Take It To The Top: Travel + Leisure Magazine Names The Jefferson Top DC Hotel and Top 5 Business Hotel in the World

In a city such as Washington, DC, brimming with extraordinary hotels accustomed to welcoming diplomats and dignitaries from across the world, it is an exceptional honor that through a readership poll of dedicated subscribers, The Jefferson, Washington, DC has been selected by Travel + Leisure Magazineas the Number 1 Hotel in Washington DC in the magazine’s annual “T+L World’s Best Awards” in the January 2012 issue. It recently celebrated another triumphant accolade, as one of the“Top Five City Hotels for Business” in the world this December 2011. The Jefferson Washington, DC started its journey to the top in August 2011 when it was recognized as one of the “Top 10 Small City Hotels in the U.S./Canada” by the prestigious publication,Travel + Leisure Magazine.

The historic Relais & Châteaux hotel, a handsome Beaux Arts gem, was designed by Jules Henri de Sibour in 1923 and for nearly half a century, The Jefferson was known as Washington’s most elegant hotel, attracting a steady stream of distinguished guests from celebrities to diplomats, from Vivien Leigh to Leonard Bernstein. In 2007, The Jefferson closed its doors in order to undergo a massive transformation that would seamlessly blend The Jefferson’s past with modern amenities and technology.

A gracious and keen attention to detail throughout the renovation allows all aspects of The Jefferson to shine: from the stunning historic skylight uncovered during the renovation process after being hidden since World War II which now highlights the entrance to Plume’s dining room; to custom designed toile window treatments depicting scenes and blueprints from Monticello, the famous home of the hotel’s namesake, Thomas Jefferson; all the way down to the tufted stools provided in Plume for ladies to place their handbags on, every detail at The Jefferson has been specially chosen to cultivate a remarkable experience uniquely suited for the Nation’s capital city.

Nearly two and a half years since reopening, The Jefferson, Washington, DC is once again at the top of its game, catering to both the Washington and worldwide elite with the highest standards of excellence in hospitality.

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