The Willard InterContinental Highlights Abraham Lincoln

| February 27, 2013 | Homepage Latest The Latest

Immerse yourself in history and pay homage to the film that garnered accolades during awards season by booking a staycation at The Willard InterContinental with the Lincoln at The Willard Hotel package for two. Starting at $279, the Abraham Lincoln-themed deal features one weekend night in a decadent Deluxe King Room; a morning tour of the legendary Lincoln Cottage (round-trip transportation provided) where Lincoln spent intervals of each year during the Civil War; and an opportunity to visit the hotel’s history gallery where one can appreciate intimate Lincoln memorabilia relating to his 1861 stay at the hotel. Guests can see a copy of Lincoln’s Willard Hotel bill, and more items that chronicle The Willard's rich history.

"We wanted to create an ‘in the know experience’ as we feel many of our guests look for unique experiences that are local to Washington DC,” explains hotel manager, James Ryan. “The Lincoln at The Willard package connects our present-day guests to the historical significance of the hotel through one of our most famous guests, President Lincoln.”

Available year-round, the package comes at a time when there is a renewed interest in the sixteenth President as a result of Steven Spielberg’s award-winning film, Lincoln, which traces the President’s challenges in outlawing slavery. Aptly offered to guests is a complimentary signed copy of Harold Holzer’s Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America—a companion to Spielberg’s motion picture.

The package also includes breakfast in Café du Parc, a quaint French bistro near the hotel that is under the culinary guidance of Michelin-star chef, Antoine Westermann. Driving in? Don’t worry—the Willard’s generous package includes valet parking, too. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 202-628-9100 and the offer is available year-round. 1401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

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