Four Seasons Washington, D.C.
An elegant icon of the D.C. hotel scene, the Four Seasons straddles the line between Georgetown and Foggy Bottom. Perched at the top of Pennsylvania Avenue (yes, same as the President) this luxury retreat has one foot firmly planted in refined Georgetown society while the other flirts with Foggy Bottom’s power-playing politicos. Long the pied-à-terre of choice for visiting dignitaries and magnates alike, the hotel does classic, five-star luxury like few others—this is the Four Seasons, after all—with anything-you-want service, a spa and fitness with a two-lane saline pool and jacuzzi. There’s also the kind of wood-paneled steakhouse where back-channel deals are struck, and a private art collection worthy of any socialite’s Georgetown townhouse. The presidential suites guarantee plenty of VIP treatment, but even plebeians feel like royalty (or, at least, special advisors) in the rooms outfitted with custom wood furniture, heavy drapes, and views of the Potomac and the monuments. All you need now is a security detail.
By Kate Thorman, AFAR Contributor
2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA