Over the past 50 years, the hotel formerly known simply as The Madison was called home by everyone from Elizabeth Taylor
and Michael Jackson
to President John F. Kennedy
Now newly rechristened as the Loews Madison Hotel
, the historic property's new owners wasted scant time in celebrating its so-called 'golden anniversary', with a blowout reception on Wednesday evening hosted by Andrew, James, and Jonathan Tisch.
The occasion was made all the more special in serving double-duty as a festive chance to recognize members of Washington Life
magazine's recently unveiled 2013 'A-List'.
Indeed, many of said D.C. powerbrokers, which count among their ranks Ambassadors, CEOs, journalists, and other similarly influential tastemakers, happily temporarily tore themselves away from their 'day jobs' for the chance to walk last night's gold carpet.
Once inside, guests to the invitation-only event were treated to the Loews Madison Hotel's signature blend of class and comfort, which translated into a memorable night to be sure.
Champagne flowed liberally, with the sound of glasses clinking together in celebration echoing throughout the event. And for those inclined for something a little more inventive, a trio of featured cocktails, such as 'The Washington Life' (vodka, lavender sugar, cranberry juice, blueberries), proved popular alternatives.
Naturally, yesterday's party took full advantage of the hotel's recently renovated Federalist
restaurant and related hotel dining facilities to provide attendees with a sumptuous buffet dinner.
And while the baked macaroni with Barber's cheddar cheese, caviar-topped potato wedges, chocolate dipped strawberries, and crème brûlée all certainly proved irresistible, it was clearly the freshly made ice cream, created seemingly out of air with liquid nitrogen, that drew the most applause.
Still, it's only a matter of time before diamonds become the Loews Madison Hotel's new best friend. The 60th anniversary celebration is less than 10 years away after all.