Split Personality

Recently our family stayed at The Gaylord at National Harbor in D.C.

We had a great time and the place is amazing. Go if you are ever in the area.

When we entered our room, this is what we found:


Crazy, right?


Here’s the living room. Big.


Sitting room.


View of the atrium. Ya, those little houses you see are INSIDE the atrium. They don’t do things small here.
And those cute heads are my girls!

So here is what I was struck by; the room’s decor was predictable given our location in the Nation’s Capital. Traditional. Dark leather and heavy upholstery. Very conservative.
Pretty, but just a bit tame.

Then we walk into the Old Hickory Steakhouse, located in the atrium, for dinner and are greeted by this eye candy!

 


As you enter the bar, you can see all the way back through the restaurant. The window at the far end overlooks the Potomac River.

See what I mean about the split personality? These spaces are all at the Gaylord National Harbor.


This would be more ‘wow’ if I had taken the photo when the bar was actually open. But still, can you see how amazing it would be to sip a cocktail here?
(I came back the morning after dinner for better lighting and to be certain there were no customers.)


Notice not only the striking chandelier, but also the wavy glass in the windows.


Martini anyone?

Oh yes, and the food was pretty darn good too!

Hugs,
Roxanne