Hotel at a Glance: Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University
On the edge of Gallaudet University—one of the world’s few universities designed to accommodate deaf and hard-of-hearing students—sits the Kellogg Conference Hotel. It’s conveniently located near major sites in DC but removed from the bustle of downtown. The guest rooms are well equipped for business travelers, with marble-topped desks, Sorenson video phones, and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Downstairs, grab a light lunch at the Internet bar.
- Seasonal cuisine is served at the Bistro, whose rotating menu features artistically plated dishes made from local produce and organic ingredients.
- Signature wines from California, Argentina, New Zealand, Spain, and Chile are on the menu at the breaklounge.
- Squeeze in a workout in the fitness center.
- Green initiatives: The hotel uses an in-house recyclable water-filtration system, energy-efficient thermostats, and efficient-flow water fixtures.
NoMa, Washington, DC: Architectural Landmarks near the Capitol
Perhaps the most visited site in NoMa is Union Station, though not for the obvious reason—in addition to handling thousands of passengers per day, the Beaux Arts structure is a landmark for its classic architecture influenced by the Arch of Constantine and Baths of Diocletian. Fine architecture is the norm in NoMa; it also has the Woodward & Lothrop Service Warehouse, once an upscale department store in the early 20th century. The building’s Streamline Moderne style earned it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.
For first-time visitors to DC, the National Mall is a must-see. The vast swath stretches 2.5 miles east from the Lincoln Memorial past the soaring Washington Monument to the Capitol Building on the other end. Stop to see the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, which features a series of waterfalls, sculptures, and inspiring quotes from the 32nd president. The best time to visit the mall may be at dusk, when the monuments are lit up and crowds are sparse.