It’s officially spring, so we've rounded up the best luxury hotels in DC offering cherry blossom packages.
InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf (pictured) offers 278 spacious rooms with unrivaled views of the Potomac River, spa-inspired bathrooms, sprawling public spaces designed after the flowing water of the Potomac and of course, its new rooftop pool and bar. This Spring, visitors can enjoy the most of D.C.’s breathtaking cherry blossoms by booking the “The New View of Cherry Blossoms: Weekend Offer”, including accommodations for two in the hotel’s Premier Riverview guest room and a 60-minute Signature Cherry Blossom Softening Body Massage at the new The Wharf Spa by L’Occitane, the first L'Occitane Spa on the East Coast. The Weekend Offer package is valid March 15-April 21, 2019 from Thursday to Sunday with a two-night minimum stay. The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC will be held March 20th to April 14th, 2019.
The St. Regis Washington, D.C. offers a Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea featuring cherry inspired bites and a custom Sakura tea, blended in house and an elaborate Cherry Blossom showpiece will be displayed in the hotel lobby March 12 – April 14. The pastry team has created an impressive Japanese torii with a chocolate cherry blossom tree, adorned with beautiful sugar flowers and surrounded by delicate sayonara dolls.
The Dignitary at Marriott Marquis Washington, DC features a craft cocktail called “The Hanami Manhattan”. This will be on the menu from 17th March through to the end of the Cherry Blossom season. “Hanami” in Japanese means “watching the blossoms”. The Hanami Manhattan will consist of the following ingredients: Nikka Taketsuru Japanese Whisky, Red Vermouth, Cherry Liqueur and Cherry Bitters. It will be accompanied by a Japanese Cherry Mochi and paper origami cherry blossom flowers.
The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C. offers special menus at Degrees Bistro for the months of March and April, featuring items like Cherry Blossom Crepes and Panna Cotta. Head Mixologist, Debbie Jordan has also created two Cherry Blossom Cocktails created with the highest quality ingredients, locally grown herbs and fresh produce inspired by the season. Additionally, every Thursday in the month of March and April from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., the hotel will serve a specialty sushi menu inspired by the Japanese roots of the Cherry Blossoms. Lastly, the hotel's Cherry Blossoms Overnight Package features a Cherry Blossom welcome amenity including a map of Washington, D.C., a bottle of Japanese sake, cherry blossom iced tea and Japanese candy. A complimentary bicycle rental invites guests to explore the historic blooms throughout the city in addition to a $100 hotel credit, daily Georgetown breakfast for two, complimentary wi-fi and valet parking.