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12 Virtual And IRL Things To Do Around D.C. This Christmas and Hanukkah Weekend

Pancakes & Pajamas with Santa (Fairmont Washington D.C. Georgetown; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; $159.00), Grand Brunch (Salamander DC; 12 p.m.-3 p.m.; $149+)

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12/17/2022|The List Are You On It?

Discover a Winter Wonderland buffet-style breakfast along with face-painting, and a meet-and-great with Santa's elves. Even the Grinch wouldn't miss Christmas Tree Land complete with reindeer, a gingerbread house, and Bloody Mary Bar. Tickets are available for $95 per person and can be reserved here. Click here to view the full menu. Breakfast will be served from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

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12/15/2022|The Moguldom Nation
After $400M Divorce Settlement, Sheila Johnson Married The Judge, Built Her Hotel Empire

Businesswoman Sheila Johnson, the co-founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), wasn’t going to let divorce mark the end of her entrepreneurship and various business endeavors.

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Best Things to Do in the DC Area 12/15-12/18: Winter Lantern Festival, Museum of Illusions, and Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Add to your December photo collection at DC’s newest hands-on museum, or snap a few festive photos at the latest winter festival.

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12/13/2022|FOX 5
A taste of capital and country with Salamander Hotels

Salamander Hotels joins LION Lunch Hour to share just some of the delicacies you can have at their D.C. and Virginia locations.

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Where to Enjoy Extravagant Afternoon Tea Around D.C.

Afternoon tea might be rooted in English traditions, but the elegant pastime lives on in many of D.C.’s most luxurious hotels (and a few other special spots). According to legend, Anna Maria Russell, Duchess of Bedford, popularized afternoon tea time in the 19th century because she got hungry between meals. The practice really became fashionable among England’s upper classes during that same century.

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12/09/2022|District Fray Magazine
Holiday Food + Drink Specials

Whether you’re looking for holiday drinks, holiday meals or holiday gift cards for drinks and meals, you have many, many, many options in and around D.C. The following drink, meal and gift specials are organized in chronological and alphabetical order. Check back often as more specials are added. Note: All descriptions courtesy of event hosts and edited for clarity.

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12/09/2022|Washington Business Journal
Staying Power

Sheila Johnson triumphs in sports and hospitality spheres, but not without some towering hurdles

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12/08/2022|News Break
The Black-owned hotels for your next trip: from ski lodges to luxury resorts

Black travelers make up a robust segment of the US tourism economy. According to a 2019 study conducted by market research firm MMGY Global, Black Americans spent $109.4bn on domestic travel in 2019 – plus nearly $20bn more on travel abroad. That’s over 13% of the overall US leisure travel market, roughly the same percentage of Black people in the US. “What’s often perceived to be a ‘niche’ audience actually accounts for over 458m traveler stays each year,” says Chris Davidson, executive vice president of MMGY.

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Salamander Destinations

Salamander Resort

500 North Pendleton St
Middleburg, VA 20117

Hotel Bennett

404 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

Half Moon

Montego Bay
St James
Jamaica WI


36750 U.S. Highway
19 North
Palm Harbor, FL 34684

Aurora Anguilla

Rendezvous Bay

Aspen Meadows

845 Meadows Rd
Aspen, CO 81611

Salamander DC

1330 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024