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  • Ron Chernow joins The Hay-Adams on Thursday, February 24th to discuss his latest book.



  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, February 24th, The Hay-Adams Author Series will welcome celebrated biographer Ron Chernow to dine and discuss his latest book, the New York Times bestseller Washington: A Life. The luncheon will be the first public event in the Hotel’s magnificent new rooftop facility, Top of the Hay, overlooking the White House.

    “I could not think of a better way to celebrate the week of Washington’s birthday and inaugurate our new Top of the Hay than by having Ron Chernow share his extraordinary insights about the first President,” said Kay Enokido, President of the Hay-Adams. “The Author Series was created to recognize the finest writers and their outstanding work. Chernow’s book is a page-turner and truly one of the best biographies I’ve ever read.”

    In the landmark biography, hailed by The Washington Post as “a true achievement,” Ron Chernow presents a richly nuanced and vivid portrait of the real George Washington, revealing many surprising facts about the man behind the legend. Chernow‘s first book, The House of Morgan, won the National Book Award. His books Alexander Hamilton and Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller were nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography and spent months on the New York Times bestseller list.

    The event, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., will be co-hosted by Ms. Enokido and renowned Presidential historian Michael Beschloss. Guests will enjoy a specially prepared lunch from the Hotel’s new state-of-the art rooftop kitchen and have the opportunity to interact with the author. A book signing will follow.

    Tickets are $85 and include a three‐course meal, wine, tax and gratuity. Washington: A Life will be available for purchase. For tickets and more information, go to www.hayadams.com and click on Author Series, or call (202) 220‐4844.

    About The Hay-Adams Author Series

    The Hay-Adams Author Series was launched in 2005 to renew a tradition that began in the late 1800s when such notable authors as Mark Twain and Edith Wharton gathered at the homes of John Hay and Henry Adams (now the site of The Hay-Adams) to discuss politics, art and literature. Combining lively conservation, an unparalleled location, and fine food and drink, the tradition lives on with some of the most distinguished authors of today. Previous authors have included Maya Angelou, Isabel Allende, Patricia O’Toole, Robert Merry, Marie Arana, Marcus Mabry, Jenna Bush, Robert Bennett, John Grisham, John Feinstein, and David McCullough.

    About The Hay-Adams

    Located at Sixteenth and H Streets at Lafayette Park across from the White House, The Hay-Adams is Washington’s finest luxury hotel and one of the most historic and celebrated properties in the world. The Hotel offers 145 rooms and suites, many with White House views. It has won numerous awards for its impeccable service and is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, an exclusive group of discriminating luxury hotels worldwide. For more information, visit www.hayadams.com.