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Zen, not Xanax, at Hotel Madera in Washington, DC

April 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – With its tranquil Japanese cherry trees and lush National Mall, Washington, DC may appear to outsiders as a serene, stately capital where the calm natural landscape complements the composed implementation of the nation’s business. Of course, as we all know, bubbling barely below the surface is an… (more)
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Signed, Sealed, Delivered at Hotel Monaco Washington DC

March 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – In an age of online bill pay and Facebook Messenger, there’s something kind of romantic about heading to the post office to send an actual letter. Post offices remind us of a slower world in which missives written in longhand wended their way to recipients over… (more)
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Spiral Into the Hip Hotel Helix in Washington, DC

December 2, 2013

Washington, DC, US – Close your eyes and try to imagine a place where geometry and art combine seamlessly. Were it to exist, this modish (not to be confused with modest) spot would likely resemble the quirky Hotel Helix at the heart of DC’s trendy Logan Circle neighborhood. The glam… (more)
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Capitalize on Culture at the W in Washington, DC

November 30, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, US – When we were in elementary school, the cheesiest joke in the playground was, “What’s the capital of our nation’s capital”? The punch line, of course, was “W,” and the joke, an unimpressive and unamusing crack at wordplay. Those playground jokesters’ attempted wit, however, may have been… (more)
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Enjoy a Clandestine Affair at Donovan House in Washington, DC

November 2, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, US – If JFK and Marilyn Monroe were planning a covert rendezvous in 2013, we know right where they’d hole up. Opened in 2012, Donovan House is a nouveau icon of Logan Circle and is one of Washington, DC’s newest boutique hotels. It’s also the city’s sexiest hideaway—perfect… (more)
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Fit for a President at The Fairfax at Embassy Row in Washington, DC

October 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, US – If George Washington, John Adams, and James Madison were alive and hotel-hopping today—or even just looking for a change of scenery from the White House—we’ve no doubt they’d go nuts for The Fairfax in Washington, DC. The 85-year-old hotel, located steps from Embassy Row, is as… (more)
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Tempting Tuesday: Stay at the W Washington D.C. for Less

August 6, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – It’s that time of year again: this week marks one of the few weeks left of summer vacation. Though school may be just around the corner, we know you’re still itching to soak in every last second of this beautiful, sun-filled weather. And lucky for you,… (more)
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Tempting Tuesday: Spend an Extra Day in the Nation’s Capital

July 30, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – From historic monuments to free museums to art galleries, America’s capital city is home to an endless montage of bustling sights and opulent architecture. In recent years, this play-it-safe city has shed its conservative roots in favor of trendy boutiques, hotspot bars, and swanky hotels. And… (more)
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Tempting Tuesday: Sneak into Savings at DC’s Hotel George

July 16, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Our nation’s capital: a breeding ground for politicos and boundless history opportunities. Those who meander along these streets get an exclusive look at DC’s playground, copiously filled with free museums, powerful memorials, and stylish venues. And in honor of our recently launched DC guide, we’ve snagged… (more)
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Introducing: Washington, DC – Capital Chic

June 25, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – The Purple Passport has gone to Washington! No, we haven’t been tapped to serve as a congresswoman or ambassador (though we’d of course be honored…). We’ve simply launched the latest addition to our growing collection of online guides: our Guide to Washington, DC! The guide is arriving… (more)