Just two blocks from the White House, this gorgeous 1926 Italian Renaissance–style landmark attracts a business and diplomatic crowd. The hand-painted ceiling in the lobby sets the stage for the attention to detail that awaits in the guest rooms, where Pratesi linens line the beds, LCD TVs are recessed behind the bathroom mirrors and Bose sound systems play your favorite music. Book one of the hotel's luxurious suites and you'll receive personalized St. Regis Butler Service–-whether you need the newest bestselling novel, tickets to a Kennedy Center show or in-room coffee service, just call your butler and consider the job done. Decanter serves Mediterranean cuisine and the restaurant's wine list boasts more than 2,000 bottles. For a bit of excitement, don't miss the nightly champagne sabering ritual that celebrates the arrival of evening. The St. Regis Bar is a popular spot for a classic cocktail.