The Hotel George, a stylish enclave of glass, stainless
steel, and fossilized coral stone, sits cozily at the
nucleus of Capitol Hill. It draws hipsters, those with
an eye for modern art and anyone wanting to get away from
the cold, anonymous chain suites of which there are so
many in the capital. John Malkovich has rested his creative
head here, so have Alanis Morrisette as well as innumerable
George's 139 rooms and suites have custom-designed furnishings,
comfy beds and everything you could need to connect to
the outside world. Other comforts include plush terry
spa robes, 300 thread-count Egyptian cotton linens, stereo
CD players with nature sounds, twice-daily maid service,
complimentary weekday newspaper delivery, secretarial
and business services, complimentary daily shoeshine and
looms large, over your bed that is.
The hotel's neighboring restaurant, the hip but warm Bistro
Bis, feeds senators, congressman, celebrities, and powerbrokers
with creative interpretations of classic French bistro
fare like house-made saucisson on the outdoor terrace
in warmer months, or rich bouillabaisse by the fireplace
in the winter. You may want to work off some extra calories
at the 24-hour complimentary fitness center, men's and
women's steam rooms or in the Billiard room overlooking
E Street. Or you may have a big meeting ahead of you,
for which there is plenty of space and all the amenities.
What would George himself say if he saw his playful likeness
in a Warholesque print? Well, he'd probably say it's the
sensible thing in a city that can get so serious.
colors and modern art get guests in a playful mood.
out their online specials such as the "Undercover
Washington" and "Romance
on Capitol Hill."