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EDITOR'S NOTE: This establishment has become The George, A Kimpton Hotel. Some facilities and amenities may have changed.

The Hotel George
15 E St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 800-576-8331, 202-347-4200
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By George: A Stylish Breath of Air

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 politicos.

The 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 valet parking.

George 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.

Bold colors and modern art get guests in a playful mood.

Check out their online specials such as the "Undercover Washington" and "Romance on Capitol Hill."


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