Pimped out presidential suites in Washington, DC


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What better place to celebrate President’s Day than in Washington, DC? We thought about tracking down the most bad-ass Presidential Suites from around the world, but let’s face it – the District of Columbia does a pretty good job of being over-the-top all on its own.

From the “Extreme WOW” suite at the W for $10,000 a night to not one but two Thomas Jefferson Suites (at The Willard and The Jefferson), we’re pretty sure that there’s a good degree of excess going on in a city that continually preaches about budget cuts.

Without further ado, enjoy our gallery of Washington, DC’s best Presidential Suites.

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Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC

This hotel in the heart of Georgetown boasts a special designation – it’s the area’s only five-star, five-diamond property. And when it comes to luxe, the Four Seasons knows how to go all out – it has six top-of-the-line suites, the most extravagant of which isn’t even the Presidential Suite, but The Royal Suite.

What will you get?
Behind bullet-resistant glass, a private entrance and a closed-captioned security system, the Royal Suite is as beautiful as it is functional. Guests enjoy a dining room that seats ten, four different living areas, artfully equipped kitchen, pantry with Sub-Zero refrigerator and separate service entrance, a master bedroom with his-and-hers closets, a massive bathroom, private office, fitness room and an alluring cream and silver color palate.

What makes us swoon?
A landscaped 1,000-square- terrace with three seating groupings, a fire pit and a dining table for 10 overlooking historic Georgetown (shown above) and a 90-gallon sculptural bathtub with a massive crystal fixture draped overhead.

Bust out the Black Card:
It’s $15,000 per night.
The W Hotel, Washington DC
Perhaps Washington’s funkiest luxury hotel, the trendy W boasts one of the city’s best locations – it’s rooftop bar overlooks the White House lawn. Luxe-seekers should go for the “Extreme WOW” factor and book the hotel’s version of the Presidential Suite.

What will you get?
As with all rooms at this modern boutique hotel, the Extreme WOW suite offers unique, vibrantly-colored décor. This suite offers a corner location, wet bar, signature W Cocktail Caddy, living room that can seat six, views of the Lincoln Memorial and Pennsylvania Avenue, virtual fireplace and unique art pieces.

What makes us swoon?
The bathroom’s floating tub with views of the Lincoln Memorial.

Bust out the Black Card:
It’s $10,000 a night.

The Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC

With a prime location along DC’s Southwest Waterfront, The Mandarin is undoubtedly one of the city’s most scenic hotels – many rooms offer water or monument views. Of course, the hotel’s Presidential Suite leverages the best of all of the hotel rooms, plus access to the hotel’s private Tai Pan lounge.

What will you get?
Panoramic views stretching from the Washington Monument to the Jefferson Memorial, a “great room,” with its soaring double-height ceilings, a full-size dining table and enormous crystal chandelier, a private study, and massive bathroom with oversized shower and tub.

What makes us swoon?
Other than the views? It’s something you might not expect – every time we’ve visited this room, it has had some of the most beautiful floral arrangements we’ve ever seen. A small circular window near the dining area is another of our favorite touches.

Bust out the Black Card:
It’s $15,000 a night.

The Jefferson

It’s only fitting that the top suite at this 99-room boutique hotel is named for its presidential inspiration, Thomas Jefferson. The hotel also has a slightly smaller Martha Jefferson suite, decorated in more feminine tones and often used as a bridal suite.

What will you get?
The Jefferson, DC’s expansive, top floor specialty suite, The Thomas Jefferson Suite, is as stylishly elegant as the rest of the hotel. Decorated in rich blues and featuring elegant period artwork and architecture, the room features custom-designed bedding, walk-in showers, hand-cut Italian stonework, in-mirror televisions, a private office and sitting area, service entrance, kitchen and optional exercise room.

What makes us swoon?
The custom-designed bed is actually square – special sheets were ordered just to fit the mattress.

Presidential Trivia:
When George H.W. Bush was transitioning from Vice President to President following the 1988 election, before The Jefferson, DC’s 2009 renovation, Bush selected his cabinet in the meeting rooms at The Jefferson, Washington, DC.

Bust out the Black Card:
It’s $6,000 a night.

The St. Regis, Washington, DC
Just two blocks from the White House, the St. Regis offers an ideal location, close to both the political center of the country as well as the lobbying firms of K Street. Their 2,510 square foot Presidential Suite is a traditionally elegant experience.

What will you get?
The Presidential Suite has two entrances, a separate master suite, sitting area and dining room, a private butler’s pantry with Sub-Zero appliances, two fireplaces and a private library/office.

What makes us swoon?
The ornate entry foyer graced with hand painted wallpaper from China and other bespoke design details.

Bust out the Black Card:
It’s $12,000 a night

The Willard Intercontinental
The historic hotel boasts a storied past – it’s said that the term “lobbying” began at their Round Robin bar. Just steps from the White House, this hotel’s grandest suite, the second “Thomas Jefferson” suite in our roundup, stands at nearly 3,000 square feet and is often used by visiting heads of state and other important dignitaries. The hotel also offers a similarly large and equally expensive “John Adams” suite.

What will you get?
Your own “oval office” (a dining room seats that ten and offers has breathtaking views down Pennsylvania Avenue to the US Capitol). Enjoy the custom-designed, Axminster carpet, one-of-a-kind highboys and service buffet, a tiled entry foyer in black and white marble, a dual parlor-living room with original artwork and two bathrooms.

What makes us swoon?
Its red and gold scheme and 18th-century design elements were taken from design motifs found in the White House.

Bust out the Black Card:
It’s $7,000 a night.

The Ritz-Carlton Washington, DC
The Ritz-Carlton Washington, DC is one of dignitaries and business travelers’ favorite properties in the area. The hotel offers a convenient, metro-accessible location and acclaimed Eric Ripert restaurant, West End Bistro.

What will you get?
The Ritz-Carlton suite offers a spacious living room with a fireplace, dining room with seating for ten, a massive bathroom with Jacuzzi and access to the hotel’s Club lounge.

What makes us swoon?
The large private terrace, accessible from both the bedroom and living room.

Bust out the Black Card:
It’s $6,500 a night.

The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown
One of our favorite DC hotels, this intimate Ritz-Carlton property feels more like a boutique hotel than a corporate chain. Offering a prime location just steps from Georgetown’s waterfront as well as shopping and dining, the hotel’s top suite offers expansive water views and ample space for entertaining or business functions.

What will you get?
The Royal Potomac Suite offers a separate living and dining room with dining table to seat 14, one and a half limestone and slate baths with stand-alone showers and soaking tubs, a private study and separate master bedroom sitting room, pantry and fireplace.

What makes us swoon?
Floor-to-ceiling windows and some of the city’s best water views.

Bust out the Black Card:
It’s $6,500 a night.

The Hay-Adams
Overlooking Lafayette Park and The White House, The Hay-Adams hotel is perhaps the hotel best associated with political power. The elegant and historic property is a popular choice for the world’s most elite travelers and celebrities alike – we’ve spotted quite a few in the lobby.

What will you get?
This distinguished and remarkable penthouse suite features a separate living room and one-and-a-half bathrooms. Highlights include a beautiful living room overlooking the White House, Lafayette Park and St. John’s Church. The suite includes a large dining table as well as gas-lit corner fireplace.

What makes us swoon?
The master bedroom views of the white house.

Bust out the Black Card:
It’s $3,500 – $7,000 a night.

Presidential Trivia: This is the same suite where the Obama family stayed for 12 days prior to the 2009 inauguration.