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Dupont Circle Hotel Serves Up Something Special for Cherry Blossom Festival

April 9, 2013 - WASHINGTON, DC

Washington, DC is once again the center of spring celebrations, as the National Cherry Blossom Festival brings nearly a month of tours, exhibitions, parades, parties, performances and more to the city. For those who simply want a taste of the festival or a way to cap off a great day of events, the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel is offering festival-inspired dishes and drinks at its M Brasserie and Bar.

Available throughout the festival, closing on April 14th, the Foggy Bottom restaurant is offering Japanese-inspired dishes from executive chef Devon Capili and a festival-themed cocktail, all at prices that won't break the bank.

Stop in for lunch, dinner or an afternoon snack at this hotel near Adams Morgan and enjoy an ahi tuna sashimi salad with white asparagus and yuzu dressing ($15), or salmon yakitori with stir-fried vegetables and wasabi-pepper sauce ($14). Need a post-work pick-me-up? Try the refreshing Cherry Blossom Cooler cocktail made with Grey Goose Citron, dark cherry juice, fresh mint and soda ($12).

Beyond the festival specials, M Brasserie and Bar offers a wide-ranging menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The stylish lobby bar and restaurant features a communal table where guests can hold impromptu meetings and celebrations, or meet new friends. Enjoy a meal of salads, pizzas, sliders, sandwiches and satisfying entrees, and pair them with a number of drink options. Classic cocktails feature fresh juices, herbs and fine liquors such as the Cosmo Thymes Ten with Hendricks gin, cranberry juice and fresh thyme. Cosmopolitan creations are inspired by Andy Warhol's Factory Days and include smooth and simple vermouth-based drinks mixed with fresh juices, muddled fruits and herbs; try the Pop Art'ini or Velvet Edie. To liven things up, the Dupont Circle restaurant's creative cocktails incorporate vitamin-C rich fizzies™ into drinks such as the tequila-based Lobby Lizard.

This hotel is a great location for a special meal and the perfect base for attending the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Cruise through Georgetown on a modern boat, passing the city's major monuments and blossoming cherry trees; explore more than 100 years of kimonos; bike along the river; discover Japanese theater, dance and drumming; and take the entire family to watch the festival's popular parade. For a full list of events and information, visit

About the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel
Offering style, sophistication, convenience and comfort in the heart of the nation's capital, the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel is the top choice for both business and leisure travel. Minutes from Georgetown University, George Washington University, Foggy Bottom and the DC Metro, this tourist-friendly hotel is surrounded by dining, shops and museums in Adams-Morgan and Dupont Circle. Guest rooms and suites are boutique-sleek with luxury bedding, coffee/tea service, a desk, Aveda bath amenities, a 37-inch flat-screen HDTV, wireless Internet access, iPod dock and room service. Whether business or the big day bring visitors to this DC hotel, its nearly 14,000 square feet of event space, professional planners and custom catering can help create the perfect function, from meetings and conferences to weddings and family reunions. Burn off some steam in the fitness center, or de-stress with a comforting coffee and delicious pastry at Illy Caffe. For signature drinks and creative dishes, head to this Dupont Circle hotel's M Brasserie and Bar.

About Renaissance Hotels
Renaissance Hotels represents a diverse collection of more than 150 hotels in 35 countries worldwide. Each property is unique, offering passionate travelers a one-of-kind experience and memories they will be sure to take with them long after they depart. Within every hotel, guests are greeted by an exceptional array of amenities and an inspiring world of local discoveries. For travelers looking to experience something new, innovative and locally driven programs including the industry leading entertainment platform RLife LIVE as well R Navigator, ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. Renaissance Hotels. Live Life To Discover. To discover more visit

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Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel
1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037


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