It all started with a single vacuum. In the 1920s, Electrolux took off thanks to designer Gustaf Sahlin and his invention of the canister vacuum, which could clean floors more efficiently than other models and didn't produce tiny tornados in the living room. Much of Sahlin's original design has remained throughout the decades and continues in the company's current vacuum line, which has grown to include uprights and central vacuum systems. In 2003, the company entered the new millennium with even more products and a new name: Aerus Electrolux. The change in moniker reflects its expansion into new areas, including systems for water purification and air filtration.
Founded in 1944 and accredited by the Humane Society in 1977, the private, nonprofit Animal Welfare League of Arlington has helped generations of stray and abandoned animals live out their days in loving, permanent homes. Hundreds of volunteers carry out services ranging from low-cost spaying and neutering for low-income families and individuals and humane education program to animal control. Within the shelter, scores of dogs, cats, and small critters such as rabbits, guinea pigs, and parakeets await new owners to take them home once the staff has ensured their full health and good behavior. The League also hosts several events throughout the year, from an annual springtime Walk for the Animals to classes that help parents prepare their existing pets for the arrival of a new baby with its swaddling blanket made of roast beef.
When searching for a new dentist, patients prize a light touch almost as much as they do extensive training or whiz-bang technology. Fortunately, Tarek Mogharbel, DDS—who worked in District of Columbia General Hospital’s oral-surgery department and is a certified Invisalign and Lumineers practitioner—and his partner, Sun Park, DDS, both describe themselves as gentle people. This character trait translates to each of their cosmetic and family dentistry services. The doctors take special care no matter the procedure, whether it’s an exam for an anxious youngster, a teeth-whitening treatment for an adult, or a new set of porcelain veneers for a ventriloquist’s dummy locked in an eternal, unfeeling grin.
There may be fancier spots for pet gear around town, but when it comes to the basics for the family dog, cat, rabbit or fish, Pro Feed Pet Nutrition Center is top-notch. The Palisades store is stocked with everything from dry and canned food to leashes and pet beds. Pro Feed doubles as a pet version of GNC, with nutritional supplements and health aids for animals with allergies, anxiety or digestive issues. For those who like doggy fashion, Pro Feed sells hair and nail styling tools, and also has a range of dog footwear, including novelty tennis shoes for pups.
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.
The confidence of Angels Hair & Skin Care's staff of hairstylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians puts clients at ease as soon as they enter the day spa. In addition to routinely seeking out techniques and mastering new trends, the team members employ professional-grade products in their everyday treatments. These lines include everything from Moroccanoil and Goldwell hair-conditioning balms to Shellac and OPI nail polishes. Equipped with high-end shampoos and conditioners, the stylists can recreate a classical look or devise a more modern hairdo by incorporating asymmetry or holographic bangs. Beyond hairdos, the staff can also pamper its clients with indulgent mani-pedis, body treatments, and facials that rejuvenate skin tone using 24-karat gold, Vitamin C-rich salves, or a customized selection of skincare products.