The American city of Washington, DC is all set to celebrate springtime with festivals, exhibitions, sports events and outdoor activities. Alongside, renowned hospitality brands such as Conrad, Hilton, Hamilton and W hotels are looking forward to strengthen foot in the vibrant city.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20-April 14) celebrates 107 years of the gift of trees from Tokyo to Washington, DC. Other landmark seasonal experiences include an exhibition of interactive digital art; East Regional NCAA men’s basketball tournament games; the reopening of the International Spy Museum at L’Enfant Plaza and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Fossil Hall.
“Discover the real DC. Our citywide events calendar, mild temperatures and blooming trees and gardens are natural invitations to explore our neighbourhoods this spring,” said Elliott L. Ferguson, II, President and CEO of DDC. “Travel the world during Passport DC, bike by landmarks on car-free streets, dine in a restaurant with Michelin stars and catch exhibitions about powerful women.”
Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, Hilton’s luxurious 360-room Conrad Washington, DC opens in March at CityCenter DC. Styled by Rottet Studios, the property will house Estuary, a Chesapeake-inspired restaurant from Bryan and Michael Voltaggio.
The resort-style Hilton Washington DC National Mall brings 367 rooms and suites and heated rooftop pool to L’Enfant Plaza, near the new International Spy Museum, in April.
An art deco gem, the 318-room Hamilton Hotel refreshes rooms, lobby and restaurant, and timed to coincide with the Newseum’s Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBT Movement exhibit, a 12-floor suite designed by actor and activist Alan Cummings.
In the late spring, W Washington DC reopens after a $50M top-to-bottom renovation.