylish Washingtonians and a favorite of First […]

Jamestown acquires The Madison

Jamestown has acquired The Madison hotel and The Madison office building, an adjacent, 95,000-square-foot office building in Washington, D.C.’s CBD, for $123 million. Jamestown purchased both buildings, which are connected with underground parking, from Bentall Kennedy. In partnership with Jamestown, The Madison […]

Holiday for Hope

Armour J. Blackburn Center at  Howard University was full of laughter and cheer this past Sunday. Why? Because the Dreams for Kids National Office hosted their second annual Holiday for Hope, an international event that now brings individuals and groups […]

Joyful Time at Jingle

If there is a definitive moment in the District that officially kicks off the holiday season, it is Georgetown Jingle. Started in 2006 by the Four Seasons Hotel, this silent auction, raffle and family-friendly event brings the spirit of the […]

‘Daddy Warms up with ‘Walker

Have you felt the bite in the air? I sure have. And I was thankful when Urban Daddy and Johnnie Walker hosted a whisky tasting atAgainn, a contemporary British Isles bistro located on 10th and New York Avenue. The entireJohnnie […]

Head OVO Heels

Visually Astounding. Cirque Du Soleil brings their latest traveling show (twenty-one in all) to the Washington National Harbor.  Called OVO, this arthropod-inspired production reveals the beauty of a bug’s life. Blossoming aromatic flowers share the stage with sensual performances, seducing […]


Last Sunday, I was so fortunate to attend the Washington Area Concierge Association‘s annual gala. If there was a group of people who appreciate the hotel lobby, it would be this group. I consider them my people! Passionate about hospitality, attendees […]

Sweet Success!

On Monday, the Mandarin Oriental was transformed into a sugar coated culinary amusement park created by some of our best regional restaurants and catering companies. Executive Chef David Serus from the Ritz Carlton, Chocolatier Katie Musser from CoCo Sala, and Silvan Kramer from Café […]

Chef’s Serve it Up to ‘Friends

On Monday June 15th, I headed over to the Washington Hilton Hotel (quite a lobby), to attend the 20th anniversary of Food & Friends Chefs’ Best Dinner and Auction.  There was a smooth current of attendees, noshing around the silent […]

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