I have to admit that W Hotels know how to create a vibe. The W Washington, DC adds an exclamation point to the word "cool."
My friend Frank raves about this place so our group of four couples didn't hesitate when he suggested that we visit this DC hotel late last Saturday night. I am not used to waiting in line to get inside a hotel, but when the DC fire marshall is inside the hotel, one must wait patiently. Twenty minutes or so later, we settled in a comfortable sofa area next to the Jewel Bar in the hotel Living Room.
The lighting is subdued in hues of blue and purple. Electronic music is piped in as expected but the volume was just right for conversation. We enjoyed our round of martini's in the Living room, but our main mission was to end up on the roof top lounge and terrace, P.O.V.
One of our friends managed to befriend the elevator bouncers, and before we knew it, we were at the P.O.V. Terrace with a fantastic view of the White House and Washington Monument. Unlike the more subdued Living Room, P.O.V. was rocking with classic R&B and dance tunes. But we were here for the view, and from our vantage point, it was nirvana. Now, this is the view of DC everyone should be marveling at.
|The Living Room|
|The Jewel Bar|
|Check in at the Front Desk|
|Lamp and Chair|
|Dancing in the P.O.V. Lounge|
|Birthday Boy in the P.O.V. Terrace|