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  1. The Jefferson Book Club Has Arrived!

    It's the Year of the Author at The Jefferson, DC and in conjunction with our year-long series of paying homage to some of the greats at our hotel, we are excited to announce our new Jefferson Book Club. 

    Each month, we will post discussion questions on the blog and on our Facebook page to encourage readers of all ages to get involved.

    Throughout the month of February, we've been reading the classic, Roots, by Alex Haley. Roots tells the story of Kunta Kinte who was kidnapped in Gambia in 1767 and transported to the Province of Maryland to be sold into slavery. This work eventually became a popular series on TV and Haley was presented with the Pulitzer Prize in 1977.

    Once Roots had been published, there was a spark of controversy as Haley claimed to be a seventh-generation descendant of Kunta Kinte, while others disputed the fact. 

    To this day, while the accuracy of Haley's claims may still be in question there is no denying that Roots is a classic tale. 

    Our question for the month is: Does reading Roots give you a greater sense of connection to or curiosity about your own family's background? 

    We want you to share your story and your thoughts with us! Feel free to post on the blog or on our Facebook page using #jeffersonbookclub. 

    Happy Reading!

  2. The Jefferson, DC Blog is Back!

    We had taken some time off from our blog, but we're back and ready to keep you up to date with all the special offers and programs that are going on at The Jefferson, DC.

    We're So Over Winter!

    We don't know about you but we are so over the snow and slush so we want you all to curl up by the fire at The Jefferson whether it's for a weekend getaway or a mid week vacation!

    Did you know that all reservations at The Jefferson inlcude: 

    • Complimentary wifi in all guest rooms
    • Complimentary phone calls worldwide
    • Complimentary filtered water in all guest rooms

    View amenities at The Jefferson, DC

    Book by/stay by February 28, 2014.

    For more information on this special offer or to view other offers, please visit us!

    The Year of the Author

    We are celebrating The Year of the Author throughout the hotel. From specialty cocktails in Quill to works by each month's featured author in the Book Room, it's a real page turner at The Jefferson!

    This month, our featured author is Alex Haley. Roots by Alex Haley tells the story of Kunta Kinte who was kidnapped in the Gambia in 1767 and transported to the Province of Maryland to be sold into slavery. This work eventually became a popular series on TV and Haley was presented with the Pulitzer Prize in 1977. Quill’s Alex Haley Cocktail features Applejack brandy from one of America’s oldest family distilleries. 

    Check back on the blog for our newest feature, our Jefferson Book Club where we'll post questions about each author and some of their most famous works!

    So the weather outside may still be frightful but at The Jefferson, DC we're ready for it! 

  3. We Need Your SupPAWort!

    Did you know that The Jefferson is one of the most dog friendly hotels in Washington, DC? We love our four legged guests almost as much as we love our two legged ones!

    As part of our ongoing partnership with The Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW), we are excited to announce our “Paw Prints at The Jefferson” raffle!! The winner of this exclusive raffle (only 100 tickets will be sold) will receive the following:

    • An overnight stay for two in our Canine Suite (four legged friends are welcome)
    • Dinner for two in the five-star rated Plume
    • Breakfast for two in Greenhouse

    Cost to purchase a raffle ticket is $50 per ticket. To purchase, please email The drawing will be held on February 3, 2014 at The Jefferson at 6:00pm. All ticket holders are welcome!

    All of the proceeds from this raffle will go towards PAW. PAW is a non-profit group of volunteers chartered to facilitate the rescue and adoption of homeless domestic animals, mainly dogs and cats, and place them in loving and stable homes. Adoption shows are held in the suburban Maryland area several times a month. To learn more about PAW and how to adopt, please visit

    Good luck everyone!!

  4. Things To Do In DC This Weekend

    The presents have all been opened and there’s not a sugar cookie left in the kitchen, now what do you do with your family? The Jefferson, Washington, DC has your answer. Here are some of the events and attractions going on in Washington, DC this weekend.

    Last Chance to Visit the National Christmas Tree

    Since 1923, the US has held the tradition of lighting a National Christmas Tree in Washington, DC. Open through Jan 1, 2014, on the ellipse near the White House, this is a great night activity for the whole family. Seasonal displays include a Yule log, a large-scale model train and a Christmas manger.

    Choo Choo on Capitol Hill

    Located at the foot of the U.S. Capitol through the month of December at the U.S. Botanical Gardens, see the outdoor train garden, enter the Conservatory and enjoy a colorful display of poinsettias and other winter-blooming tropical plants, and the National Mall in miniature, a replica created with natural plant materials.

    Have a Historic Holiday

    Learn about the Christmas traditions of George Washington and his family, at Mount Vernon, located just outside of Washington, DC in Virginia. Guests can tour the grounds, meet historic characters and even take a candlelight tour of the estate.

    Whatever your plans between now and 2014, we hope you get a chance to check out all that Washington, DC has to offer!

  5. It’s A Holiday Office Throwdown at The Jefferson, Washington, DC

    We love the holidays in Washington, DC. We love welcoming our guests to our hotel as they join friends and family in our nation’s capital, we love hosting holiday parties in our cozy book room or private cellar and most of all, we love a good office holiday throwdown!

    The offices at The Jefferson need your help in voting for the best holiday door! Each department has been tasked with decorating their office door and we want to know what you think!

    ROUND 1- Front Office vs. Reservations

    ROUND 2- Housekeeping vs. Food & Beverage

    ROUND 3- Kitchen vs. Executive Office

    ROUND 4- Human Resources vs. Engineering

    (fully committed to winning, Engineering actually painted their door!)

    We hope that you all enjoy viewing our doors as much as we enjoyed decorating them with our respective departments!

    The happiest of holidays from The Jefferson, Washington, DC!

  6. A Sneak Peek At 2014 at The Jefferson, DC

    With Christmas and New Year’s Eve right around the corner, The Jefferson, Washington, DC is already thinking about the new year! We wanted to share with you a sneak peek into what we’re working on for 2014.

    We are so excited to announce that 2014 The Year of the Author will premier throughout the hotel in a year-long series that will feature a different author each month. Our author series begins with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, which coincides with the release of the latest movie version. Pop into Quill for the Mary Shelley cocktail featuring Gin, Ginger Liqueur, Chartreuse, Honey and Pear and topped off with a spooky dry ice and includes a cocktail napkin inscribed with a quote from the first gothic horror novel [“I’m a creature of fine sensations”].

    Feel like curling up with your cocktail and reading this tale of creation and revenge? Each month, our featured book will be available to borrow in our Book Room, adjacent to Quill. Jefferson, whose personal library forms the core collection of the Library of Congress across town, would certainly relish in the “novel” idea of consuming an intellectually inspired cocktail.

    Check back on our blog and on our Facebook page for more information on the Year of the Author and read up on Frankenstein so you can add to the conversation in our new Jefferson Book Club that will begin in January.

    2014 can’t come soon enough!

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