Spring Into Renewal With a Seasonal Escape

Spring is a season that invites travelers to toast to new beginnings, in bright and blooming settings. Whether you’re seeking serene landscapes, urban thrills, or coastal relaxation, Independent Collection Hotels & Resorts promises an escape for every aspiration. From D.C.’s cherry blossoms to quiet waterside respites, let spring usher you into the vacation you’ve been dreaming about all winter long.

Take in Blossoms and City Charm

In March and April, Washington, D.C. is famous for its iconic cherry blossoms, painting the landscape in shades of pink and white. The St. Gregory Hotel, tucked into the heart of the scenery, offers the perfect home base for visiting the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

The festival itself is a city-wide celebration, featuring the Nation’s Springtime Parade, cherry blossom viewing cruises along the Potomac River, guided tours, and special events like the Blossom Kite Festival, Petalpalooza, and the Japanese street festival, Sakura Matsuri. The St. Gregory Hotel puts you at the center of it all, providing an ideal starting point for your outings. To fully immerse yourself in the season, take advantage of the hotel’s exclusive Cherry on Top package, designed to enhance your stay with cozy accommodations and tailored amenities.

Beyond the blossoms, D.C. is brimming with activities and cultural experiences. Take a walk around the Tidal Basin, marveling at the blooming trees against the backdrop of iconic monuments. Venture to the National Mall, where the warming months bring lively festivals and outdoor activities, such as art exhibits and live performances. For a casual afternoon out, welcome spring weather with seasonal outdoor dining and shopping in the fashionable districts of Georgetown and Dupont Circle, adjacent to the hotel.

After a day out on the town, The St. Gregory Hotel offers an oasis of calm. Guests can unwind in light-filled studios and suites that balance timeless mid-century design with relaxed comfort. From the spacious King Studio to the private terrace of The St. Gregory Suite, each room offers a refined city escape. Downstairs, delectable creations await at the on-site Ellington Park Bistro, where contemporary French cuisine meets D.C. finesse. And with a recently updated fitness center, your stay at The St. Gregory Hotel promises to be as revitalizing as it is exciting.

Alongside The St. Gregory Hotel, Independent Collection boasts several other D.C. properties, each with its own unique charm. For a spring escape in the center of one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods, consider Capitol Hill Hotel, ideal for those looking to immerse themselves in the cultural pulse of the nation. In Dupont Circle, Hotel Madera serves a more boutique experience in a casual yet upscale atmosphere. For a pop of sophistication, The Morrow Hotel’s contemporary design ensures every moment of your stay is infused with style. Whichever your taste, you’ll be sure to find your ideal base from which to explore the capital’s springtime allure.

Experience Luxurious Spring Renewal

Nestled on the fringes of Philadelphia’s most picturesque park, Rittenhouse Square, The Rittenhouse Hotel embodies the essence of restoration. As the neighborhood awakens with vibrant hues, the square becomes a hub of action, from leisurely picnics under budding trees to the spirited gatherings of the Rittenhouse Row Festival, the Broad Street Run, and the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show. This is where the historic charm of Philadelphia meets the season’s energy, setting the scene for a luxurious stay.

The Rittenhouse welcomes guests into a world of elegance and calm. Each room and suite has been designed to serve as a retreat from the urban energy. Plush beds, state-of-the-art technology, and marble bathrooms with massage shower heads and soaking bathtubs await, catering to guests who expect nothing less than the extraordinary. From stunning park views in The Rittenhouse Suite to the spacious Deluxe King City View guest room, every detail ensures your visit is filled with indulgence and rest.

For those seeking an even deeper sense of spring rejuvenation, The Rittenhouse Spa & Club offers an array of deluxe treatments and services, from relaxing massages to specialized facials. Indulge in the Diamond Brightening Treatment for a radiant complexion, or unwind with a soothing Hot Stone Massage that melts away every worry. For guests seeking an even more relaxing spring getaway, book the exclusive Rest and Renew package and take “do not disturb” to a whole new level. Every booking includes a 90-minute Sleep Massage, a Nighttime Self Care Bag, a Pillow Butler Menu, and access to a curated “Sooth Sounds + Meditation” playlist. Beyond the spa, visit the full-service salon, state-of-the-art fitness center, and soothing atrium saltwater pool, each designed to provide a harmonious escape above the bustling city streets.

Connect and Kick Back in a Haven of Heritage 

Embrace an elevated escape at THesis Hotel Miami, where the enchantment of Coral Gables sets the scene for your hideaway. This is where vacationers find their paradise — not in the throes of crowded beaches, but within the comfort of a stay designed for discerning travelers. 

THesis Hotel offers a variety of thoughtful amenities that cater specifically to guests seeking a refresh. From resort-style must-haves, such as a rooftop pool and in-room spa services, to a modern fitness center for staying active, every detail has been curated to enliven your stay. Dine in style at Mamey Restaurant, refresh with island-inspired drinks at the Ivy Rooftop, or engage in culinary creativity at The Collab, where the flavors of the season come to life in every dish. 

The accommodations at THesis ensure your break is as refreshing as it is flavorful. From the plush comfort of their King Rooms, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows and bespoke furnishings, to the chic furnishings of their suites, which feature separate living areas and panoramic views, each detail is crafted for comfort and style. Their rooms and suites blend modern aesthetics with timeless elegance, offering amenities like walk-in rain showers and artisanal minibar selections. After days basking in the sun, retreat to your private oasis, where the blend of natural light and soft, inviting textures await to soothe and rejuvenate.

Venture outside and you’ll find yourself in the heart of Coral Gables, a community rich with history and brimming with contemporary culture. Visit the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden to take in its lush beauty, or stroll through the boutiques and cafes of South Miami and Miracle Mile. For those looking to dive deeper into local culture, the University of Miami is just a short distance away, offering a range of events and educational opportunities. 

With THesis Hotel as your base, the possibilities for your spring break are limitless. Indulge in the local culinary scene, wander through tropical gardens, or enjoy outdoor excursions like biking and scenic walks. With amenities like complimentary shuttle service and THesis Bikes, your tours of Coral Gables and the surrounding areas become effortless and entirely tailored to you.

Relax With a Waterfront Retreat

Discover a sanctuary at Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, Autograph Collection, where the delight of a family-friendly vacation merges with breathtaking views of the Chesapeake Bay. A bridge to the tranquil waters and prolific heritage of Maryland’s capital, Annapolis Waterfront Hotel offers guests a shoreside escape that revitalizes the spirit. 

At Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, spring brings an array of activities suitable for families and travelers of all ages. At the start of the season, seafarers can set sail on the bay with Schooner Woodwind, a local sailing cruise. From paddleboarding and kayaking to enjoying the gentle bay breezes on a leisurely walk, the maritime options are abundant and only steps from the hotel.

On shore, travelers can enjoy a variety of festivals and events, such as the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show and the Annapolis Film Festival, offering cultural events and entertainment for the whole family. To get a lay of the land, delve into the city’s storied past with guided tours through its cobblestoned streets, such as the Historic Annapolis Food Tour. For premier dining in Annapolis, consider the array of restaurants within easy walking distance of the hotel, including Italian coastal cuisine at Osteria 177 and traditional American fare at Iron Rooster. On the hotel’s dockside, guests can enjoy fresh seafood at Pusser’s Caribbean Grille, featuring tasty bar bites, colorful tropical drinks, and other marine cuisine, all with a waterfront view. 

Whether you’re seeking a peaceful long weekend or an active getaway filled with family fun, Annapolis Waterfront Hotel is a gateway to adventure, new discoveries, and timeless memories. Find keepsakes to browse and share with loved ones back home at Pusser’s Company Store or get something to remember your trip by. When you’re ready to wind down, the newly redesigned guest rooms serve as your personal haven, equipped with options ranging from private balconies and whirlpool tubs to panoramic views of the historic downtown or the harbor at sunrise. No matter where you spend your moments, each space is crafted to ensure your stay is as peaceful as it is picturesque.

Immerse Yourself With Spring in Boston

Set in the timeless quarters of Boston’s Beacon Hill, The Whitney Hotel Boston stands as a gem in the city. As the season unveils its charm, The Whitney is a quintessential choice for experiencing one of the country’s most renowned neighborhoods.

Beacon Hill, with its well-preserved brick row townhomes, ivy-covered facades, and cobblestone streets, offers a step back in time for appreciating the area’s notable history and architecture. The Whitney situates guests in the center of New England’s magnetism, providing an ideal starting point for those eager to delve into Boston’s dense historic fabric and spirited contemporary culture. 

As Boston leaves behind its winter chill, locals and visitors alike gather for celebrated events, such as the Boston Marathon or baseball season kickoff at Fenway Park. The gentle glide of Swan Boats in the nation’s first botanical garden adds a tranquil touch to the season, offering a unique way to experience Boston’s lush scenery as it comes to life. Meanwhile, street markets unfold throughout the city, inviting all to revel in the splendor of outdoor opportunities. To help celebrate Beacon Hill’s tradition of urban gardening and education, join the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill Annual Tour, hosted on May 16. Showcasing eleven gardens, the tour will stop at The Whitney, where you’ll peruse the courtyard’s fresh flowers and sip on Prosecco.

At The Whitney, every detail reflects a commitment to solace and sophistication. Rooms and suites are designed with an eye for the refined and an appreciation for the comforts of home. Large windows invite natural light to pour in, illuminating the refined decor and high-end furnishings. Likewise, premium showers and baths, along with organic bath amenities, ensure that every aspect of your stay contributes to a sense of well-being and renewal.

Guest amenities at The Whitney further enrich your stay. The Neighborhood Passkey, exclusive to guests, unlocks special privileges and offers from select local partners, allowing you to peruse Beacon Hill like a true Bostonian. A modern fitness studio equipped with the latest machinery provides invigorating workouts. Their pet-friendly policy ensures your furry friends can also enjoy a lavish stay, with the Whitney Wags program offering special treats and amenities for pets. For expeditions beyond the hotel, complimentary bicycles offer a refreshing way to navigate Boston’s scenic landscapes. For some post-exploration fuel, palate-pleasing dishes await at Peregrine, where fresh, Mediterranean flavors come to life, alongside a spring-inspired cocktail menu, capturing the essence of spring in every sip.

As Boston bids farewell to winter, The Whitney Hotel is your getaway to the season of greenery and growth. From the famed Beacon Hill to the lively cultural festivals that dot the city’s calendar, The Whitney provides the perfect space to settle down and seize the promise of a new season.

In addition to The Whitney, Boston offers other remarkable stays within Independent Collection that cater to various tastes and preferences. Central to the city’s action, The Boxer Boston stands out with its industrial chic appeal, providing an intimate hideaway just steps from Boston’s bustling downtown. Meanwhile, positioned in the trendy Seaport District, The Envoy Hotel’s forward-thinking design offers an innovative stay with panoramic views of the Boston skyline and harbor. Each stay offers its own distinct Boston experience, ensuring that whatever your style, there’s a perfect spot for you to unwind after a day of springtime sauntering.

Discover Springtime Magic at Independent Collection

With spring sprouting across landscapes and cityscapes alike, there’s no better time to embark on a journey of renewal. Each hotel offers a unique getaway, from the swaying palm trees of Coral Gables to the illustrious elegance of Boston’s Beacon Hill. Whether your ideal spring escape involves luxuriating in the serene ambiance of a coastal retreat or immersing yourself in the vibrancy of urban life, our properties serve as a testament to the bespoke experiences that await your time away.