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There’s a rent sign in the window now. For many Washingtonians and tourists, the closing of The Guards represents the end of a very long era.
Established in 1966, it’s been said Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack hung out there, and more recently under the ownership of Hossein Shirvani, visited by Sylvester Stallone and John Travolta. According to The Washington Post, the owner has chosen not to renew the lease.
Ever popular for a beer and burger especially at the two cozy window seats facing M Street. Popular for decades with neighbors, visitors and college kids.
The wood-paneled main dining room was designed to resemble a ship with inviting fireplace. Downstairs, another bar area, previously outfitted with banquettes, and that huge early 20th century historic fireplace mantle transplanted from New York City, with carved gryphons, in the aptly named Gryphon Room.
Has Georgetown lost another landmark for good?
Westin Hotels & Resorts announced a partnership with ElliptiGO, creator of the world's first outdoor elliptical cycle, that will offer guests a new, innovative device to help them stay healthy and fit when away from home.
For an average daily fee of $10, guests can rent the $2,500 ElliptiGO as part of their daily workout. Participating in the summer pilot program are The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, The Westin Georgetown, Washington D.C., and The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa.
“Our pilot program with ElliptiGO reinforces the brand’s commitment to promoting an active lifestyle and making exercise convenient for our guests in innovative and exciting ways,” said Brian Povinelli, Global Brand Leader, Westin Hotels & Resorts.
“We are very excited to partner with Westin to offer the ElliptiGO to their guests," remarked Bryce Whiting, Vice President of Sales for ElliptiGO. "We’ve had a great deal of positive feedback from the first properties that received ElliptiGOs and feel Westin Hotels is the perfect fit given their commitment to their guests well-being.”
The Westin Georgetown is located at 2350 M Street. Tel: 202.429.8100
In their first outdoor film series sponsored by Long & Foster Real Estate's Georgetown office, Dumbarton House will be showing Pride and Prejudice during the Jane Austen Film Fest on Wednesday July 25th.
Grounds will open at 7:00 p.m. with the film starting at dusk (around 8:30 pm).
At the screening, author Sandy Lerner will be on hand to sign copies of her new book, Second Impressions, the first historically accurate sequel to Pride and Prejudice.
For reservations, contact Jordanna Joffe at 202.944.8400
Dumbarton House is located at 2715 Q Street.