The Jefferson hotel has long been known as Washington, D.C.’s most discerning hotel, catering to the world’s elite travelers. It enjoys one of the city’s most prestigious and strategic locations, at the corner of 16th and M Streets – just four blocks from the White House and within a short walk of the Smithsonian museums, national monuments and various embassies. It is convenient to the dining, shops and nightlife of Georgetown and Penn Quarter, as well as the Washington, D.C. downtown business district and Dupont Circle.
The European ambience of The Jefferson’s 99 guest room and Washington, D.C. hotel suite accommodations evokes Thomas Jefferson’s cherished years in Paris while an extraordinary attention to detail conveys the sense that one is staying in a private home. These two influences blend seamlessly in the hotel’s spacious suites, where marble-tiled entryways lead to gracious parlors furnished in the style of a Parisian salon, with velvet couches and whitewashed writing desks perfectly placed on parquet flooring under beautifully hand-crafted chandeliers.
Since its August 2009 reopening following a two-year transformation, The Jefferson, Washington, DC has enjoyed the spotlight – its extraordinary service, fine dining, exquisite hotel suites and thoughtful amenities regularly heralded by leading travel authorities and experts. More than just a feather in The Jefferson’s cap, recent accolades include – among others – being named to Condé Nast Traveler’s enviable 2010 “Hot List” of best new hotels in the world, Travel and Leisure’s 2010 “World’s Best Awards”, The Robb Report’s “Best of the Best” issue, and a place in Elite Traveler’s “Washington, D.C.’s Best Suites” issue. And Plume, the hotel’s signature restaurant, has earned the highest Zagat rating of any Washington, DC restaurant for 2010 with a score of 26 for Food, 29 for Decor, and 29 for Service.
As of January 1, 2010, The Jefferson, Washington, DC has gained acceptance into the prestigious ranks of the Relais & Châteaux luxury hotel collection. The hotel has the added distinction of being the first Relais & Châteaux hotel inWashington,D.C. in the 55-year history of the organization.
Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of 480 of the finest luxury hotels and gourmet restaurants in 55 countries. Established in France in 1954, the association accepts only the most outstanding properties with truly unique character. The Jefferson joins the Inn at Little Washington in creating a new Route du Bonheur from downtown Washington, D.C. to the picturesque Shenandoah Valley.