WASHINGTON | DC
Be sure to see the virtual tour! Perfect location, unsurpassed amenities, elegant contemporary styling -- this West End luxury apartment has all this and more. A spacious 1846 square-foot layout features an entry foyer, light-filled open plan living-dining space with hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances and wine cabinet, full primary bedroom suite with ample closet space and a large second bedroom en suite bathroom. The living areas feature city views with Western exposure and a private balcony, while the bedrooms give onto the landscaped inner courtyard/garden with water feature, also with a private balcony. The residences at the Ritz Carlton define luxury amenities: 24-hour doormen and unparalleled personal concierge service, valet parking, and all the services of the Ritz Carlton, maid, room service, laundry, and more, at your disposal. Inside access to the hotel and restaurants. Enjoy special rates at Ritz Carlton hotels and resorts worldwide. Or stay at home where the West End has it all! All the shopping, dining, and entertainment you need are at your door, with Metro close-by. Let the valet park your car and leave it!
Stretching from the Potomac River to the western edge of Georgetown, Foggy Bottom takes its name from the fog that naturally lingers here. It’s marked by big-name cultural and diplomatic edifices as well as the southern end of Rock Creek Park. It’s bordered by the West End, a hotel- and restaurant-rich zone next to Georgetown. The biggest draw for tourists and residents? The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Potomac River-side performing arts center is a living memorial dedicated to President John F. Kennedy, known for his promotion of culture. World-class music, dance and drama performances take place here nearly every day of the year on nine stages. The Millennium Stage hosts free shows nightly at 6 p.m., too.
Other landmarks include the U.S. Department of State, where the art- and antique-loaded Diplomatic Reception rooms can be toured by appointment. Look for Chippendale furniture and rare landscape paintings. The IMF and World Bank make their homes here too, and lend an international vibe to the whole zone. The Watergate building, site of the 1972 Democratic National Committee break-in that ignited a scandal, still holds apartments and a recently rehabbed hotel with a fab rooftop bar. Foggy Bottom also holds the southernmost end of Rock Creek Park, DC’s 2,100 acre greenspace. Pick up biking and running trails near the Kennedy Center for riverside views and nature-viewing ops.
Restaurants and bars thrive here, too, many serving George Washington University, where the urban campus takes up several blocks. Try Tonic at Quigley’s Pharmacy for brews and tater tots with the undergrads or Founding Farmers restaurant for hearty farm-to-plate fare in a mod, buzzy space. In the West End, upmarket restaurants include the Michelin-starred Blue Duck Tavern for elegant seasonal American fare like local oysters, wood-fired vegetables and duck.