• Blog - February 2014

    Posts 2/1/2014 -2/28/2014


  1. The Jefferson Book Club Has Arrived!

    It's the Year of the Author at The Jefferson, DC and in conjunction with our year-long series of paying homage to some of the greats at our hotel, we are excited to announce our new Jefferson Book Club. 

    Each month, we will post discussion questions on the blog and on our Facebook page to encourage readers of all ages to get involved.

    Throughout the month of February, we've been reading the classic, Roots, by Alex Haley. Roots tells the story of Kunta Kinte who was kidnapped in Gambia in 1767 and transported to the Province of Maryland to be sold into slavery. This work eventually became a popular series on TV and Haley was presented with the Pulitzer Prize in 1977.

    Once Roots had been published, there was a spark of controversy as Haley claimed to be a seventh-generation descendant of Kunta Kinte, while others disputed the fact. 

    To this day, while the accuracy of Haley's claims may still be in question there is no denying that Roots is a classic tale. 

    Our question for the month is: Does reading Roots give you a greater sense of connection to or curiosity about your own family's background? 

    We want you to share your story and your thoughts with us! Feel free to post on the blog or on our Facebook page using #jeffersonbookclub. 

    Happy Reading!


  2. The Jefferson, DC Blog is Back!

    We had taken some time off from our blog, but we're back and ready to keep you up to date with all the special offers and programs that are going on at The Jefferson, DC.

    We're So Over Winter!


    We don't know about you but we are so over the snow and slush so we want you all to curl up by the fire at The Jefferson whether it's for a weekend getaway or a mid week vacation!

    Did you know that all reservations at The Jefferson inlcude: 

    • Complimentary wifi in all guest rooms
    • Complimentary phone calls worldwide
    • Complimentary filtered water in all guest rooms

    View amenities at The Jefferson, DC

    Book by/stay by February 28, 2014.

    For more information on this special offer or to view other offers, please visit us!

    The Year of the Author


    We are celebrating The Year of the Author throughout the hotel. From specialty cocktails in Quill to works by each month's featured author in the Book Room, it's a real page turner at The Jefferson!

    This month, our featured author is Alex Haley. Roots by Alex Haley tells the story of Kunta Kinte who was kidnapped in the Gambia in 1767 and transported to the Province of Maryland to be sold into slavery. This work eventually became a popular series on TV and Haley was presented with the Pulitzer Prize in 1977. Quill’s Alex Haley Cocktail features Applejack brandy from one of America’s oldest family distilleries. 

    Check back on the blog for our newest feature, our Jefferson Book Club where we'll post questions about each author and some of their most famous works!

    So the weather outside may still be frightful but at The Jefferson, DC we're ready for it!