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                                                                                       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.

				
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