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  1. It’s Mother’s Day in Washington, DC

    This weekend we’ll be celebrating all things mom. Still haven’t made plans for Mother’s Day  weekend? Here are some great options of things to do in Washington, DC.

    2016 Funk Parade

    May 7th, 4 pm - The Funk Parade celebrates the U Street neighborhood and the music and arts scene in D.C. Learn more about the celebration at

    Cruise the Potomac


    Show mom the view of the Potomac with a relaxing trip the whole family can take! Cruise available on the Spirit of Washington, for Brunch and Dinner and can be booked here.

     A Relaxing Spa Treatment at The Petite Spa

    The Petite Spa is the perfect place for a day of relaxation! Purchase a gift certificate for mom for any of our signature red flower treatments and receive a complimentary red flower travel candle.

    Visit us to learn more about spa offers and treatments!

    Share a Drink at Quill Bar & Lounge


    May’s signature First Lady Cocktail, Mary Todd Julip, is inspired by the Kentucky upper class & the Kentucky Derby! A delightful mix of Woodford reserve bourbon, blueberry ginger syrup, mint, crushed ice garnished with confectioners’ sugar, mint and blueberry.

  2. Third Annual Partnership for Animal Welfare Raffle at The Jefferson!

    Thank you to all of those who participated in our 3rd Annual PAW Raffle! Not only did we raise enough money to meet our goal – we passed it! We are so grateful for our partnership with PAW Rescue, that brought us our Executive Canine Officer, Lord Monticello (Monti), but also to help other homeless pets that need rescuing! To learn more about PAW and our dog friendly hotel, visit Monti’s page on our website(link)

    Please see below, photos of our guests that gathered to hear the raffle winners announced and the special announcement of Lord Monti’s Presidential Candidacy! Follow along on Instagram @LordMonti or #Monti4Prez!

  3. PAW Raffle Tickets & Details

    Calling all Friends of Monti!

    There is still time to buy your tickets for the 3rd Annual PAW Partnership For Animal Welfare raffle! Enter to win an overnight stay at one of these DC hotels: The Hay-Adams, The Fairmont Washington, D.C. and the Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC, just to name a few, located around DC’s top spots and monuments.

    Tickets are $25 each and the winner will be drawn at 6PM on April 25th here at The Jefferson! All ticket holders are invited!

    To purchase your tickets & enter the raffle, email

    100% of the proceeds go directly to our good friends at PAW Rescue!

    The Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW) is a dedicated to the rescue and adoption of homeless domestic animals, mainly dogs and cats, and place them in loving and stable homes and is also the rescue agency where we got our Executive Canine Officer, Lord Monticello (Monti) just over two years ago.

  4. First Lady Cocktail Series: April, Martha Jefferson

    April’s Featured First Lady Cocktail

    Inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s Love for His Wife,

     Martha Jefferson


    Jefferson Reviver

    Bulleit Rye |Cointreau | Sercial Madeira | Lemon Juice

    Simple Syrup | Absinthe Rinse | Coupe | Flamed Rosemary Garnish


    Come try the Jefferson Reviver at Quill

     Four months after the birth of their last child, Martha Jefferson passed away. Thomas was said to have been inconsolable and was led from the room by his sister into his library, where he promptly fainted. He remained this way for so long they feared he would never revive. The cocktail is a play on a Corpse Reviver #2, with rye replacing the gin and Madeira replacing the Lillet Blanc. Wormwood (from the absinthe) and rosemary were both grown in the Jefferson's Monticello garden. 

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

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