When I lived in DC, one of the favorite places just to chill out after work was the Renaissance Mayflower hotel. It has a great lounge, with classic leather chairs, wood paneled walls and bartenders in little white jackets and black bow ties.
(It doesn't hurt they make an awesome martini and had a happy hour buffet with delicious pastas and fresh crudites. Free.)
It always felt special waltzing into the hotel, greeted by the helpful doorman, dressed perfectly in the long coat with the gold piping, into the lobby covered in marble, wood and glass. For years, I had never been into a guest room. And then when my family came to visit, a competitive rate was found at the Mayflower so we booked the room.
The guest room, although cozy, was what one would expect in a Historic Renaissance: Clean, both in appearance and scent, with marble and chrome in the bath and sterile bedding, opulent window coverings and simple, elegant fixtures with soft lighting.
The Mayflower has been located in the heart of Downtown DC since 1925; it was even labeled the city's "Second Best Address" by President Harry Truman. That could almost be true because of its nearness to hip 'hoods like Dupont Circle and Georgetown. Not to mention its close proximity to the Smithsonian, The White House and several other area attractions.
Learn more about meeting at the Renaissance Mayflower by going to the Cvent Supplier Network.