Mar 20, 2018

New Openings


March 25th, 2018

Hilton Des Moines

The Hilton Des Moines Downtown is a bright and modern hotel in step with the tech-centric area. Being part of the Des Moines Skywalk system, the hotel is connected to the Iowa Events Center, which is perfect for convention attendees. The hotel features plenty of amenities including an indoor pool, fitness center and 14,000 square feet of stylish event space. 

The Park Street Kitchen will showcase Iowa’s bountiful produce, prized pork and beef dishes, and more. Freshness of ingredients and seasonality are key factors in the restaurant offerings. The use of elements of fire, stone and wood in design creates a warm and inviting ambiance. The restaurant also offers an outdoor deck with a fireplace for al fresco dining. 

The beverage program features signature cocktails that are created with local spirit and mixer partners, along with a curated wine list combining local features as well as New World and Old World classics.


The InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf

This InterContinental hotel is the newest addition to the re-imagined Wharf neighborhood. Perfectly placed on the beautiful Potomac River, InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf enjoys the most incredible waterfront views of D.C., while modern luxury, culture and a rich history combine in the Wharf neighborhood to create a perfect atmosphere for guests and locals alike.

The convenient location means getting there and getting to center city has never been easier. InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf has immediate access to major roadways, it is blocks away from public transit stops, and is a short five miles away from the Reagan National Airport.

The InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf brings sophistication to its contemporary style, allowing guests to feel right at home. It also features two upscale restaurants and a dynamic pool bar & grill, which are sure to satisfy all tastes. The guests also have access to our sprawling full-service spa and refreshing rooftop pool with striking Potomac River views.


Norwegian Bliss

Imagine exhilaration while exploring the wilds of Alaska. Imagine relaxation upon finding your slice of paradise in the Caribbean. Imagine “bliss” – that’s what you’ll experience when you vacation on Norwegian Cruise Lines’ newest and most incredible ship, Norwegian Bliss, coming to Alaska and the Caribbean in 2018. Custom-built for the spectacular, Norwegian Bliss features a revolutionary Observation Lounge for you to soak in every stunning moment, from bald eagles soaring over glaciers to dolphins splashing through warm turquoise waters.

Norwegian’s original beverage concepts will round out the ship’s culinary offerings. The District Brew House will serve 24 beers on tap and more than 50 bottled beers. Local favorites on tap at The District will include craft beers from Red Hook Brewery and Elysian Brewery in Seattle, as well as Wynwood Brewery and M.I.A. Beer Company in Miami. The Cellars, a Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar, will offer a curated wine list featuring 35 grape varietals including top selections from Washington-area vineyards, Tuscany and Michael Mondavi’s own Napa Valley Estate. Paying homage to her homeport cities, Norwegian Bliss’ beverage program will also feature a selection of local craft cocktails developed by Seattle-based celebrity mixologist and chef Kathy Casey as well as Miami-based Gabe Orta, one of the master curators behind the city’s ultra-popular BarLab concepts.

Whether you choose to go tropical or a little wild, there’s one word to describe the experiences awaiting you on Norwegian’s newest ship: bliss!