Activities & Attractions

Explore the national treasures of Washington, D.C., and historic landmarks of Georgetown when staying at Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown. Nestled beside the historic C&O Canal in the heart of Georgetown, our intimate luxury hotel is just one block from the remarkable shops on Wisconsin and M Streets and the Washington Harbour. The hotel is easily accessible from The Kennedy Center, Business and Financial Districts, Smithsonian Institute museums, the National Monument, The National Mall and The White House. The intimate Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown will provide a top-tier retreat for the discerning world traveler, positioning guests between the center of culture, shopping, dining, and the headquarters of international policy and finance.

MOUNT VERNON BIKING TOUR

The 18.5-mile trail winds along the Virginia side of the Potomac River, with scenic views of Old Town Alexandria and the alluring Dyke Marsh along the way. Journey on your bike from Capella Washington, D.C. to Mount Vernon, and delight in a packed backpack lunch for you and your guest(s) as you venture to meet your Private Tour Guide at America’s most popular historic estate.

For reservations & inquiries please contact your Personal Assistant

Phone: 202-617-2416

Email: pa.dc@capellahotels.com

KENILWORTH AQUATIC GARDENS

One of Washington, D.C.'s most remarkable natural attractions and the only national park devoted to the propagation and study of aquatic plants. Join the cycle of discovery and rediscovery of this remarkable land and eco-system that began when people started living here over 4,000 years ago. 

For reservations & inquiries please contact your Personal Assistant

Phone: 202-617-2416

Email: pa.dc@capellahotels.com

THE ARBORETUM

  • Offers several hikes each month following the full moon.
  • Your guide will lead you on a five-mile hike through the 444-acre park tucked away in the northeastern corner of D.C.
  • During the two-hour guided tour, you will travel past scenic woodlands, often catching a glimpse of the creatures who venture out after dark.
  • Backpack and snacks provided by Capella Washington, D.C.

For reservations & inquiries please contact your Personal Assistant

Phone: 202-617-2416

Email: pa.dc@capellahotels.com

A CAPELLA CHRISTMAS

Guests who book the “Twas the Night Before Christmas” Package and/or the “Christmas Eve Capella Living Room” special can also indulge in Capella’s multiple Christmas activities that start on Saturday, December 6th leading up to Christmas Day on the 25th.

"Twas the Night Before Christmas" Package

One night stay in a beautiful room or suite accommodation of your choice with views of the C&O Canal and historical Georgetown

Christmas welcome cocktail, the “Rye Ginger Toddy”

Choice of Christmas Eve Dinner or Christmas Day Brunch in Capella's signature restaurant, The Grill Room

Receive a monogramed holiday stocking on Christmas morning filled with local treats

Gift opening ceremony commences on Christmas morning in the cozy confines of the Capella Living Room and guests receive one personal gift for each guest reservation. Three lucky guests will also receive special prizes on behalf of Capella Washington, D.C. and our sister properties.

Rates start at $645 and can be booked at this link: https://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?HotelID=77250&ProdID=529684

Christmas Eve Capella Living Room

Adults and Children alike can gather for a reading of the Night Before Christmas while enjoying milk & cookies and boozy hot chocolate for Mom and Dad. Kids can take away “reindeer food” to make sure Santa and his helpers get to enjoy a treat as well. All in-house guests will receive a stocking on their door that has small gifts and holiday treats.

Also included in these packages are arrays of activities that can be hand-tailored by Capella’s Personal Assistants:

Saturday, December 6: Guests can enjoy an array of Christmas cookies, hot chocolate and Rye Ginger Toddy’s that will be passed around in the Capella Living Room while listening to Christmas carolers and watching a Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Saturday, December 13: Children will be occupied for hours while they decorate their own gingerbread cookies in Capella’s Living Room.

Saturday, December 20: Families can enjoy Christmas movies and cookies & milk on the rooftop in a heated tented lounge all day.

Wednesday, December 24: Capella didn’t forget about your Christmas stockings, so each guest will have their own personal stocking hung outsider of their door on Christmas Eve. Don’t forget to join the Capella team for a reading of The Night Before Christmas in the Capella Living Room with cookies & milk.

Thursday, December 25: On Christmas Day morning, guests are invited for a Christmas gift opening ceremony in the Capella Living Room- each guest reservation includes one personal gift. Five lucky guests will receive special prizes on behalf of Capella Washington, D.C. and their sister properties.

A New Year To Remember

You'll literally be singing from the rooftops at Capella’s Rooftop Taittinger Champagne Lounge. Cocktails and canapés will be indulged in the Rye bar featuring Taittinger brut la francaise to end 2014 and to start this magical evening. Guests will then enjoy a four-course dinner in the Grill Room before moving upstairs to the Rooftop Taittinger Champagne Lounge which will be in a heated tent.  Jazzed up by live music, a selection of Taittinger Champagnes and cocktails, the evening will commence with dancing until guests partake in a midnight toast with 2004 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne.  Start a sweet year with savory and sweet canapés passed throughout the night for guests to nibble on.

Priced at $350 per person, tax and gratuity additional.

Adults and Children alike can gather for a reading of the Night Before Christmas while enjoying milk & cookies and boozy hot chocolate for Mom and Dad. Kids can take away “reindeer food” to make sure Santa and his helpers get to enjoy a treat as well. All in-house guests will receive a stocking on their door that has small gifts and holiday treats.

Capella Constellation & Dinner Series

We have combined forces with the University of Maryland’s Astronomy Graduates to showcase a Constellation Stargazing & Dinner Series. This ongoing event includes a 3-course dining experience in The Grill Room, followed by a rooftop tour of the cosmos using a research grade telescope and astronomical binoculars. All Capella guests and the community are invited to attend this exceptional new series.

The Capella Constellation & Dinner Series will take place a maximum of two times each month when viewing conditions are optimum – For reservations & inquiries, please contact Elisabeth Thomas by calling 202-617-2429 or e-mail elisabeth.thomas@capellahotels.com.

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RYE BAR COCKTAIL SERIES

Join us at the Rye Bar for a Cocktail Workshop creating fun, seasonal cocktails tailored for summer or an evening with friends at home. 

Inclusive of five cocktail creations, passed canapés in the Rye Bar, 3-course dinner & cocktail pairing and a special takeaway gift.

Cocktail Class Event Dates:

  • Saturday, January 10th
  • Sunday, February 15th
  • Saturday, March 14th
  • Sunday, April 12th

$150 per person 

For reservations & inquiries, please contact Elisabeth Thomas at elisabeth.thomas@capellahotels.com or call 202-617-2429.

The Washington Ballet

Capella Washington, D.C. has an exclusive partnership with the Washington Ballet, creating an experience to remember for our guests. You and your family will receive four tickets to The Nutcracker, a backstage tour at The Warner Theater and a chance to have an extremely rare Adult/Child walk-on role in the ballet. Should you prefer to appreciate the art rather than take part in it, Capella Washington, D.C. can offer you the Dance Studio Insider, granting complimentary access to The Washington Ballet Open Rehearsal events. You can also retain a more personal experience during private weekday studio rehearsals by simply requesting it from your Capella Personal Assistant.

Call (202)-617-2416

Email: pa.dc@capellahotels.com

Resident Stylist

The hotel’s hair and beauty services with Luigi Parasmo go hand in hand with exclusive shopping and fashion opportunities offered by the Capella D.C.’s Resident Stylist, April Yvonne. April Yvonne is one of the most sought-after fashion gurus in Washington. With exclusive relationships with some of the most upscale fashion labels like Burberry, Christian Dior, Elie Tahari and upscale retailers such as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, Yvonne provides hotel guests with personal fashion and shopping advice and services, including private after-hour shopping excursions and bringing fashion selections based on the guest’s individual preferences right to the hotel.

  • “Jetsetter Fashionista Premium Package”: Yvonne and her team will personally curate your very own wardrobe refreshment and select the latest lines and fashionable accessories to meet your needs for the new season. Presentation of the selection will also be conducted at the hotel for your own comfort while enjoying champagne and light bites. This package has been created to ensure that you can maximize your time in D.C. while your styling needs are all taken care of by Yvonne and her team. Minimum of two-hours required to book.
  • “Fashion Statement Package”: Whether it dressing to impress at the gala of the year like the White House Correspondents Association Dinner or a milestone celebration with loved ones, Yvonne and her team are on hand to assist you in creating a spectacular entrance. Includes multiple looks for different themed events and selection of couture labels and the finest accessories. Minimum of three-hours to book and customized couples consultation for further coordination can be arranged with advance notice
  • “Personal Shopper Package”: Shop at the finest retailers in the capital city and meet with the owners of the boutiques for a higher-level of personalized attention. Includes access to Yvonne’s private room at the Saks Fifth Avenue Club in D.C. Minimum of three hours to book.
  • “Dressed to Impress Package”: Personal consultation with Yvonne where she will help you coordinate your existing clothes to create the perfect look for your night in the city. Not only will she work with your existing pieces but Yvonne will also bring along other looks from your favorite designers and stores in D.C. Minimum two hours to book.
  • “Fashionable Birthday Package”: Adults or children can now stylize for their birthday and inject glamour into proceedings. From fun, whimsical fashion options to couture, there’s something for everyone to properly celebrate this important milestone. Minimum of two hours to book.

Rates for the Resident Stylist begin at $300 per hour and products and accessories are additional. To book contact (202) 617-2415 or email pa.dc@capellahotels.com

Pilates

Capella Washington, D.C partners with Fuse Pilates as its health and wellness. Fuse Pilates is one of D.C.’s top studios and is redefining how travelers workout on the road, guided by some of the top instructors in the region. With this new partnership, guests at the hotel can choose to workout in their room with fully equipped Pilates gear and a dedicated instructor provided by Fuse. Guests also have the option of arranging work-out sessions on the hotel’s rooftop space which can only be accessed by guests – an inspirational environment for keeping fit while enjoying stunning views of the Potomac River, The Kennedy Center, Washington Monument and more.

Capella guests can choose from a range of Fuse Pilates work-out options from “Fuse Foundations” for beginners to advanced sessions for the more experienced Pilates enthusiast to personalized workout programs custom-designed for individual fitness goals. The sessions are conducted by Fuse Pilates’ highly trained and experienced instructors under the direction of Mariska Breland and Roxanna Hakimi, well known in D.C. fitness circles.

Fuse Pilates Rates (at the Fuse Pilates Playground):

  • Mat classes (Fuse Pilates, Focus, Foundations, Toys): $19
  • Chair: $25
  • Fuse Circuit, Jump, Reformer, Prenatal: $40
  • Private instruction: varies
  • Master Instructor: $125/hour
  • Senior Instructor: $100/hour
  • Instructor: $85/hour
  • Apprentice instructor: $50-75/hour

Fuse Pilates for Capella Rates:

  • Off-site Private Class at Capella: $100/hour
  • Poolside Group Class at Capella: $150

Guided Tours

At Capella Washington, D.C. you can have your own unique perspective on the city by such opportunities as private guided tours of top cultural institutions around the city, country day trips to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and the region’s vineyards, guided tours of George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate across the Potomac River, and much more. Luis Colmenares, lead Personal Assistant, and his staff are happy to make arrangements for other cultural and sporting events and admittance to Washington’s many other renowned museums and historic landmarks as well.