Mandarin Oriental Washington, DC
Honoring the hotel’s oriental heritage, Mandarin Oriental Washington, DC is hosting its own celebration of Japanese hanami – the centuries-old tradition of blossom viewing and welcoming the spring with food, drink and friends under the cherry blossom trees. From the hotel, you can experience hanami with a Cherry Blossom Picnic complete with blanket and gourmet spread just moments from the hotel. Accommodation then comes with privileged views of the Tidal Basin and city’s cherry trees. The hotel’s garden is home to cherry blossom trees that were planted at its opening by the daughter and granddaughter of Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo who gifted the city 3,000 cherry trees in 1912.