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Friedman Capital Buys Georgetown's Graham Hotel

September 15, 2021

DC-based, family-run private equity investment firm, Friedman Capital announced the acquisition of The Graham Hotel in Georgetown, purchased at the same price it was originally sold for in 2016.


“On the heels of Friedman Capital’s successes with Georgetown’s Glover Park Hotel and the newly renovated Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, The Graham continues the trend of providing the highest standard of luxury that our guests have come to expect. Our vertically-integrated management and operations of The Graham will enable us to make incredible improvements and enhancements, allowing this unpolished gem to finally shine,” said Brian Friedman, founder of Foxhall Partners, the SPAC company BOA, and the Friedman Capital family office. 


Friedman Capital plans to enhance the experience of guests by curating upscale art installations from its modern art collections and through collaborations with local D.C. galleries such as DTR Modern Galleries. 


The Graham is the newest addition to Friedman Capital’s portfolio of historic properties, including the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Glover Park Hotel and The Watergate in Washington, DC, as well as historic properties in Charleston, South Carolina. 


In line with Friedman Capital’s strategy of maintaining all of its own properties, the hotel will be managed by the Anasazi Group, part of Friedman Capital’s vertically-integrated structure.

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Kräftskiva Party Season in Sweden

August 24, 2021

In Sweden, August marks the beginning of ‘kräftskiva’ (crayfish party) season. During a crayfish party, food is often eaten outdoors, and bright colored paper lanterns are hung around the table. People wear bibs around their necks and comic paper hats on their heads. Whatever their origin, crayfish in Sweden are cooked in a brine, with plenty of crown dill. You eat crayfish cold, with your fingers, and bread and cheese (such as Västerbotten) are eaten on the side.

Learn more about typical Swedish summer activities here and get more inspiration from our list of Swedish summer tips below:

  • Food: Mouth-watering Swedish summer recipes, from potato salad to strawberry cake to fish Wallenbergare. 
  • Music: A Spotify playlist full of Swedish summer classics.
  • Literature: Swedish fiction is among the world’s most translated. The Swedish Book Review has selected 10 must-read Swedish books.

Exhibitions #SmartMobility and #Dreamland are open every Saturday and Sunday between 12:00-5:00 PM at House of Sweden.


Their rooftop terrace with a magnificent view overlooking the Potomac River is also open. Free admission as usual. The Children's Room will remain closed, but they hope to reopen it soon.


Safety is the main priority at House of Sweden. All necessary measures have been taken according to Washington, D.C. COVID-19 health regulation guidelines. 


House of Sweden is located at 2900 K Street in Georgetown.

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AMA AMI Japanese Pop-Up Opens in Georgetown

July 22, 2021

A new Japanese pop-up is open at 3210 Grace Street in Georgetown through August 18, 2021 from 12:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The menu features weekly specials.


AMA AMI is a DC based food service that practices Edomae style sushi, using a dry-aging technique. They offer in-home sushi counter experiences, chirashi bowls to-go, and turtle shaped cream puffs. 

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