Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Hay-Adams Offers the Perfect Setting for a Proposal This Valentine's Day

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

Concierge Leire Falcon of the Hay-Adams Names Her Top 10 Most Romantic Venues to Propose This Valentine's Day as Part of the Hotel's Perfect Proposal Package

The Hay-Adams, a top destination for romantic interludes, engagements, and weddings is pleased to offer The Perfect Proposal Package created to help sweep sweethearts off their feet. Designed to make it easy to secure a “Yes!” this package takes care of setting the stage for the proposal of one’s dreams. How could anyone resist the petition of a lover when being treated to luxuriously appointed accommodations, where fresh flowers, chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of chilled Champagne await? Couples will indulge in a three-course dinner in The Lafayette, the hotel’s elegant dining destination overlooking Lafayette Square and The White House. This special dinner is curated by Executive Chef Nicolas Legret and is complemented by a bottle of fine wine to pair perfectly with the meal.

Additionally, as part of The Perfect Proposal Package, lovebirds will explore the romance of the city’s picturesque National Mall with a two-hour private car tour, which can be reserved before or after dinner in The Lafayette. Washingtonians who want to get engaged have plenty of beautiful venues to choose as Concierge Leire Falcon, a member of the Les Clefs d’Or, the national organization of hotel lobby concierges, has compiled her top ten picturesque backdrops to ensure an unforgettable proposal in the nation’s capitol:

• The Tidal Basin, the scenic reservoir between the Potomac River and the Washington Channel, which offers views of the Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and the George Mason Memorial. The Tidal Basin is free and open to the public.

Bishop’s Garden at the National Cathedral, lovebirds can wander through the tranquil gardens within the National Cathedral's 59-acre campus. Admission is priced at $12 per person and free on Sundays.

Dumbarton Oaks, a historic estate in the Georgetown neighborhood with an expansive 27-acre park, terraced garden rooms, and vistas. Entry into Dumbarton Oaks is free.

Meridian Hill Park, this structured urban park features the longest thirteen basin cascading fountain in North America. Entry into Meridian Hill Park is free.

• The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden offers guests free entry into an elegant yet informal garden with a dramatic fountain, which serves as an ice rink in winter.

• The Spanish Steps, a secluded and romantic urban arrangement situated in the Kalorama neighborhood, which mimics Rome's famous Spanish steps. The Spanish Steps is free and open to the public.

Hillwood Estate, a decorative arts museum and 25-acre garden once belonging to businesswoman, socialite, philanthropist and collector Marjorie Merriweather Post. Admission is priced at $18 per person.

National Arboretum, a 446-acre park dedicated to botanical research with free entry.

• The DC War Memorial, a hidden treasure, tucked among the trees, honors local Washington residents who died in World War I. The DC War Memorial offers free entry.

• The Lincoln Memorial, a popular DC landmark, which towers over the Reflecting Pool and boasts romantic sunset views. The Lincoln memorial is open 24 hours a day and offers free entry.

The Perfect Proposal Package also includes full American Breakfast for couples in the privacy of their room along with two Champagne crystal glasses as a keepsake of this unforgettable occasion.  The package is priced from $799 (excluding tax and gratuity) for a superior room for two adults for one night. Reservations may be made by calling (202) 638-6600 or via the website: http://www.hayadams.com/washington-dc-romance-packages. The package must be reserved at least three days (72 hours) in advance. A credit card is required at the time of booking with a three-day (72 hours) cancellation policy.

The 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."  Ranked the No. 1 Top Hotel in Washington, DC and the No. 5 Best Hotel in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards in 2017, the hotel is just minutes from the Smithsonian, the Museums, the Washington Monument, the National 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 www.hayadams.com.