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04/22/2024|Meetings Today
Washington, D.C., Offers a Mosaic of Meetings Options for Planners

With venues including the 1,688-capacity Grand Ballroom and expansive Grand Lawn, 373-room Salamander Washington, DC is nearing completion on phased upgrades including Dōgon restaurant from acclaimed chef Kwame Onwuachi.

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04/11/2024|Modern Luxury DC
Kwame Onwuachi Returns to DC With a New Restaurant

Kwame Onwuachi is back. The talented toque, named by the James Beard Foundation as a Rising Star Chef of the Year and whose Tatiana was named New York’s best restaurant last year by the New York Times, opens Dogon by Kwame Onwuachi this spring at Salamander Washington, DC.

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04/05/2024|E Global Travel Media

Revitalising the former Mandarin Oriental, the new hotel includes striking gathering spaces, an expanded two-story spa and modernly refreshed guest suites designed by Washington’s own Thomas Pheasant. Acclaimed chef Kwame Onwuachi also makes his return to the nation’s capital with Dōgon.

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10 Spots for Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea Around DC

Come in for treats like dark chocolate cherry scones, foie gras with peanut butter and cherry jelly tea sandwiches, lychee jelly cream puffs, tea (of course), and a flute of champagne.

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03/11/2024|Axios D.C.
D.C.'s "she-conomy" is booming

The area's women-owned businesses span industries — think Sheila Johnson of the Salamander hospitality group.

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03/08/2024|Insider Travel Report
Salamander Collection’s Family Reunion Epicurean Experience Returns Aug. 15-18

Presented by Kwame Onwuachi, chef, restaurateur and author, in collaboration with Sheila Johnson’s Salamander Collection and Food & Wine, the multi-day event crosses culinary boundaries and combines thought-provoking panel discussions, topical cooking demonstrations, inspiring recreational activities, daily “family” meals and vibrant evening parties.

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03/07/2024|Restaurant Hospitality
Kwame Onwuachi discusses his latest venture: Dōgon

Chef Kwame Onwuachi believes one key thing: “If a dish has a story, then it has a soul.” As an award-winning chef, author, producer, and restauranteur who recently played in the NBA All-Stars game and was named “the Most Important Chef in America” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Onwuachi seeks the soul in everything he does, whether it is serving as executive producer for Food & Wine, spearheading his annual “The Family Reunion” gathering, or developing exciting recipes for his restaurants.

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03/03/2024|Spa and Beauty Today

A luxury spa, they feature integrative and regionalized treatments.

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03/01/2024|The Points Guy
The best places to see cherry blossoms around the US this spring

Where to staySalamander Washington DC (formerly the Mandarin Oriental), between the National Mall and The Wharf, is a short walk from the Tidal Basin.

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