This Cherry Blossom season, guests can help preserve and protect the Cherry Blossoms and DC’s Tidal Basin with an exclusive luxury VIP experience at the Willard InterContinental. Situated in the heart of Washington, D.C., just blocks from the iconic Tidal Basin and famed Cherry Blossom trees, the Willard InterContinental is offering a one-of-a-kind Cherry Blossom experience for those who not only want to experience their beauty but also want to help preserve and protect them for generations to come.
Luxury Cherry Blossom Experience in Washington, D.C.
is helping preserve the seasonal beauties
Between March 13th and April 18th, both Peacock Alley and The Willard’s lobby will be adorned with the prominently pink signature blossoms to celebrate the city-wide festival while also paying homage to the hotel’s storied history with Japan, after hosting the first-ever Japanese delegation.
Embracing its role and rich history with Cherry Blossoms, The Willard is offering an over-the-top luxury cherry blossom experience that includes:
- Accommodations at the luxurious Willard InterContinental in a presidential suite or room type of choice
- Mini massage for two at Mynd Spa & Salon at the Willard InterContinental (redeemable during reservation dates only)
- Daily breakfast for two in Cafe du Parc
- Cherry Blossom themed welcome gift
- Welcome amenity
- Valet parking for one vehicle
- Private 1.5-hour tour on foot, by electric bike or luxury vehicle, of the Tidal Basin including the famed cherry blossom trees and the iconic monuments that surround them
- Seating at the Willard InterContinental’s popular Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea service (available Friday – Sunday)
And, as a way to give back and help preserve and protect the Tidal Basin and surrounding historic trees, 15% of proceeds from this exclusive experience benefit the ‘Giving Back Campaign’, a fundraising initiative to support the Save the Tidal Basin campaign and the Cherry Tree Endowment Fund.
Stay dates: March 13 – April 18, 2020. Must book 72 hours in advance. Minimum 2-night stay.
Rates start at $449 per night. Experience enhancements for an additional fee.
A Stupendous Afternoon Tea: Cherry Blossom Tea
A spin on the traditional afternoon tea, the Cherry Blossom menu will be infused with Japanese elements from the sandwiches, like the Lemon-Scented Cream Cheese and Cucumber, to the pastries and scones created by the talented Jason Jimenez. Reflected in menu items like the Jasmine Tea Shortbread Cookie or Orange Blossom Almond Tart, Jimenez has added a Japanese twist to some of his favorite recipes. Perhaps the most unique creation will be the Matcha Green Tea Scone which incorporates Matcha powder and will be served with Devonshire cream and house-made cherry curd. Additionally, the J’ewey Tea Company has custom created a special Jasmine Cherry Blossom Tea blend, which is a blend of freshly dried cranberries, blackberries, raspberries, hibiscus, rose hips and green tea leaves laid over jasmine flowers for three days. The Round Robin Bar will also pay tribute to the festival by offering a Sakura Martini consisting of Chopin Vodka, Sake, Kirsch Eau de Vie and garnished with an edible Sakura Blossom, while Café du Parc will feature a Matcha Green Tea Crème Brulee topped with a sesame seed brand snap and fresh strawberries.
The Willard offers an unmatched celebration with the Cherry Blossom Tea, held Thursday through Sunday, beginning on March 20th, 2020 and available through April 12th, 2020. Sittings are offered between 1 pm and 4 pm for $75 per person, $85 including champagne and $35 per child.
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