Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC, Washington D.C., USA
Taking its cue from its powerful neighbours, the Four Seasons Washington DC has a weighty, regal air to it – yet manages to be comfortable and homely with it.
Tucked away in the leafy Georgetown neighbourhood, the red-brick, art-filled Four Seasons has 222 rooms and suites, all with a modern, residential vibe. The staff speak 33 languages between them (not a common feat in American hotels), and the guest rooms start at spacious and go up to colossal – all decked out in a classical style with relaxed hues, custom-designed furniture and marble bathrooms all coming as standard.
A glass-covered garden walkway connects the West and East Wings, the latter featuring modern Parisian-style décor by Pierre-Yves Rochon.
In keeping with the quiet setting, there’s a tranquil spa with all-in-one massage, steam-shower, and whirlpool rooms, and you’ll also find peace at the garden-view Seasons restaurant, where fresh local ingredients are the rule.
Or for modern American cuisine and an edgier atmosphere, book the private room at Michael Mina’s stylish Bourbon Steak, serving up all-American dining of the most glamorous kind.