Tuesday, April 16, 2024
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Spring Hotel Packages for the National Cherry Blossom Festival

Washington, DC officially kicked off the spring season over the weekend with the Opening Ceremony for the National Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20 – April 17, 2022). This year marks the festival’s 110th anniversary, which will include several celebratory ways to welcome the spring season, including the Blossom Kite Festival (March 26), The National Cherry Blossom Parade (April 9), Petalpalooza (April 16), and much more! 

And if you want to indulge in a spring getaway to the U.S. capital, you may want to consider booking your stay at several hotels welcoming out-of-towners who want to marvel at the cherry blossom art sculptures found throughout the city, take part in the fun events scheduled for the four-week event, or visitors who want to explore the free museums and other famous sites the city has to offer. 

The Ven at Embassy Row
You may want to consider staying at The Ven at Embassy Row, conveniently located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. The new hotel is offering an eclectic Cherry Blossoms Package, starting at $154 per night. The perks below will be presented in a custom “Ven” tote bag to guests upon check-in:

  • A Cherry Blossom-themed welcome amenity upon arrival featuring the Old Ox Brewery FestivALE Cherry Saison and a box of chocolate-covered cherries
  • A collection of hand-painted commemorative postcards by renowned local artist Carlos Carmonamedina
  • The official National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorative lapel pin
  • $15 ride-sharing app credit to and from the Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossom trees or to explore the city 

The Dupont Circle
The Dupont Circle hotel – part of the Doyle Collection which has Irish lineage – has already shifted from the Green of St. Patrick’s Day to the pink of cherry blossom season. Their Dupont in Bloom Package includes overnight accommodation in a beautifully appointed room with these added-value amenities:

  • A Whispering Angel brunch takeover at Pembroke restaurant and a three-course cherry blossom dinner menu (each course has cherries incorporated)
  • Cherry Blossom whiskey flight and cocktails at Doyle bar (The Yuki’s Gibson features Nikka Gin, Hana-Kohaku Plum Sake, Pink Peppercorn, and Carpano)
  • The Cherry Blossom stay package includes one nights’ stay, breakfast, two splits of Whispering Angel upon check-in, and the three-course Cherry Blossom dinner for two (not including alcohol).
Cherry Blossom Trees around the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC (Photo Credit: Andy He on Unsplash)
Cherry Blossom Trees around the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC (Photo Credit: Andy He on Unsplash)

The St. Regis Washington, DC
If you’re looking to splurge a little, you may want to consider staying at the luxurious St. Regis Washington, DC, located on Black Lives Matter Plaza. The St. Regis is offering a Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea and cherry blossom-themed packages, ranging in per night rates between $479 to $10,500.

Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea
In honor of the whimsical pink flowers flourishing around the city, The St. Regis has placed a unique twist on its renowned afternoon tea. The extraordinary presentation features a cherry blossom tea tree, with beautifully prepared desserts hanging from the tree’s branches, surrounded by a selection of mouth-watering savory bites at the tree’s base. 

Guests attending the Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea can choose from a fine selection of luxurious teas from Dammann Frères, including an exclusive custom blended cherry blossom tea, alongside delectable cherry blossom-inspired bites and treats. Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea is available Wednesdays through Sundays, March 16, 2022, through April 24, 2022, from 1 pm to 5 pm at $75 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Guests can book on OpenTable or by calling the hotel directly.

Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea (Photo Credit: The St. Regis Washington, DC)
Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea (Photo Credit: The St. Regis Washington, DC)

Cherry Blossom Overnight Packages at The St. Regis
For those seeking luxurious accommodations and unique experiences over the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the hotel will offer two additional overnight packages, available for reservations online.

Cherry Blossom Suite Indulgence Package
This package is available from March 16 through April 24, 2022, with rates starting from $479. 

  • Accommodations in a guestroom or suite
  • Cherry Blossom dessert welcome amenity prepared by the hotel’s pastry team
  • Complimentary use of St. Regis e-bicycles for exploring DC’s cherry blossoms in style
  • Breakfast for two in-room or suite
  • Complimentary valet parking
Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC (Photo Credit: Zayn Shah on Unsplash)
Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC (Photo Credit: Zayn Shah on Unsplash)

The Cherry Blossom Suite Experience
The hotel has once again transformed one of its signature St. Regis Suites into an extraordinary Cherry Blossom Suite, where guests will be able to sleep amidst the cherry blossoms and luxuriate with an array of curated cherry blossom room amenities. The suite features a custom cherry blossom floral wall created by local florist, Multiflor, in the bedroom of the suite, faux cherry blossom trees, cherry blossom flower arrangements, sumptuous silk cherry blossom robes, luxurious cherry blossom bath products from L’Occitane, cherry blossom tea and dessert, amenities, and more. The Cherry Blossom Suite Experience is available for reservations online from March 16 – April 24, 2022, starting at $1,379.

  • Accommodations in the St. Regis Cherry Blossom Suite
  • Luxurious Cherry Blossom Suite Amenities: silk cherry blossom robes, luxurious cherry blossom bath products and candles, and more
  • Cherry Blossom dessert welcome amenity prepared by the hotel’s pastry team
  • Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea experience for two
  • Complimentary use of St. Regis e-bicycles for exploring DC’s cherry blossoms in style
  • Breakfast for two in-room or suite
  • Complimentary valet parking
Cherry Blossom Suite (Photo Credit: The St. Regis Washington, DC)
Cherry Blossom Suite (Photo Credit: The St. Regis Washington, DC)

Cherry Blossom Suite Extravagance Package
This package is available from March 16 through April 24, 2022, with rates starting from $10,500 per night for a two-night minimum stay.

  • Accommodations in the hotel’s luxurious Presidential Suite
  • Luxurious Cherry Blossom Amenities: silk cherry blossom robes, luxurious cherry blossom bath products, invigorating cherry blossom scented candles, a beautiful cherry blossom welcome dessert amenity, cherry blossom tea, and more
  • Cherry Blossom Welcome Cocktails upon check-in
  • Cherry Blossom dessert welcome amenity, prepared by the hotel’s pastry team
  • Complimentary use of St. Regis e-bicycles for exploring DC’s cherry blossoms in style  
  • Private guided tour of the cherry blossoms with the DC Cycling Concierge  
  • Picnic for two to bring on your cherry blossom excursion
  • Professional photographer for the day, capturing photos of you experiencing DC’s iconic cherry blossoms
  • Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea experience in the hotel’s lobby or in-suite.
  • Private Champagne Sabering class in-suite
  • Breakfast for two in-suite
  • St. Regis Butler Service
  • Luxury transportation to and from the airport 

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