Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC invites guests to celebrate Spring with wagyu beef and Japanese whiskey at BOURBON STEAK

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC invites guests to celebrate Spring with wagyu beef and Japanese whiskey at BOURBON STEAK

This next instalment of the sensational four seasons at Four Seasons Washington, DC will be the travel “must see” for spring as the cherry blossoms bloom and DC awakens from a long winter

Washington, DC, U.S.A., 2022-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC transforms from a chic, alpine getaway into a sumptuous, flourishing, “Sakura Blossom Spring” celebrating Haru Matsuri, the annual spring festival in Japan that signifies a new beginning.  Guests are invited to indulge their taste buds with a wagyu beef and Japanese whiskey trio tasting at BOURBON STEAK or sample housemade yakitori and sushi at the legendary Sunday Brunch at Seasons. The Spa features a Green Tea Detox body scrub treatment to revitalize the spirit. Endless discovery awaits at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC.

“We are thrilled to commemorate new beginnings at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC inspired by the natural beauty of our city in spring and by our colleagues at Four Seasons in Kyoto,” says Regional Vice President and General Manager Marc Bromley. “Through the craftsmanship of our team – our chefs, bartenders, concierge, housekeepers, spa technicians and so many more – we look forward creating renewed connections with our guests.”

The iconic cherry trees that adorn DC were a gift from the people of Japan in 1912. Discover DC at its most photogenic during the Cherry Blossom Festival March 20 to April 17, 2022 when the city comes alive against a backdrop of soft pink.  The blossoming continues inside the Hotel, where the character of Haru Matsuri is reflected in a unique way.

Wagyu and Whiskey at BOURBON STEAK

At BOURBON STEAK, Executive Chef Robert Curtis prepares an umami of flavour with a trio of tender, melt-in-the-mouth wagyu beef. Three types of wagyu beef, presented with their certificate of origin, take diners on a culinary discovery. Appreciate the subtle but remarkable differences between Sanuki, Chateau Uenae or Miyazaki wagyu beef.  A trio of Japanese whiskies is the perfect complement.  The Akashi Single Malt Whisky, Ichiro’s Malt & Grain and Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt whiskey are each are rendered sublime accompanying the Wagyu.

Lead Bartender Engidawork Alebachew has created a mesmerizing cocktail list of refreshing inspired elixirs for spring. The UPS ONLY made with Kyoto dry gin, sake vermouth, yuzu, orgeat and lime is bright and citrusy with a kick. The KINTSUGI, made with Suntory Toki, Campari, lemon, grapefruit and raspberry chamomile syrup features a vibrant hot pink colour and spirit-forward flavour that is refreshing and bold. No one will be able to resist a serving of Chef Curtis’ Tokyo Tots: handmade crispy potato tots with Kewpie mayo, okonomiyaki sauce, nori furikake, salmon roe and bonito flakes as the perfect bar snack.

Guests who visit BOURBON STEAK during peak bloom, predicted to be March 22-25, will witness the Hotel’s own cherry trees on the patio blush in pink – the ideal backdrop for a picture perfect DC moment.

Zen Spa

At the Forbes 4-Star Spa, relaxation takes on a deeper meaning with two new treatments. The Green Tea Detox Ritual stimulates the circulation and lymphatic system with a dry brush exfoliation, followed by a massage application of green tea whipped shea butter. Guests are then treated to a deeply relaxing Four Seasons custom massage to allow the nutrients to fully absorb. This treatment leaves skin dewy, invigorated, and glowing.

The Cherry Blossom Facial naturally rejuvenates and revitalizes skin with a natural cherry enzyme peel by sustainable beauty brand Naturopathica, delivering visible results including smoother, hydrated skin. Enhancing this facial with the traditional gua sha stone from Baldona and a Four Seasons customized facial oil to regenerate collagen and improve lymphatic circulation leaves a deliciously refreshed and renewed feeling.

Afterwards, guests can take advantage of the steam room, sauna and whirlpool, or simply lounge while sipping on a selection of Japanese teas. Designer Ron David unveils his spring collection at The Spa Boutique where one can find one-of-a-kind pieces hand-picked for the Four Seasons guest.

Seasons Brunch

Sakura blossoms abound at the iconic Seasons Sunday Brunch, created by Executive Chef Oliver Beckert  and his team. In addition to made-to-order chef’s stations of brunch classics, seafood and slow-roasted meats, Chef highlights popular Japanese delicacies such as sushi and yakitori. Countless salads, as well as cheese and charcuterie platters, make for a Sunday Brunch to remember. For guests with a sweet tooth, there is an entire dessert room of seasonal pastries and creative concoctions by the talented Executive Pastry Chef Amanda Kahn and her team who bring the delightful playfulness of Japanese pastries to life.

A Reason to Celebrate

Celebrating something special this spring? Guests hosting an event at Four Seasons can choose from the fresh seasonal catering menus created by Chef Beckert. Taking themed culinary stations to the next level with fresh seasonal fare to delight attendees, served in lush outdoor patios or inside the recently renovated events spaces.

Sakura Series

Discover the artistry of Tokyo-based Campbell La Pun, with his evocative Sakura series, curated by DTR Modern Gallery. The colourful works of the famed stencil pop artist illuminate the lobby and BOURBON STEAK for the duration of Sakura Blossom Spring.

La Pun remixes pop art for the present day in vibrant works that capture the chaos of contemporary consumerism. His parodic paintings are loaded with iconic images, familiar motifs and lucid colours, La Pun translates everything from high-end fashion brands such as Hermes or Chanel to figures like Muhammad Ali. The artist crafts hand-cut stencils, a meticulous and painstaking process, to spray paint onto wood panels.

Spring Staycation

There’s truly something for everyone at the Hotel’s Sakura Blossom Spring with romantic activities for two, group attractions, and boundless family offerings. Plan a spring break at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, Call +1 202 342 0444.


Anina Belle Giannini
Director of Public Relations
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
+1 202 944 2074

Source: Four Seasons Hotels & Resort