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A prestigious, elegant business and hospitality hub in the heart of Washington, D.C. where you can connect with industry leaders, entertain guests, relax and unwind, and build community in a location steeped in American history. That’s precisely what The Willard Center has to offer.

The Willard Center is the ideal place for busy professionals like you to work, gather, dine, stay, and recharge.

Boasting top tier hospitality, rich history, a plethora of flexible workspace options, and proximity to high-end spas and restaurants, The Willard Center provides you with convenient access to everything you need.

The Willard Center notably is situated on one of the most recognizable street names in the world on Pennsylvania Avenue, a short walk from the White House, the National Mall, and some of the city’s most famed museums and historic sites.

The Willard Center is the ideal place to do your best work, meet clients and funders, entertain guests, unwind, and enjoy all that our nation’s capital has to offer.

Check out these 10 reasons to visit Washington, D.C.’s The Willard Center.

1. Elegant Private Offices and Coworking Spaces at The Willard Center

Take advantage of Carr Workplaces at The Willard Center’s scalable lease terms to keep your company’s operating expenses low and grow your real estate footprint as your business expands.

Our all-inclusive private offices, team spaces, coworking spaces, virtual offices, meeting and conference rooms, and event spaces provide the flexibility and scalability that your growing business demands.

2. The Historic Willard Intercontinental Hotel

The Willard Intercontinental Hotel, located within The Willard Center, is a AAA Four Diamond Hotel that is considered one of the most historic hotels in America.

For nearly 200 years, The Willard Intercontinental Hotel has been the gathering place for Washington, D.C.’s political elite, business leaders, foreign diplomats, government officials, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.

Soak in the history of the Willard Intercontinental Hotel and all that its beautiful, historic rooms and events spaces have to offer.

3. On-Site Restaurants and Spa

Need to entertain a client or squeeze in some much-needed relaxation time for yourself? Be sure to take advantage of the Willard Intercontinental Hotel at The Willard Center’s on-site restaurants Café du Parc and soon-opening Occidental, as well as The Willard Spa.

A Forbes Travel Guide recommended restaurant, Café du Parc offers classic French cuisine with a contemporary twist. Dine in style at Café du Parc, located on one of the most famous streets of the world, while enjoying the culinary delights prepared by Executive Chef Gyo Santa and his team. The Occidental, a new restaurant within the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, will open in the autumn of 2024.

The Willard Spa at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel is an oasis for busy professionals like you who need to unwind. Enjoy a relaxing massage, aromatherapy, European style skincare treatments, and more in a soothing environment that will help you recharge and renew.

4. Afternoon Tea in Peacock Alley

Named a Top 10 Place To Have Afternoon Tea Like a Royal by the Travel Channel, Afternoon Tea at The Willard Hotel is something you won’t want to miss!

Our traditional Afternoon Tea is held in the newly reimagined Peacock Alley in the Willard Intercontinental Hotel at The Willard Center.

Afternoon Tea includes a tempting array of savory sandwiches, delicious pastries, a variety of teas, and live harp music — the perfect way to impress guests and celebrate special occasions.

Our Afternoon Teas often have seasonal themes. Don’t miss our Holiday Afternoon Tea, available between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in December.

5. High Profile Location

Set yourself up for success by headquartering your business at one of the most sought-after business addresses in the world.
Located at 1455 Pennsylvania Ave. NW and just two blocks from the White House and National Mall, Carr Workplaces at The Willard Center provides you with a prestigious address for your business in the heart of the nation’s capital.

6. Convenient Access to Museums, Monuments

The Willard Center is in close proximity to Washington, D.C.’s museums and monuments, as well, including the new World War I Monument in Pershing Park, the Capitol Building, the White House, and the National Monument.

With The Willard Center as your home base, you and your guests can visit The John F. Kennedy Center, Washington National Cathedral, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, or one of Washington, D.C.’s other famous tourist attractions.

The Smithsonian Museums and Galleries — including the Natural History Museum, Air and Space Museum, and National Zoo — are just a 10-minute walk from The Willard Center, too.

7. Recent Condé Nast Awards

Earlier this month, The Willard Intercontinental  Hotel at The Willard Center was named the number one hotel in Washington, D.C. for 2023 in Condé Nast’s Readers Choice Awards. This is the Willard Intercontinental Hotel’s fifth Readers Choice Award.

“It’s hard to beat this hotel’s location and proximity to the city’s biggest sites; it’s a true grand dame of D.C., and the impeccable service won’t disappoint,” writes Laura Ratliff for Condé Nast. “It’s no surprise that everyone from Abraham Lincoln to Martin Luther King, Jr., have rested their heads here at some point.”

The Willard Intercontinental Hotel also recently was named to Condé Nast’s 2023 Readers Choice 50 Best Hotels in the World, ranked number three on this prestigious list of the world’s top hotels.

8. Historic Suites at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel

Speaking of history, how would you like to stay where Martin Luther King, Jr. finished penning his famous “I Have a Dream” speech just hours before delivering it on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963? That’s the type of rich history the Willard Intercontinental Hotel at The Willard Center has to offer.

Stay in or house one of your guests in one of the Willard Intercontinental Hotel’s presidential suites, named after former presidents that include Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln. With stunning views and luxurious furnishings, these exquisite suites tap into the hotel’s rich history.

9. Champagne Dinners, Holiday Brunches, Seasonal Tastings, and Other Must-Attend Events

The Willard Intercontinental Hotel at The Willard Center hosts some of D.C.’s most beloved and historic events.

Make this holiday season one to remember by enjoying everything that the historic Willard Intercontinental Hotel at The Willard Center has to offer. Don’t miss our famous Thanksgiving Brunch, a long-standing annual tradition for many families living in and visiting Washington, D.C.

Each night between December 1 and December 23, you’re invited to enjoy our nightly Holiday Caroling featuring choirs and choruses from across the D.C.

Be sure to join us for Christmas Brunch, as well, a much-anticipated event for many in the Washington, D.C. community and beyond.

10. Be Part of History

You’ll never know who you might run into at The Willard Center and its historic Willard Hotel. Rub elbows with leading entrepreneurs, foreign dignitaries, and Washington, D.C.’s movers and shakers when you work, entertain, gather, or stay at The Willard Center.

To discover what The Willard Center can offer you and your business, schedule a free tour or call our team at (866) 982-5803.

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