This beautiful, low-rise Georgetown hotel at first doesn’t look like a Four Seasons, but beyond its glossy doors lie the luxury that we have come to associate with the brand. We found this fabulous five-star to be much more understated and relaxed than other D.C. hotels of the same calibre, perhaps because of its location and welldesigned layout. But fans of diplomatic and political dramas fear not, we are assured that if the corridors and walls of the hotel could talk, they would tell tales of highly classified discussions and political power struggles – the property’s Presidential Suite was after all, built for President Obama’s inauguration. But for the leisure traveller, the Four Seasons provides an oasis of calm – fantastic contemporary art adorns its walls and plush accommodation ensures that all guests will undoubtedly feel at home from home. For us, its sprawling spa was the perfect tonic after a long flight in, but the most memorable experience was a very special dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, Bourbon Steak – a chic, upscale eatery where we hobnobbed with the city’s elite, tasted the strong house cocktails and devoured an orgasmically delicious, melt-in- the-mouth Wagyu beef platter.

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