PRESORTED FIRST CLASS MAIL U.S. POSTAGE PAID BALTIMORE, MD 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW PERMIT NO. 5393 Washington, DC 20004 Holiday Newsletter 2010 Holiday lobbyiNg Holiday Lobbying in the grandeur of the Willard lobby has evolved into one of Washington’s most festive choral programs. The free music performances take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. December 1 Arlington Children’s Chorus December 2 The Colonial Singers December 3 Alexandria Singers December 4 The Encore Singers December 7 The Suspicious Cheese Lords December 8 Musica Oriana December 9 Fairfax Choral Society December 10 Carmina & Illuminaire December 11 Open Fifths December 12 Washington Chorus December 14 Voce Chamber Singers December 15 Visitation Chorus December 16 Philomela December 17 McLean Symphony Festival Singers December 18 Vox Pulchre December 21 Potomac Harmony Chorus December 22 Children’s Chorus of Washington December 23 The City Singers Visit www.washington.intercontinental.com for the most updated choir schedule and details on our other holiday events. Performances and schedule are subject to change. a Holiday message tHaNKsgiViNg feasts Jim Veil, geNeral maNager tHaNKsgiViNg brUNCH iN In January, I was honored to be placed at the helm of Washington’s most tHe willard room aNd famous hotel located near one of the world’s most prestigious addresses. tHe Crystal room As the year draws to a close I reflect with great pride on the excitement of This traditional Thanksgiving feast will display a tasty this year, the hotel’s accomplishments, the dedication of our colleagues and array of autumnal offerings on our plentiful buffet. the continued support of our loyal customers. Children will have their very own Thanksgiving Buffet and entertainment. Seatings are at 11:00 a.m., Early this year, we completed the first phase of our rooms and major suites 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, refurbishment. The new décor reflects a fresh and vibrant combination of November 25. Price is $69 per adult, $35 for children fabrics and color, creating a warm and inviting environment for our guests. ages 5 through 12 and free for children under 5. Price excludes tax and gratuity. I hope that you enjoy this year’s holiday newsletter. We continually try to present compelling activities and events to encourage you, your friends and your families to enjoy our great, historic hotel. The holidays are a willard oN wiNgs particularly nice time to enjoy the flavors, sounds and sites of the season. This carry-out holiday feast includes a 10 to 12-pound, From our Holiday Afternoon Tea to our festive brunches, to enjoying a or 22 to 24-pound turkey (serving four to six people for seasonal cocktail in the lobby during one of our many free, live choral $ 175, or eight to ten for $275) with cranberry sauce and performances, we want to welcome you into our hotel. gravy, four side dishes, freshly baked rolls and pie. To order, please call (202) 637-7350. When picking up The year 2011 marks America’s 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil your order, simply dial (202) 637-7466, pop the trunk War. Partnering with some of DC’s major cultural and historic institutions, and we will take care of the rest. All orders must be our hotel will commemorate this time of great sacrifice and change in our placed by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 22, and nation’s history. Be on the lookout for the Willard Hotel and the Civil War exclude tax and are subject to a 18% service charge. schedule of events. tHaNKsgiViNg The Willard InterContinental continues to be a leader in responsible aCCommodatioNs business. Most recently we celebrated InterContinental Hotel Group’s very Diners who have made reservations at the Willard first Responsible Business Day on September 21—a day where each can take advantage of our Thanksgiving rate beginning InterContinental Hotel throughout the world donated time to give back to at $239 per night, from November 24 through their local communities. Working along side the National Park Service and November 29. For guest room reservations, please the Earth Conservation Corps, Willard employees spent a day in Pershing call (202) 628-9100 and request the special “Holiday” Park mulching, cleaning and beautifying our adopted park located just across room rate. the street from our hotel. We continue our efforts to minimize the impact of our footprint by reducing energy usage, recycling and supporting our Reservations are necessary for holiday dining events and can be local community. made by calling our Holiday Hotline at (202) 637-7350. Complimentary valet parking is provided for all guests dining in our Wishing you and your families a joyous blessing for the holidays and the restaurants for lunch, dinner and afternoon tea. Beverages are New Year and a bountiful 2011. included only where indicated. Tax and gratuity are excluded. Front Cover Photo: Willard’s City Hotel in 1853. Sketch of Abraham Lincoln departing for President Franklin Pierce’s inauguration. A tree was added to celebrate the holidays. festiVe CUliNary offeriNgs CHristmas day brUNCH iN tHe willard room aNd tHe Crystal room Our festive Christmas Day holiday brunch offers something for the entire family. With seatings at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., this festive brunch is priced at $75 per adult and $35 for children ages 5 through 12 and free for children under 5. Café dU ParC Holiday offeriNgs Café du Parc will be open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day offering a seasonal menu. Lunch is available noon through 2:00 p.m., dinner will be offered from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m and brunch is offered on Sundays from noon to 2:30 p.m. A list of hand selected French wines is available to complement your perfect meal. Reservations are suggested. roUNd robiN & sCotCH bar Jingle Bell Julep Sugar plum Toddy 1 oz. Maker’s Mark Bourbon 1 oz. Mandarin Orange Vodka 1/2 oz. raspberry liquor 1/2 oz. Triple Sec 1/2 oz. Triple Sec 1/2 oz. Rumplemintz fresh mint dash of Framboise fresh raspberries hot water Muddle ingredients and serve Mix ingredients and garnish with over crushed ice. raspberries or an orange twist. festiVe Holiday tea iN PeaCoCK alley The Willard’s Afternoon Tea in Peacock Alley, priced at $39 per person or $49 with a glass of Champagne, will be offered Friday through Sunday from November 5 through the month of November. Tea will be served daily throughout December (except December 25, 26 and 31) and starts at 1:00 p.m. on weekends and 2:00 p.m. on weekdays. Reservations are necessary; call (202) 942-7000 or (202) 637-7350. stoCKiNg stUffer CorNer Gift certificates are available in denominations of $50 and $100 and can be used for guest rooms, or any of the Willard’s dining and beverage venues. Certificates may be purchased at our front desk. Reservations are necessary for holiday dining events and can be made by calling our Holiday Hotline at (202) 637-7350. Complimentary valet parking is provided for all guests dining in our restaurants for lunch, dinner and afternoon tea. Beverages are included only where indicated. Tax and gratuity are excluded. Celebrate tHe seasoN wiNter weeKeNd PaCKages CHristmas rates red door sPa tHe willard room On weekends from November 24 through January 8 Celebrate Christmas at the Willard. For those who Share the gifts of the season at Elizabeth Arden The Willard Room is one of Washington’s premiere enjoy a Deluxe Guest Room at the Willard with rates have reservations for one of our holiday dining Red Door Spa, the most celebrated doorway to beauty, event spaces—a private venue for the city’s most notable starting from $259 per room per night. Breakfast for two experiences on December 25, we will be pleased to harmony and well-being. Inspired by the spirit of the weddings, meetings and special occasions. The elegant and valet parking may be added with rates starting from extend a special room rate of $239 in a Deluxe Guest holidays, our trio of exclusive spa packages includes a room can accommodate up to 250 guests. To book $ 339 per room, per night. Room for your stay. limited edition 100th anniversary candle to be enjoyed events, contact our catering office at (202) 637-7325. all year-round. sUgarPlUm PaCKage New year’s eVe PaCKage oCCideNtal grill & seafood Available December 2 through December 26, this Ring in the New Year in private and treat that special Treat yourself and the special ones in your life with a Adjacent to the Willard, the Occidental Grill & Seafood package includes overnight accommodations, breakfast someone to an evening in luxury and romance at the Red Door gift certificate that will truly be cherished and has been praised for its outstanding cuisine and service. for two, overnight valet parking, premium orchestra Willard. Starting at $619 for a Deluxe Guest Room, our remembered. We’ve expanded the wellness benefits to For every $100 in gift certificates purchased, a $20 gift seating for The Washington Ballet’s The Nutcracker at New Year’s Eve Package includes a bottle of Möet & include a complimentary $30 spa card with every gift certificate will be issued to the purchaser for their the Warner Theatre and a special holiday amenity of Chandon White Star Champagne, valet parking and certificate or gift card purchase of $200 or more (offer personal use. Host your holiday party and surround sugar plums and nuts. Enjoy Deluxe Guest Room breakfast for two. available from November 2 through December 25, yourself with Washington’s most exclusive photographic accommodations for two guests starting at $499; add 2010; restrictions apply). To book an appointment collection of famous personalities dating back to 1906. $ 100 for each additional guest. For the Washington For room reservations and holiday packages, please call or purchase gift cards or certificates, please call the The restaurant is open Christmas Eve and New Year’s Ballet schedule please call (800) 551-SEAT or visit (202) 628-9100 and request the package of your choice. Red Door Spa at the Willard at (202) 942-2700 or visit Eve. To place your reservations, purchase gift certificates www.washingtonballet.org. All package rates exclude 14.5% tax. www.reddoorspas.com. or for more information, call (202) 783-1475.