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Rosewood Named Best Hotel in DC

July 6, 2016

Travel + Leisure in its annual World’s Best Awards list, named Rosewood Washington, D.C. as number one in the category “Top Hotels in Washington, D.C.” for 2016.  The annual awards recognize the greatest travel destinations around the globe, from hotels and airports to cities and islands.  


"We are honored to be recognized with Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Award,” said Pascal Forotti, Managing Director of Rosewood Washington, D.C. “We are dedicated to providing unrivaled guest experiences that resonate with the capital’s rich culture and history, as well as unparalleled service, and this recognition is a true testament to our exceptional staff and their efforts.”


Situated alongside the C&O Canal in the heart of Georgetown, Rosewood Washington, D.C. is a charming urban oasis offering 49 guestrooms and suites featuring contemporary art and comfortable furnishings as well as the state-of-the-art technology and amenities.  The hotel boasts a number of dining options including seasonal dining at the Grill Room which overlooks the C&O canal.  The adjoining Rye Bar has a cozy atmosphere and serves one of the city’s finest selections of rare rye whiskeys and craft cocktails.  A rooftop lounge features an indoor/outdoor pool and panoramic views over America’s capital city including the iconic Washington Monument.



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Kenny Garrett Live at Blues Alley!

May 31, 2016

Blues Alley is featuring Kenny Garrett, an American post bop jazz saxophonist and flutist for four night in June.


Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1960, (his father was a tenor saxophonist), Kenny's career took off when he joined the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1978, then led by Duke's son, Mercer Ellington.


Three years later he played in the Mel Lewis Orchestra and also the Dannie Richmond Quartet. In 1984, he recorded his first album as a bandleader, Introducing Kenny Garrett.


From there, his career has included 11 albums as a leader and numerous Grammy nominations. During his career, Kenny has performed and recorded with many jazz greats such as Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, McCoy Tyner, Pharoah Sanders, Brian Blade, Bobby Hutcherson, Ron Carter, Elvin Jones, and Mulgrew Miller. Garrett's music sometimes exhibits Asian influence, an aspect which is especially prevalent in his 2006 recording, Beyond the Wall.


From collaborating with the New Jersey symphony on Adagio For Strings to mixing it up with hip-hop legend GURU on his Jazzmatazz projects; From swinging hard with legends Miles Davis and Art Blakey, to rockin’ out with Sting and Peter Gabriel. Alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett brings a muscular yet lyrical eloquence to everything he does.


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Discover Umbrian Wines Class & Dinner May 26th

May 16, 2016

Come to Via Umbria on May 26th for an evening all about wine.


Discover a selection of wines from Umbria and learn about their flavors and the wine making process from our experts.


Afterwards, enjoy a delicious Umbrian meal, featuring a wine pairing with each course, at Via Umbria's communal table. Combine both the class and dinner for the ultimate wine experience ( $100 per person).


Event Details

What: Umbrian Wine Class

Where: Via Umbria's Wine Room

When: Thursday May 26, at 6:30pm

Cost: $35 per person

What: Umbrian Wine Dinner

Where: Via Umbria's Kitchen

When: Thursday May 26, at 8:00 pm


For more information, a detailed menu, or to book your reservation, visit Via Umbria or call 202.333.3904.


Via Umbria is located at 1525 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.

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