The Willard InterContinental, Washington DC
The Willard InterContinental is located in the heart of the nation's capital on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House, the Smithsonian museums, and the downtown business and theatre districts. The Willard epitomizes world-class hospitality as the hotel of choice for heads of state and leaders of the world's business, cultural, social, and political elite.
The hotel's 335 well appointed guestrooms include 41 elegant suites. Dining options include the popular French bistro Café du Parc with seasonal outdoor seating, the Occidental Grill & Seafood, traditional Afternoon Tea in Peacock Alley, and the classic Round Robin Bar. The luxurious Red Door Spa offers a wide array of pampering treatments. The classic Willard InterContinental combines heritage and luxury with contemporary comfort and the latest technology.
An American institution, the Willard has hosted nearly every U.S. president since 1853. It was at the Willard that Julia Ward Howe wrote The Battle Hymn of the Republic, where President Ulysses S. Grant popularized the term “Lobbyist,” and where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King finished his renowned "I Have a Dream" speech.
Original Property Opened: 1901
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Historic Hotels of America toll-free reservations number (800) 678-8946
Industry & Upheaval, 1849 ~ 1859
The Willard InterContinental is located in the heart of the nation's capital on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House, the Smithsonian museums, and the downtown business and theatre districts.
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