Washington DC’s story

Washington DC, the US capital, is home to a number of famous landmarks including the White House, Capitol Building and the Washington Monument.

Due to the recent US Presidential Inauguration and cinematic release of the new Jackie film, Washington DC has become one of the most talked about cities of the year so far. Beyond the politics however, there is a plethora of dining experiences, events and attractions available to those travelling to the capital city.

Furthermore, 17 Hilton hotels within Washington DC and the surrounding areas are offering a special Capital Coolcation package for guests with rates as low as $119 (approximately £95) per night.

 

Gourmet Tastes

Visitors will have access to an array of culinary delights in DC, which has the highest number of farmer’s markets per capita than any other US city, and is also home to 12 Michelin Star restaurants including Minibar, Kinship and Pineapple & Pearls. Travellers can stay at the Embassy Suites in Georgetown, DC’s “foodie” neighbourhood with over 140 restaurants to choose from.

 

Mild Rumbles

The exciting attractions to visit in the area include: The National Zoo, 16 Smithsonian Museums and Shakespeare Theatre, so guests staying at Hilton hotels in the area will find plenty to amuse themselves.

For social media fanatics, DC boasts a number of cool places that truly make the city and its surrounding neighbourhoods ‘insta-worthy,’ including: the striking bridge at Yards Park, Blind Whino’s playful mural, the classic cobblestone streets and shops of King Street and Meridian Hill Park’s cascading fountains.

 

Thirsty Work

There is no shortage of drinking establishments in Washington DC and the destination’s bar options range from the Bavarian-style beer hall Biergarten Haus, to the ultimate spot for whisky lovers, Boundary Stone.

Whether guests prefer non-alcoholic hot drinks or quirky cocktails, the Capital Coolcation package at the participating Hilton properties in town caters to all types of visitors. The package provides guests with unlimited coffee and hot chocolate as well as two specially-crafted cocktails including: The Party Animal at Washington Hilton and The District Manhattan at Capital Hilton.

 

Splurge

For those wanting to treat themselves during their trip, visitors can explore the designer haven that is City Center DC, which features a range of luxury stores including Burberry, Gucci, Hermes and Louis Vuitton. Hilton can arrange a car service to take guests shopping.

Following a successful shopping trip, visitors can indulge in the ultimate decadent dining experience at the two Michelin-starred restaurant Mini Bar by José Andrés. The creations combine art and science, as well as tradition and technique, to deliver an imaginative and bespoke tasting menu. The Mini Bar offers avant-garde dining for just 12 guests.

To complete a luxurious break, guests of Washington Hilton can stay in a private Presidential Suite. Well-appointed for entertaining guests, this suite features a stylish and functional kitchenette, living room with an advanced media entertainment centre and a guest room which includes a separate seating area.

Capital Coolcation guests can also couple their stays with the Park & Stay Package, offering more savings on daily parking at participating Hilton properties. For more information and to book Capital Coolcation at participating hotels, please visit www.capitalcoolcation.com.