HO­TELS & RE­SORTS

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THE BELLMOOR INN & SPA

Lushly ap­pointed rooms and a not-tobe-missed spa in the heart of Re­hoboth Beach make this charm­ing inn a per­fect des­ti­na­tion for a beach-bound girls’ week­end or some low-key R&R. 6 Chris­tian St., Re­hoboth Beach, 302-2275800; the­bell­moor.com

THE FAIR­FAX AT EM­BASSY ROW

A clas­sic bou­tique ho­tel in the tony Up­per North­west area of Em­bassy Row, the Fair­fax has hosted such no­ta­bles as the Gore and Bush fam­i­lies, Frank Si­na­tra, and Jackie Kennedy. 2100 Mas­sachusetts Ave. NW, 202-293-2100; fair­faxwash­ing­tondc.com

THE GREEN­BRIER

Worth the drive, this his­toric lux­ury re­sort, dat­ing back to 1778, sits on ex­pan­sive (we’re talk­ing 11,000 acres), im­pec­ca­bly land­scaped grounds at the foot of the Al­legheny Moun­tains in West Vir­ginia and hosts a full year­round sched­ule of events, in­clud­ing an an­nual PGA Tour FedExCup tour­na­ment. 300 W. Main St., White Sul­phur Springs, 855-453-4858; green­brier.com

THE HAY-ADAMS

The his­toric bou­tique ho­tel is set just steps away from the White House. Take in breath­tak­ing rooftop views of the city and en­joy a drink in its pop­u­lar po­lit­i­cal meet­ing spot, Off the Record Lounge. 800 16th St. NW, 202-6386600; hayadams.com

THE JEFFERSON

This bou­tique lux­ury ho­tel is as con­ve­nient as it is charm­ing. Just a cou­ple of blocks from the White House and down­town, it boasts DC’s only Forbes five-star restau­rant, Plume. IN­SIDER TIP: In a city that goes to bed early, Quill, the ho­tel’s up­scale lounge and cock­tail bar, of­fers light bites un­til 12 seven nights a week. 1200 16th St. NW, 202-448-2300; jef­fer­sondc.com

KESWICK HALL AND GOLF CLUB

You will find this lux­ury Vir­ginia get­away 6.8 miles from Thomas Jefferson’s Mon­ti­cello and seven miles from down­town Char­lottesville. With the es­tate fea­tur­ing mag­nif­i­cent views, an in­fin­ity pool, wine cel­lar, spa, event space, three on-site din­ing op­tions, and an 18-hole golf course, there is some­thing for ev­ery­one in the fam­ily to en­joy. 701 Club Dr., Keswick, VA, 434-9793440; keswick.com

THE LINE

Lo­cated in the hip neigh­bor­hood of Adams Morgan, this ex­quis­ite ho­tel is housed in a 110-year-old his­toric church. Fea­tur­ing mod­ern and min­i­mal­is­tic de­signs and in­clud­ing art by lo­cal artists in ev­ery room, the ho­tel has a fit­ness cen­ter that of­fers classes taught by state-of-the-art fit­ness trainer Gra­ham King. Classes are free for ho­tel guests. 1770 Eu­clid St. NW, 202-588-0525; the line ho­tel.com/dc

MAN­DARIN ORI­EN­TAL

This five-star lux­ury re­sort is ide­ally sit­u­ated be­tween the ma­rina and the Wash­ing­ton Mon­u­ment. The Man­darin Ori­en­tal has two op­tions for din­ing; one is an Amer­i­can-Asian fu­sion restau­rant, while the other is a quaint lounge of­fer­ing cock­tails, light fare, and tea. And you can’t for­get its leg­endary spa hon­or­ing its Asian her­itage. 1330 Mary­land Ave. SW, 202-787-6100; man­darin ori­en­tal.com/Wash­ing­ton

PARK HY­ATT

Home to the Miche­lin-starred Blue Duck Tavern, this ho­tel has hired renowned de­signer Tony Chi to ren­o­vate its rooms, with spa-in­spired baths and a re­fined pal­ette of grays, blues, and yel­lows. IN­SIDER TIP: Look for fresh honey by the jar, pro­duced by a hive on the roof and col­lected by an in-house bee­keeper. 1201 24th St. NW, 202789-1234; park­wash­ing­ton.hy­att.com

RITZ-CARL­TON TYSONS

Of­fer­ing lux­ury ac­com­mo­da­tions and a top-notch spa (which re­cently un­der­went a $1 mil­lion ren­o­va­tion) amidst all the Tysons shop­ping, the RitzCarlton Tysons also boasts fun events through­out the year and one-stop shop­ping for wed­dings and more. 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, 703-5064300; ritzcarlton.com

SALAMANDER RE­SORT AND SPA

Sheila Johnson’s eques­trian es­cape is just an hour from DC. Nes­tled in the his­toric town of Mid­dle­burg, the re­sort of­fers 24-hour in-room din­ing, a 14,000-square-foot sta­ble, an ex­cep­tional spa, and more. IN­SIDER TIP: It also hosts one of the most ex­cit­ing events in the re­gion: the an­nual Mid­dle­burg Film Fes­ti­val. 500 N. Pendle­ton St., Mid­dle­burg, 540-3264040; sala­man­der­re­sort.com

SOFITEL

This French-in­spired five-star ho­tel is per­fectly sit­u­ated down­town, just a stone’s throw from the White House. In­side, a charm­ing bar is the ideal spot for cof­fee, tea, or a drink. Fun fact: Sofitel’s Alexan­dra Byrne is the city’s only fe­male gen­eral man­ager of a lux­ury ho­tel. 806 15th St. NW, 202730-8800; sofitel.com

THE ST. GRE­GORY HO­TEL

A quick walk from the cen­ter of DuPont Cir­cle, this down­town ho­tel is lo­cated in the heart of the na­tion’s cap­i­tal. With the re­cently opened Tredici Enoteca restau­rant on the premises, guests can en­joy a raw oys­ter bar, small plates, flat­breads, and other dishes in­spired by the Mediter­ranean. The ho­tel boasts 155 rooms and suites, some with their own kitchens and pri­vate bal­conies. 2033 M St. NW, 202-530-3600; stgre­go­ry­hotel­wdc.com

A snap­shot of the Pres­i­den­tial Suite at The Ritz-Carl­ton, Tyson’s Cor­ner.

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