Tuesday, April 7, 2015

History Buffs Can Explore Beyond the National Mall with New Hilton Garden Inn Washington D.C. Package

George Washington's Mount Vernon

From our friends at the Hilton Garden Inn...

With spring in full bloom, The Hilton Garden Inn Washington D.C. Downtown invites guests to take a slight detour from the National Park and stroll through history at George Washington’s Mount Vernon with its new Beyond the Mall Package, available for booking until May 18. With spring festivities underway and cherry blossoms peaking, there is no better time for guests to make the most out of their visit to the nation’s capital.

Beyond the Mall Package includes overnight accommodations, daily cooked-to-order breakfast at the hotel’s Grist Mill, and a day pass to Mount Vernon for each registered guest. It is available for booking here, with stay dates ranging from March 13 to May 25. Rates begin at $169 per night, excluding tax, gratuity and other incidental charges. Transportation is not included.

Just a 30-minute drive from the Hilton Garden Inn Washington D.C. Downtown, Mount Vernon was home to the first president of the United States, George Washington, and his wife Martha, and is the most popular historic estate in America. Guests will be able to tour the mansion, visit Washington’s Tomb and his extensive plantation, as well as over 20 galleries that tell the story of the president’s life.

Depending upon date of stay, guests will also get a chance to experience the National Cherry Blossom Festival, a local classic, which runs through April 12 celebrating the start of spring and the gift of the cherry blossom trees.

Whether guests are visiting for business or to enjoy the historic attractions, the Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC provides all the needs for a comfortable and unforgettable stay. The 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award winner is known for its central location in the capital, located within walking distance to the White House, the US Capitol, and the Smithsonian museum. Guests needing to recharge after a full day of sight-seeing or business can refresh at the indoor pool and whirlpool, or rest at the spacious yet cozy guest rooms, equipped with deluxe amenities including the signature Garden Sleep System bed, high definition flat screen TV, complimentary WiFi, and a Keurig coffeemaker with complimentary tea and coffee.

The hotel’s fun and casual dining restaurant, Grist Mill, is helmed by the award-winning chef and James Beard Foundation member, Christopher Willis, whose cooking style has led him to participate in the D.C. All Star’s Chef Dinner at The James Beard House in New York City. Focusing on both American and International comfort food, the chef’s whimsical menu includes dishes such as the Twisted Shrimp with Coconut Dust and Asian Zest Slaw Remoulade, Grilled Cheese with Apple Bacon and Avocado, and Butternut Squash Ravioli. For guests with a sweet tooth, the chef prepares a Flourless Chocolate Silk Cake and Salted Caramel Crunch Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream. Guests can also unwind with an exceptional list of drinks, including local brews, wines from all over the globe and specialty cocktails.

In addition to the Beyond the Mall Package, the hotel offers other packages for spring travelers, including the Meet Mary Package, which explores the concept of womanhood at The National Museum of Women in the Arts and the DC Weekend Getaway Package, which offers overnight accommodations, parking for one vehicle and breakfast for each guest.

Complete information on all hotel packages and online booking is available here.

About Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown:
Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown combines modern American style with classic comfort. Located in the heart of downtown, near the city’s business district, White House, Convention Center and Smithsonian Museums, Hilton Garden Inn Washington D.C. affords guests convenient access to the sights and sounds of the Nation’s Capital. Breakfast and dinner options provided by our Grist Mill Restaurant offer guests ‘serious comfort food.’ The Hotel offers flexible meeting space for trainings, receptions or board meetings. All of the Hotel’s 300 guest rooms are equipped with an easy-to-set alarm clock that allows guests to play their portable CD or MP3 player; an in-room "hospitality center" with a mini fridge, microwave oven and Keurig single cup brewing system; a sitting area with an easy chair and ottoman; a hairdryer; and an iron and ironing board. The hotel’s recreational facilities consist of a fitness center with cardiovascular and strength training equipment, as well as an indoor swimming pool.

To make a reservation for Hilton Garden Inn Washington Dc Downtown in the U.S. or Canada, please call 1-877-STAY-HGI or visit

About Urgo Hotels & Resorts:
Urgo Hotels is a hotel company based in Bethesda, Maryland that develops, owns and/or operates 31 distinctive and unique hotels and resorts with an aggregate of more than 4,300 rooms in major markets and resorts in Canada, the Caribbean, and the United States. The company develops, builds, and operates for its own account, and provides third-party management and asset management services. For more information about Urgo Hotels and Resorts please visit