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  1. Get This Guy on Your Radar

    Get this Pup on Your Radar!

    Monti here! Hope everyone is getting ready for peak bloom of the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC and have made their reservations to come and visit me at The Jefferson this spring! I wanted to introduce you to yet another friend of mine that is looking for their furever home.

    Radar came to PAW Rescue from a very bad hoarding situation in WV. So many dogs at once just swamped the local shelter, so an SOS went out to rescues and PAW responded; Radar was the obvious choice, with those enormous ears and short legs - you have to smile when you see him.

    Despite his difficult beginnings, Radar is Mr Personality! He loves people of all ages, loves attention, and loves other dogs. (He may even be OK with cats as well). Radar greets everyone like a long-lost friend, will hop into your lap given the slightest invitation, and while there are people to meet and new things to explore, his tail never stops wagging.

    Radar is such a super-social guy that we would love him to go to home where there is another friendly dog to play with or where he won't be completely alone for long hours.

    If you are interested in meeting Radar, or for more information about him or any of the other wonderful PAW dogs, contact us at

    Also, a reminder that my friends at The Jefferson are once again holding their annual PAW Prints at The Jefferson raffle and are currently selling tickets! They are $25 each and the drawing will be on Monday, April 25th at 6:00pm at The Jefferson and all ticket holders are invited to attend. Prizes include overnight stays at the Fairmont, the Mandarin Oriental, The Jefferson in both DC AND Richmond, VA, The Hay Adams, dinner at Westend Bistro in the Ritz Carlton and tickets to the Wolly Mammoth theatre!  To purchase tickets, just email and they’ll be able to help you out!

    Have a great weekend, everyone!

  2. Beautiful Blossoms Package

    It’s March in DC...everyone get ready, the Cherry Blossoms are coming! These annual blossoms might have teased us, making a brief appearance in December, but March 20th marks the official start of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. We hope you’ll join us this year as we welcome this annual DC treasure!

    Our Beautiful Blossoms package is available between now and May 31, 2016, and includes:

    • Deluxe overnight accommodations
    • Continental Breakfast for two either in Greenhouse or in-room
    • Two Cherry Blossom cocktails in Quill
    • Coffee Table book keepsake from National Geographic; Cherry Blossoms: The Official Book of the National Cherry Blossom Festival (one per room)

    Rate is based upon availability and some blackout dates may apply.

    To book your Cherry Blossom experience in Washington, DC, please call 202.448.2300, email, or book online.

  3. Portofino in Plume is Around the Corner!

    Our Portofino Week in Plume is Coming Up!

    It’s almost March and here at The Jefferson, that means one thing: the Italians are coming to Plume!

    We hope you’ll be able to join us March 1-5th in Plume for the unique opportunity to try this limited time menu from Executive Chef Roberto Villa from the Belmond Splendido Mare in picturesque Portofino, Italy.

    Chef Villa will be preparing some of his signature dishes in our fine dining restaurant which includes: Guazzetto di Polipetti in Umido con Pomodorini (Stewed Baby Octopus with Cherry Tomatoes) and Brodetto Classico del Tigullio con Triglie di Scoglio (Traditional Ligurian Rock Fish Soup with Red Mullet Fillets) and an olive oil tasting, done tableside.

    The wines for this menu will be provided by the Family-owned Marchesi Antinori; one of the most famous houses in Italian wine.




    Reservations for this exclusive tasting menu are available on OpenTable and the menu can be viewed on our website. For more information, please call us at 202.448.2300.We hope to see you in March!

  4. Tailored Weekends at The Jefferson

    Our Tailored Weekend is Almost Here!

     Have you ever seen a very well dressed man or woman and thought…that outfit looks like it was made just for them.

    Chances are, it probably was. And now, you can have the same!

    In an exclusive partnership with one of the first female tailor’s on Britain’s Savile Row, the most prestigious address for bespoke tailoring, The Jefferson has partnered with Kathryn Sargent to create a weekend experience tailored to you.

    Book one of our signature deluxe suites for $715 per night and receive a personalized consultation with Kathryn Sargent in the comfort of your suite. Sip on a wine specifically selected to reflect the themed décor of your suite by Plume’s Wine Director while Kathryn works with you to customize your wardrobe.

    Our first tailored weekend is coming up at the end of the month and will take place February 25 - 28, 2016 

    Looking for other ways to customize your weekend in Washington, DC? Click here for some of our more exclusive add-ons to your tailored weekend.

    Can’t make it that weekend? Kathryn will also be on property June 17 – 19 and November 18 - 20, 2016

    To learn more about your tailored weekend in Washington, DC, please contact our reservations department by calling 202.448.2300 or email

    Based upon availability. Must book one week in advance. Must stay between February 25 -28, June 17 – 19 or November 18 - 20, 2016.

  5. A Taste of Portofino in Plume!

    What. A. Week. We hope everyone has been able to dig themselves out of this #snowzilla mess!

    We all wish we could be in Portofino, Italy right about now, enjoying a meal while overlooking the water, but since that's not a reality, we thought we'd bring you the next best thing!

    Join us in Plume from March 1 – 5, 2016 as we welcome Executive Chef Roberto Villa from the Belmond Splendido Mare in picturesque Portofino, Italy for an Italian prix fixe menu featuring Chef Villa’s signature dishes.

    Indulge in iGuazzetto di Polipetti in Umido con Pomodorini (Stewed Baby Octopus with Cherry Tomatoes) and Brodetto Classico del Tigullio con Triglie di Scoglio (Traditional Ligurian Rock Fish Soup with Red Mullet Fillets) and enjoy an olive oil tasting, done tableside.

    To make a reservation and to learn more, please visit our website!

  6. Our Month of Romance Returns!

    It’s never too early to start thinking about Valentine’s Day and how to “wow” your significant other. From dinner in Plume to a cozy weekend in Washington, DC, The Jefferson’s got you covered.

    Wine & Dine

    A night of romance awaits at Plume! Indulge in our Valentine’s Day menu prepared by our Executive Chef Ralf Schlegel. The evening will feature a multi-course meal with dishes that include Seared Diver Scallop and Elysian Field Lamb Loin. End your meal with something sweet from Pastry Chef Fabrice Leray with the Love Apple dessert, made with Salted Caramel Pain de Genes, Lemon Verbena Cremeux, and Green Apple Compote.

    Plume will be open for this special Sunday service on February 14, 2016. Cost is $155 per person, $255 per person with Wine Pairing. Tax, gratuity and valet parking are not included.

    To make a reservation, please call 202.448.2300 or book online.

    A Weekend Built for Two

    Sometimes a weekend getaway isn’t enough; so we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day all month long! Winter in Washington, DC is the perfect time to get cozy at The Jefferson with our month of romance offer. Whether you curl up with a hand-crafted cocktail in Quill, or dine by the fire at the Forbes five-star rated Plume, we promise to keep you and your Valentine warm during your visit to DC!

    Book this offer between now and February 21, 2016 and receive a night cap for two and a sweet treat, made by our Pastry Chef.

    Book by February 21, stay between January 23 – February 21, 2016. Offer is based upon availability, some blackout dates may apply. 

    For more information, please email or call 202.448.2300

    To view all of our current special offers, please visit us and we hope to see you all at The Jefferson!

  7. Meet Kay!

    Hi everyone, it’s me, Monti, the Executive Canine Officer of The Jefferson! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Since this is the hotel’s first blog of the new year, they asked if I would introduce you to a friend of mine. Let’s make this  the year ALL of my friends at PAW Rescue get their fur-ever home! (the hotel told me I was allowed to make jokes).

    Blogosphere, meet Kay. Kay, meet the blogosphere!

    Kay was surrendered to a local shelter because her previous family had no time for her, which in my mind, happens WAY  too often.  She hasn’t been at PAW for long, so they are just getting to know her but they do know that she is young, very energetic, and very affectionate.

    Kay, like any 2 year old will need some help with training and learning some basic doggie manners, but she promises to be a wonderful companion for an active family.

    If you are a family in Washington, DC and you are looking to adopt this year, I hope you’ll take a moment to meet Kay at any of the PAW dog adoption events in Maryland as that is where they are based.  To learn more about Kay or any of the other dogs up for adoption, please email my old family at PAW

    Let’s make this year the year of #adoptdontshop!

    While we’re at it, can we also make this the year that I get all the bacon I want? No? Ok, just thought I’d ask.

    Have a wonderful January everyone!

  8. Winter Wedding Wonderland

    Here at The Jefferson, we feel there is something so elegant, classic and intimate about winter weddings in Washington, DC. The holiday decorations throughout the hotel add a touch of magic to any setting, and we love how the spirit of the holidays are woven through the hotel.

    Our Catering & Conference Services team’s forte is creating unique and personalized ceremonies and receptions tailored to each and every couple. We were able to sit down once again with Meagan Stroud, Catering & Conference Services Manager, to chat about another wedding trend our team is loving right now.


    What is your favorite wedding trend of the moment?
    MS: Floral runners!

    What makes them so great?
    MS: With winter approaching us, it’s a great way to bring the feeling of a garden wedding indoors and add a lot of life and color to the table.

    How would you recommend creating a runner?
    MS: There are two different ways to create a runner that I’ve seen work really well. You can alternate large rectangular vases and small square vases down the center of the table, to create a runner look that’s simple and quick to assemble on the table. You can also have fewer rectangular arrangements with more space between them and add large leaves or other greenery to connect them together. It’s important to work with your florist and catering manager to order the right length for your table size. Both styles look great with a lot of small candles on either side of the runner.

    We agree with Meagan, this is a wonderful way to incorporate the ambiance of a garden wedding into your winter nuptials! For more information on planning your wedding or private event at The Jefferson please contact Meagan Stroud at 202-448-3253, or MJ Carbone at 202-448-3259.

  9. Happy Holidays from Lord Monticello

    Hi all, Monti here! Before I head down to Tennessee for the holidays, I wanted to take one last opportunity for a 2015 blog takeover. My passion in life (aside from lounging around boutique luxury hotels), is to give back to the wonderful organization that found me my home at The Jefferson, PAW Rescue!

     Meet Monti

    The holidays are all about giving, and you have the opportunity to give the gift of a loving home to a pup from PAW. On that note, I would like to introduce you to one of my good pals, Bam Bam!


    The folks at PAW tell me that Bam Bam is just charming, and everyone who meets him falls in love with him immediately. He is house-trained, very smart and quick to learn! Bam Bam would also benefit and enjoy obedience training as it would give him an activity that allows him to exercise his brain, and help control his energy.

    If you are interested in meeting Bam Bam or for more information about him or any of the other wonderful PAW dogs, please email

    If you aren’t quite ready for a furry friend, but are looking for a way to support PAW Rescue we invite you to join us in Quill for our Lord Monti Cocktail (great name, I know). One dollar from every Lord Monti cocktail sold will be donated to Paw Rescue! This delicious drink is made with Dewars Scotch, Chocolate Maple Spiced Syrup, Averna, Egg Whites and Chocolate Bitters.

    Whichever way you choose to give back, I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and look forward to catching up when I return in the New Year!

  10. Our Annual Jefferson Gift Guide is Here!

    Our halls have been decked in true Jefferson fashion, and our culinary team is prepping for festive feasts. The holidays are officially upon us! Don’t wait until the eleventh hour, our annual holiday gift guide has something for everyone!

    For the Fashion Enthusiast

    No bow tie collection is complete without our signature Jefferson bow tie! Designed specifically for the hotel, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of our bow ties goes to Tie The Knot, a stylish organization founded by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita to advocate for the civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans throughout the United States and beyond. Our tie features our iconic plume used by founding father Thomas Jefferson and is available for purchase at the hotel for $30. To order, please call 202.448.2300.

    For Someone Who Deserves to Be Pampered


    We all know someone who deserves to be pampered, and there is no better time than the holidays to show them how much you care! Book a room this season at The Jefferson with our Taste of the Holidays offer between now and January 2, 2016 and receive a $50 food and beverage credit that can be used throughout the hotel. Indulge in Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or New Years Eve at the Forbes five-star rated Plume, cheers to the New Year in Quill or recover from all of the revelry with brunch in Greenhouse.

    For the Person Who Has Everything

    There is always that one person on your list who is difficult to shop for. Whether they already have everything they need or just have very particular taste, a Jefferson gift card is sure to please even the hardest person to shop for. A gift card with a value of your choosing can be used in any outlet at the hotel. The recipient can use it to book a room, dine in Plume, grab a drink in Quill or relax in our Petite Spa. For more information, please call 202.448.2300.

    We hope this guide will help cross a few names off your list, and wish you a wonderful holiday season!

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