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Inaugural Indulgence: Inside the Georgetown Four Seasons’ Royal Suite

Gaze upon the most expensive piece of hotel real estate in Washington.

The bedroom: The soundproofed retreat is flooded with light. Outside the bedroom door is a staircase that leads to the street, bypassing the lobby. Photograph by Ron Blunt.

Think your rent or mortgage payment is high? Gaze upon the most expensive piece of hotel real estate in Washington—the Georgetown Four Seasons’ Royal Suite, which has played host to Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and other celebrities. It rents out on inauguration night for $20,000. What does that get you? This cozy bedroom plus a dining room, a kitchen, a small gym, a small office, a large terrace, bulletproof windows, and an expansive living room decked out with marble and lots of seating areas and televisions. With all that luxury, why go to the parade? Order room service and watch it on one of the screens while curled up by the fire.

The bathroom: Outfitted in marble, it features a 90-gallon, egg-shaped tub beneath a crystal light sculpture. Photograph courtesy of the Four Seasons Hotel.
The living room: This room, which takes up much of the suite’s 4,000 square feet, has a fireplace and two large high-definition TVs. Photograph courtesy of the Four Seasons Hotel.
The terrace: The landscaped outdoor terrace, with a fire pit and seating for as many as 20, overlooks a quiet Georgetown side street. Photograph courtesy of the Four Seasons Hotel.

This article appears in the January 2013 issue of Washingtonian.

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