The Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C
Combining Oriental elegance with definitive American luxury, all of the 373 rooms and suites enjoy views over the elegant waterfront and Tidal Basin - unusual for a D.C hotel - or the majestic Jefferson Memorial. Close to Capitol Hill and the Smithsonian Institute, it exudes a refined sense of style and with its limestone facade and ornate columns stands out against nearby government buildings. Inside, the impressive lobby features ornate marble floors, lots of American walnut, plus vibrant Asian art and furniture, whilst the bathrooms are truly decadent with huge, deep bathtubs and separate walk-in shower. Spread over 10,500 feet, the spa has stunning facilities like an amethyst steam room, vitality pool, Zen relaxation area and ice fountain, plus a 50 foot swimming pool.