Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Experience a Capital Fourth at The Hay-Adams

The Hay-Adams Hotel - East Terrace Outside View

From our friends at the The Hay-Adams Hotel...

Celebrate Independence Day in the Nation’s Capital from a Vantage Point Overlooking The White House, at The Hay-Adams

This July 4th, guests at The Hay-Adamslocated at 800 16th Street, NW in Washington, DC, can experience the excitement of the festivities far above the bustling crowds attending the Capitol Fourth fireworks on the National Mall. With unrivaled views of the White House and the National Mall beyond, The Hay-Adams’ Top of the Hay is the venue of choice to soak in the views and watch the country’s best fireworks display.

One must book early for The Hay-Adams “4th of July” package, which includes a luxuriously appointed guestroom created by the renowned designer Tom Pheasant, a full three-course dinner for two with wine pairing and an open bar, followed by a sparkling soirée on the 9th floor, at the legendary Top of The Hay, overlooking the White House, Washington Monument, and the National Mall. From this perfect perch, patrons gather to view the Capitol Fourth's spectacular fireworks display, while enjoying a full open bar, butler passed cocktails, and a candy bar featuring Pastry Chef Josh Short’s house-made delights, including ice creams and candies, ideal for a summer night.

Guests can enjoy the comfortable elegance of The Lafayette or the historic Hay-Adams Room while partaking in a three-course prix-fixe menu reflecting the holiday, artfully prepared by Executive Chef Nicolas Legret with his culinary team. The menu features refreshing offerings such as Chilled Watermelon and Tomato Gazpacho with cucumber brunoise, avocado, and basil oil; Grilled Petite Romaine Lettuce, Assorted Summer Baby Vegetable Salad with herb almond pesto; Olive Oil Marinated Burrata, Tri-Color Heirloom Tomato Salad with aged balsamic vinegar, and Seafood Plate with Cajun cocktail sauce, Maine lobster, jumbo shrimp, cocktail crab claws. Entrée choices include summer favorites such as Handmade Pappardelle Pasta with roasted rosa bianca eggplant sauce, baby squash, and heirloom tomato; Pan Seared Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with harissa red peppers, coulis, Pennsylvania chanterelle mushroom, and yellow corn fricassee; Buttermilk Fried Organic Chicken Breast with tangy mustard sauce, twice baked white cheddar potato, Napa cabbage, and jalapeño coleslaw, and Spiced Rubbed Beef Tenderloin with sweet and spicy barbecue sauce, coco rubico beans ragout, smoked paprika, and pepper.  For a sweet finish, guests can enjoy Nellie & Joes Key Lime Pie with graham cracker and blueberry cheesecake ice cream; Black Forest Parfait with cherry compote, chocolate cake, and Chantilly cream; Granny Smith Apple Tart with vanilla bean ice cream and caramel, or Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake with powder biscuit and whipped cream. 

Dinner reservations at both venues are available from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, and are subject to availability. All dining reservations must be made at the time of booking, and are for in-house guests only.

The Hay-Adams “4th of July” package is available from $1,079 (excluding tax and gratuity) for a superior room for two adults. Children aged six to twelve years joining in the celebration may be included for $125 per child, and children under five years are complimentary. Reservations can be made by calling (202) 638-6600. A credit card is required at the time of booking, with a three-day (72 hour) cancellation policy. For guests who wish to explore the wonders of Washington, DC a little longer, additional nights are available from $329 per night (excluding taxes.)

The award-winning Hay-Adams is located at 800 16th Street, NW, Washington DC, 20006, across Lafayette Square from the White House. The historic Hay-Adams offers guests Washington's most prestigious address with views overlooking the White House, Lafayette Square and St. John's Church, the "Church of the Presidents." The hotel is just minutes from the Smithsonian, the Museums, the Washington Monument, the Capitol Building, the Mall, as well as convenient to Metro stations and the convention center. For reservations or more information, please call (202) 638-6600 or visit the website at