The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.

2100 Massachusetts Ave., Nw · Washington, DC 20008 · United States · Phone: 202-293-2100
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The Fairfax at Embassy Row, A Luxury Collection Hotel in Washington, D.C. is saturated with historical significance and stately elegance. When "The Fairfax" opened its doors in 1927, distinguished guests were instantly drawn to it. In the 1950's, glamour reached new heights at The Fairfax, sealing its destiny as a Washington, D.C. trendsetter. "Insider" parties kept the hotel on the tips of tongues far and wide, and it was not long before The Fairfax was asked to host the first inaugural breakfast for President Eisenhower.

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The Jockey Club Restaurant & Lounge was opened on January 20, 1961 by Colonel Gore's children, Louis and Jimmy Gore. Wanting to bring people together for great food and drinks, the Gore's designed the Jockey Club as a restaurant with an inviting atmosphere with the comforts of a private club. It wasn't only the clientele and food that kept Washington, D.C.'s elite coming back; it was the extraordinary and personalized service that became synonymous with the Jockey Club name.

For more than four decades, the Jockey Club hosted eight presidents and their first ladies.  In 2001, the restaurant closed for renovations and since its reopening in 2008, the Jockey Club has hosted notables including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, General David Petraeus, Vernon Jordan and Senator Dianna Feinstein.

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