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    MANDARIN ORIENTAL, WASHINGTON DC

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    Classic Luxury

    Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC

    1330 Maryland Ave., SW (Southwest)

    Washington, DC

    (1) 202-554-8588 | www.mandarinoriental.com/washington

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    • FOOD

      Cityzen - hotspot, James Beard award-winning chef Eric Ziebold; Sou'Wester - American cuisine, waterfront views; Empress Lounge - afternoon tea, cocktails, light fare; room service until 1:00am
    • DRINK

      Empress Lounge - lobby lounge; CityZen lounge - exotic cocktails, stylish
    • ROOMS

      Spacious; classic design with Asian touches; huge windows with views; modern baths
    • PRICE (STANDARD DOUBLE)

      USD 535
    • YEAR OPENED

      2004
    • # OF ROOMS

      400
    • CONNECTIVITY

      Yes - Wi-Fi available
    • FREE INTERNET?

      No
    • GYM

      Yes - state-of-the-art fitness center
    • SPA

      Yes - full-service spa, including heated lap pool
    • METRO

      Smithsonian
    Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC 29
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    VIBE

    What could be more fitting for this elegant, East-meets-West luxury hotel than stunning views of the historic Japanese cherry trees along Washington’s Tidal Basin? (Answer: nada. The Mandarin Oriental once again gets practically everything just right.) Given the swell views, this is definitely the place to be when the cherry trees burst into bloom each spring, but, what with the pamper-you-silly spa, the top-notch dining at CityZen, the swanky facilities, and the power scene crowd, it’s not like we need an excuse to come at other times of the year, either. The facilities are flawless if a tad on the bland side, but a lovely outdoor garden and patio and a gallery exhibiting pieces from the Smithsonian help to add a bit of character. Small wonder everyone from Beyoncé to a British prime minister has crashed here.

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    Significant other; friends; family; colleagues; yourself

    WHY WE LIKE IT

    Besides the classic Mandarin Oriental perks that we always swoon for (flawless service, a divine spa, a hotspot lounge and restaurant, well-appointed rooms), we love the Tidal Basin views (from the lobby and some rooms).

    AMENITY WE LOVE

    The spa. It’s unquestionably one of the most luxurious in town, although it isn’t quite up to the exquisite standards of other Mandarin Orientals.

    WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE

    Dining and nightlife-wise, the location is solidly “meh.” You either have to drink/dine on site or take a taxi ride to another part of town as the hotel is in a sort-of no man’s land. Also, for a hotel of this caliber, they should really have a 24-hour concierge.

    GOOD TO KNOW

    If you book a suite, you get complimentary access to the private ninth floor Tai Pan Club (otherwise it’s USD 100 to get in), with its daily European breakfast and cocktail reception, all-day snacks, work stations, and private check-in and check-out facilities, among other services. Meeting space and a business center available. Valet parking is available for USD 49/night. The concierge is available Monday-Friday from 7:00am-11:00pm and Saturday-Sunday from 8:00am-11:00pm. Complimentary drop-off service in the house car (usually a Mercedes) is available.

    CLOSEST COMPS

    Mandarin Oriental, New York (New York); Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park (London); Park Hyatt Washington (Washington, DC)

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