As the chair of Global Progress, last week I had the honor to host Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy for a discussion on the future of progressive politics.
The Jefferson in Washington, D.C. was ranked the second best U.S. hotel of 1,775 lodgings around the country, according to U.S. News and World Report, jumping 8 positions from last year’s rankings.
The rankings are based on industry awards and independent reviews from travelers and experts, who evaluated more than 2,500 hotels with a 4- to 5-star rating.
Read more via washingtonpost.com: D.C. hotel nabs No. 2 spot in ranking of top U.S. luxury lodgings
It was a mix of Silicon Valley and Washington veterans at the Jefferson Hotel for the Washington Women Technology Network (WWTN) lunch honoring Megan Smith, the White House Chief Technology Officer.
Guests heard from Smith, the president’s top technology adviser, about plans to bring technology solutions to some of the country’s biggest challenges.
“We have started a ‘cyber-sprint’…very quickly to audit everything that’s going on and make a couple really fast upgrades that we need to just fill a bunch of holes. … I think what you’re seeing is a real collaborative set of people coming together and starting to work together,” Smith explained.
Read more, watch the livestream, and download the Washington Insider podcast from the event on whcinsider.com: Washington Women Technology Network honors Megan Smith, White House Chief Technology Officer
The 4th of July is a time to celebrate our freedom as ensured by the Declaration of Independence. The principle author of that document, Thomas Jefferson, is someone I have come to know much more about over the past several years of renovating and re-launching a hotel, The Jefferson, in Washington, DC.
A curious man, President Jefferson was an enthusiastic inventor of many practical items. We have taken great pride in designing a hotel we think Jefferson would have appreciated in terms of design and service. The property also hosts original Jefferson-signed documents and books on his favorite subjects. I’m proud of the work we’ve done to restore this beautiful property and tribute to our third president, located just steps from the White House.
It seems appropriate that President Jefferson passed away on July 4, the day he made famous, in 1826. On this Independence Day, let us take time to honor our founding fathers and all those who have served our country over the past 238 years to guarantee our freedom, particularly those who have served and continue to serve in our military.
With St. Patrick’s Day upon us, it’s time to enjoy yourself at Quill, Jefferson Hotel’s elegant lounge. Quill, as part of the Jefferson Hotel which was beautifully restored by Ogden CAP Properties, LLC with Connie Milstein, is getting inspired with the holiday.
The Quill Cocktails on St. Patrick’s Day will include an 1800’s Irish coffee recipe, a specialty four leaf clover Mojito that is made with fresh limes, a fresh watercress and tarragon mixed with Bluecoat gin and green tea liquor, and an Irish Whiskey tasting. The Irish Whiskey tasting will include: Jameson 12 years, Knappogue 12 years and Clontarf.
If that’s not enough, Quill is also offering great fun to the first 70 guests. They will be able to sample one of the homemade four leaf clover St. Patrick’s Day cookies. Quill is getting into the holiday spirit and looks forward to welcoming guests to do so as well.