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It will be pared down this year, but it will be happening for those who want to join! Here are the two events:

  • Welcome Happy Hour – Friday early evening – Cocktail Hour at the Mid-Atlantic Leather (MAL) event. This is an informal kickoff to the weekend, dovetailing with MAL. Great for those attending MAL, or who may just be curious in checking out the scene. Leather and uniforms are welcome but not necessary; jeans and t-shirts are totally fine, or you could right from the office in your suit (for those who appreciate men in suits!). For those who want to stick around and eat, we’ll also reserve a table at the hotel so we can saunter over and get some food while enjoying the eye candy. It's in the hotel lobby, so you don't need tickets to MAL to attend.
  • The Brunch – This has been the main event, and has traditionally been on Sunday. This year we're going to switch it to Saturday for a change. It would allow people to meet each other at the brunch earlier in the weekend, and still have a chance to get together that evening and Sunday. Or allow people to plan a shorter weekend.

The missing link is the Saturday night event, which used to be an excursion to Secrets. But Secrets is no more. So we'll keep an eye out for other fun and potentially raunchy events to go to instead. At the very least we can have a Saturday night bar crawl. Maybe just a few places, perhaps in the U Street gayborhood. Suggestions welcome!

Interested in attending? Shoot me a message, or RSVP here!

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I've declined, as I don't think it will be possible. However, if the Great Reopening happens earlier than expected I'll reconsider. At this stage, available air fares are still 'unrealistic', although that would change if travel restrictions from here ease. Have a great time, guys!

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If I’m up in the PNW in January, probably not; although, there are direct flights from SEA. Would really like to go, though. Any Kimpton Hotels in the DuPont area folks might recommend?

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5 hours ago, Pensant said:

If I’m up in the PNW in January, probably not; although, there are direct flights from SEA. Would really like to go, though. Any Kimpton Hotels in the DuPont area folks might recommend?

I went to luncheon 4 years ago 

I stayed at kimpton george

found it good.  It’s a fairly small property 

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12 hours ago, Pensant said:

If I’m up in the PNW in January, probably not; although, there are direct flights from SEA. Would really like to go, though. Any Kimpton Hotels in the DuPont area folks might recommend?

There used to be the Palomar in Dupont but it's no longer a Kimpton. I'm not sure about other Kimptons in the area.

As @Derrick mentions there is The George within a block of MAL. I've stayed there and liked it. I'm booked there for this trip.

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19 hours ago, Pensant said:

If I’m up in the PNW in January, probably not; although, there are direct flights from SEA. Would really like to go, though. Any Kimpton Hotels in the DuPont area folks might recommend?

I stayed at one on the 2100 block of P Street (a couple of blocks from Du Pont Circle) that was quite reasonable, but it looks like it's the Royal Sonesta now. A couple of weeks later I stayed at another IHG property (Holiday Inn at 1500-ish RI Avenue), also reasonable.

Edited to add: I booked the then Kimpton place through Qantas Hotels which meant I earned miles for it but it also meant the stay didn't count towards IHG rewards.

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The DC Kimptons were sold and most have other affiliations now. The Rouge is now the Banneker, but still a Kimpton. It had a major renovation.

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