“Washington DC Hotels Prepared for 2024 Cherry Blossom Season and National Festival, Anticipating Peak Bloom”

The National Cherry Blossom Festival, which attracts visitors from all over the globe to Washington, DC, will be held from March 20 to April 14, 2024. The city will be awash in pink as the cherry blossoms bloom. The peak bloom period, when 70% of the blossoms on the over 2500 Yoshino cherry trees around the Tidal Basin are open, is anticipated to be between March 23 and March 26.

Spring is a beautiful time of year and an ideal time for a vacation or staycation for those residing in the DC metro area. Numerous hotels offer seasonal, cherry blossom-themed packages at various price points. These include overnight stays, bespoke culinary experiences, unique cocktails, special amenities, and cherry blossom tours.

Here are some examples of these offerings. For more information, availability, and other details, check the respective hotel websites.

At the iconic Willard InterContinental Washington, DC, guests are welcomed with pink and white blooms in the hotel’s grand Beau-Arts lobby. The hotel offers a seasonal menu of sweet and savory treats during Cherry Blossom season, including their signature freshly baked vanilla scones. The Round Robin Bar also serves cherry blossom-themed cocktails.

The five-star Rosewood Washington, D.C., located in Georgetown, offers a Cherry Blossom Package during peak season. This includes a two-day stay in the hotel’s Royal Suite, a cherry blossom-themed welcome amenity, professional photos with the blossoms, a private city tour, and more.

The historic Hamilton Hotel transforms its Barbieri Lobby Bar into Hanami, a pop-up bar serving cherry blossom-inspired cocktails and small plates from March 15th through April 30th.

The Watergate Hotel offers a Spring Package that includes a private charter boat tour and complimentary cherry blossom amenity. The hotel’s entrance is tastefully decorated for the occasion and menu items at “The Next Whiskey Bar” and “Kingbird” are cherry blossom-inspired.

The InterContinental Washington D.C. The Wharf offers a Springtime Bloom package from March 17th to April 14th. This includes in-room Kodak cameras, a map of the cherry blossoms, daily breakfast for two, one-hour free bike rental, complimentary spring cocktails, and more.

YOTEL Washington DC offers the YOTEL in Bloom Package for two, available from March 20 to April 14. This includes roundtrip car service to see the famed cherry trees at the Tidal Basin, homemade cherry blossom scones upon arrival, and breakfast and a candlelight dinner at the hotel restaurant, Art and Soul.

Conrad Washington, DC offers an over-the-top Cherry Blossom Celebration Package, which includes a photo shoot with DC photographer Ana Isabel; His & Hers rose gold jewelry from David Yurman; a $1,000 gift card for a private shopping experience at Hugo Boss and Scanlan Theodore; a four-course Cherry Blossom-inspired dinner for two (with wine pairings) at the hotel’s restaurant Estuary; access to the hotel’s Sakura Club, which offers daily gourmet breakfast, dinner, as well as a Japanese Whiskey Tasting; and a bespoke picnic basket with sparkling rose for guests to enjoy around the Tidal Basin.

Please note that predicting peak bloom can be challenging due to changing weather conditions. For updates on the bloom status, follow the Washington D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival’s Bloom Watch.

Source: forbes.com

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