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C&O Canal Restoration Kick-Off Oct. 5

September 15, 2016

Georgetown Heritage and the National Park Service are kicking off a multi-year restoration of the first mile of the C&O Canal in Georgetown at noon on Wednesday, October 5 at Lock 4 (Thomas Jefferson Street), as Georgetown community members and officials wave goodbye to the old Georgetown boat.


Mules will tow away the Georgetown, which operated as a popular attraction on the Canal until 2011, one last time before it is disassembled at Fletcher’s Cove. National Park Service staff, city officials, and community leaders will also begin the draining of Lock 3 before sharing plans to restore, revitalize and re-imagine this historic one-mile section of the park.


The send-off marks the first phase of the restoration project, October 2016 through April 2018, which will include repairs to Locks 3 and 4, a new boat, and the development of a Comprehensive Master Plan to guide further revitalization of the park. 

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Fairmont Launches Presidential Cocktail Poll

August 11, 2016

Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown has launched an unofficial “Presidential Cocktail Poll.” 


The hotel’s Lobby Bar is offering a choice of two cocktails, The Democrat and The Republican, to predict the results of the 2016 presidential election.   The votes, number of blue and red cocktails sold, will be tallied weekly and posted in the lobby and on social media.  Both cocktails are priced at $14 each and come with a party affiliated swizzle sticks.


The Democrat

Blue Curacao, St. Germain and Prosecco

Garnished with a Cherry


The Republican

Chambord, St. Germain and Prosecco

Garnished with a Lemon Twist


The Fairmont's Lobby Bar and Loggia Lounge, at 2401 M Street NW, is open daily from 11:00 am until 11:30 pm.


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Graham Hotel Georgetown Sells for $37 Million

July 7, 2016

The recently renovated Graham Hotel Georgetown has been sold to Legacy Hotel Group LLC for $37 million. this, according to Washington Business Journal. When it opened in April 2013, the seven-floor hotel included 30 guest rooms and 27 suites (Monticello, the previous hotel, had 38 guest quarters) and showcased a roof-top bar with scenic views of Georgetown.


In the city, only Capella Washington D.C., now Rosewood at $1.3 million per key tops Graham's per-key price of $649,122.  


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