Walking into The Carlyle Club isn't quite time-travel, but it's not far off. Evoking both the look and feel of a swank, 1930s New York nightclub, the lounge and supper club combines swirling wallpaper, gilded mirrors, and lamp-lit tables with a robust entertainment calendar that encourages guests to strap on their dancing shoes and their singing-along snorkels.
It was 1978. A college dropout and a failed medical-school applicant had just brought together their combined life savings to rent an old gas station. Their plan was to resurrect the empty station and open their own restaurant. Their specialty: ice cream. So begins the story of legendary entrepreneurs Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, who are better known across the globe as Ben & Jerry. Their small, old-fashioned ice-cream parlor eventually became a Burlington, Vermont favorite, and before long, shops popped up all over the U.S. and in 25 other countries. Their brand easily attracted customers??homemade ice cream churned from wholesome, natural ingredients and blended into creative flavors. Some of their popular scoops include Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey, and Coffee Caramel Buzz.
Since infusing their first rich and creamy batches of ice cream with natural chunks of fruit, nuts, candies, and cookies, Ben and Jerry have also operated with a commitment to improve the quality of life locally, nationally, and internationally. They practice sustainable food production and business practices that respect the earth and environment. Ben & Jerry?s cartons are made from FSC-certified paper, which comes from forests that are managed for the protection of wildlife, and waste from Ben & Jerry?s plants generates energy to power farms. The company works tirelessly to reduce its carbon emissions; it strongly encourages customers to eat their ice cream in the darkest dark.
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Located in Alexandria (Old Town Alexandria), Hotel Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel is minutes from Gadsby's Tavern Museum and Alexandria City Hall. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Market Square and John Carlyle House.
Make yourself at home in one of the 241 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Relax and take in courtyard views from the privacy of your room. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature makeup/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreational amenities such as an indoor pool and a fitness facility.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary at scheduled times.
When you stay at Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, you'll be near the airport and close to Birchmere and Arlington National Cemetery. This hotel is close to Jefferson Memorial and Lincoln Memorial.
Make yourself at home in one of the 686 air-conditioned guestrooms. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and desks, as well as phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including a health club, a spa tub, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Additional amenities include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and room service (during limited hours) is provided. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a 24-hour business center, and business services. Planning an event in Arlington? This hotel has 23000 square feet (2070 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary at scheduled times.
Yes, hotel guests flock to The Pool at The Capitol Skyline Hotel's crystalline waters and the lounge chairs and sofas on the deck. But, a decade after the hotel's transformation into a fashionable but accessible vacation spot, the pool has become something of an open secret among DC locals. Anyone can buy a membership and spend the summer splashing around happily and ordering sangria from the poolside bar, just like a hip vegetarian shark. "It's a transporter device," mused The Washington Post's Hank Steuver in 2009. "Not for hard-core swimming, not for athleticism, but for feeling, for glamorous repose . . . Pretending it's anyplace else, anytime else, because it is." Weekly adults-only parties further the tropical-resort mood to the tune of both DJs and live bands.
If there's a vegetable that can't be pickled, Matt Bressan has yet to find it. As the owner of Fresh Crunch Pickles, he excels at brining and jarring veggies such as cucumbers, cabbage, beets, and ginger in an array of traditional flavors. He and his team showcase their gallery of pickled delights on a simple white and green-checked, picnic-style tablecloth every weekend at five Capital-area farmers markets. Bressan also inducts others into his art with pickling classes, which elucidate the basics of making sweet and spicy, bread-and-butter, and other pickle varieties. Every workshop includes a complimentary jar that students can take home and plant in their backyard to grow their own pickle tree.