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The Dan Brown Bump

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‘The Lost Symbol’
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Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past few months, you know that Dan Brown’s new novel, The Lost Symbol, is set in DC. And what’s the point of being featured in a bestselling book (or movie) if you can’t capitalize on all the people coming to your city to see the places featured?

Dupont Hotel is offering a “Lost Symbol” package that includes a copy of the book, and The Telegraph reports that staff at the House of the Temple, headquarters of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, are expecting a tenfold increase in tourists this year, thanks to Mr. Brown. Then again, that article also calls DC “stuffy” and “the most boring capital in the world to visit,” so I’m taking everything they say with a grain of salt.

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Dupont Staycation

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We all need vacations.  I could go for a three month (or permanent) vacation right about now.  However when times are tough and your wallet is a bit thinner than usual, you might think about skipping your trip to Paris and instead having a DC staycation.  Instead of researching French bistros and quaint places to eat baguettes and cheese, why not stay right here in our fabulous city?

The key to a successful staycation is to get out of your house and into a hotel.  Might I suggest the new and improved Dupont Hotel?  They recently did a $50 million renovation and all rooms feature either a king or two double beds, complimentary wireless Internet, flat-screen TVs, heated bath floor tiles, Frette bath robes and Kiehl’s bath amenities.  The best part is that they’re offering their rooms at $100 off their regular nightly rate, a deal that’s hard to pass up.

So ditch the kids, pack your fancy lingerie, and slip into a world of luxury.  If you’re still longing for baguettes, cheese, and an overall rude French experience, might I suggest Bistro du Coin?