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A Tale of Three Luxe Georgetown Hotels: Where 'Big Names' Stay

Four Seasons, Capella and The Graham are the places you might find visiting celebs, according to The Washington Post.

Luxury hotel Capella is on The Washington Post's radar as a possible celebrity hot spot. TV's Tim Gunn was spotted at their Rye Bar last fall. Capella photo
Luxury hotel Capella is on The Washington Post's radar as a possible celebrity hot spot. TV's Tim Gunn was spotted at their Rye Bar last fall. Capella photo
Monday morning's Washington Post notes not one Georgetown hotel, not two, but three on its short list of four luxury DC hotels where some of the biggest names stay (or The Post predicts they will) when they come to town.

One of the hotels, Four Seasons Hotel Washington, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, is sort of a mainstay on the posh hotel list. The Post's sources call it "ground zero" for celebrity sightings, such as Owen Wilson and crew who "liked being around the center of everything" when they were in town several years back shooting Sony Pictures' How Do You Know. (The Royal Suite offers its own private entrance, bulletproof windows and amazing views from its spacious terrace.)

Newcomers to the luxe hotel list? Capella, at 1050 31st St. NW and The Graham Georgetown, 1075 Thomas Jefferson St. NW.

The Post mentions DC native Tim Gunn, star of Lifetime TV's Project Runway: Under the Gunn who was spotted having a cocktail at The Rye Bar at Capella last fall. Not sure if he stayed at the hotel, which features designer beds with Pratesi linens.

The Post notes that The Graham once attracted crooner Frank Sinatra (when it was Hotel Monticello, according to Fodor's); you can order up an "Old Blue Eyes" on the cocktail menu.

The other luxe hotel on the short list that is not located in Georgetown? The Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Most recently, it's where George Clooney and Matt Damon stayed, the Post notes, when they were in town to screen their The Monuments Men film at the White House.

There ought to be plenty of celebrity sightings to go around come May 3, the date for the White House Correspondents' Dinner, which usually attracts a huge Hollywood crowd.

Which one of these hotels would you most like to visit?

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