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Three Georgetown Hotels in USA Top 50

January 29, 2015

(Photo by: Four Seasons Hotel, Washington DC)

U.S. News and World Report's 2015 list of the country's 50 best hotels includes three in Georgetown: The Capella, Washington DC, Georgetown, Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington DC and Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC.

Ranked 18, 29 and 32 respectively, these hotels were chosen from more than 1,700 luxury hotels across the country.

(Photo by: Ritz-Carlton Georgetown)

A combination of a hotel's industry accolades with expert and guest reviews and hotel class ratings decided the winners.

The Jefferson, Washington DC was ranked 10!

See the full list of the Best Hotels in the USA here.

(Photo by: Jefferson Hotel, Washington, DC)

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Frank Hallam Day's 'Shrines' at Addison Ripley Fine Art Now

December 16, 2014

Shot in Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand, the photographs Frank Hallam Day selected for his "Shrines" exhibition, now through January 24, 2015 at Addison Ripley Fine Art, describe a sacred and profane continuum, photographs of ancient temples and stupas alongside anachronistic, often dysfunctional, gritty telephone booths. In all of the selections the mood ranges from jangled, surreal, dystopian to quiet and timeless, suggestive of a profound inner radiance. Under the artist's deft touch, the telephone shrines of Bangkok city streets are transformed into offices, shops or bulletin boards and the more conventional, picturesque shrines morph into god radios broadcasting into the night.

Shrine by Frank Hallam Day (Photo by: Shrine by Frank Hallam Day

Frank Hallam Day has already been recognized for work done in Europe, Africa and throughout the East Coast of the United States.  This body of work, taken over the last three years in Asia, represents yet another rich vein of material by the artist. He was the winner of the prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Prize in 2012. He has won the Bader Prize in 2006 and was a finalist both for the Sondheim Prize in 2007, the Sony Prize in 2010 and the Voies Off Prize at Arles in 2010, and has received several grants from the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities.  He was Artist in Residence at Acadia National Park in 2007, and was U.S. Cultural Envoy to Ethiopia in 2008. He has juried and curated numerous photography shows and competitions in the Washington area.  He also writes on photography for Photo Review.

For more information about the artist and his work, images from the exhibition or to schedule an appointment to view the work, please call Ms. Romy Silverstein at 202.338.5180.

Addison Ripley Fine Art is located at 1670 Wisconsin Avenue in Upper Georgetown. Tel: 202.338.5180

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Real Estate Model Attracts Japanese Agents

December 7, 2014

Jim Bell, founder and managing broker of Beasley Real Estate, LLC, and Beasley agents met with top executives from several Japanese real estate companies last week.

The Japanese companies are Mitsubishi Real Estate Services Co., Ltd., Nomura Real Estate Urban Net Co., Ltd., Sumisho Tatemono Co., Ltd., Mitsui Fudosan Realty Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Real Estate Sales Co., Ltd., Tokyu Livable, Inc., Kanda Tochi Tatemono Co., Ltd., and A.D. Works Co., Ltd. 

The meeting was organized by the Association of Real Estate Agents of Tokyo (FRK) for the top real estate firms in Tokyo.  They met at Beasley's headquarters in Washington, D.C. for the presentation of Beasley's business model. 

The presentation was led by Bell, followed by a Q&A panel.  The group of delegates then went on a tour of homes currently listed by Beasley Real Estate between $4-6MM.

"I am honored that Beasley and its business practice has been recognized by high level executives of the industry from Tokyo.  This is an incredible relationship to have for our international program." said Bell.

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