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Concierge Picks: The Best of Washington, DC

Need assistance in planning the vacation of a lifetime to our nation’s capital? The Hay-Adams is pleased to provide visitors of our luxury hotel an exclusive guide to the best things to do in Washington, DC, wherever your interests lie. Selected by our knowledgeable Les Clefs D'Or Concierge service and beloved by our guests, these activities, entertainment options, dining destinations, and attractions are the hidden gems of Washington, DC.

We will be happy to assist you with your travel plans, and our experienced team are here to arrange any activities and services you may wish to experience during your visit. Please contact us by email at or by telephone at (202) 662-4994 for assistance prior to your arrival.

Meet the team

Eric Gammill

Eric grew up in the DMV and is a proud D.C. native. He has been living in the city for the past 35 years and has actually lived in all four quadrants. Eric has been Concierge for 25 years here at The Hay-Adams. His favorite part of being on this team is that every day is different and even after 25 years, he continues to learn new things. In his free time, Eric can be found either dining out in the city, creating a culinary masterpiece at home, or traveling somewhere new.

Eric’s DC Must-Dos

+ Visit the most beautiful building in DC, the Library of Congress
+ Check out the culinary scene (ask Eric his favorites)
+ National Archives Museum

Franziska Boelke

Franziska has been living in the city since 2006. Fran is originally from Dresden, Germany and speaks fluent German. She has been in the hospitality industry since she was only 17 years old and has experience in various hotels and cruise lines. Fran discovered D.C. is a city full of live music and she can direct you to the best music spots in town. While not behind the concierge desk, Franziska enjoy working out at Cut7, biking around town for great coffee, and discovering new restaurants.

Franziska’s DC’s Must-Dos

+ Take a boat ride on the Potomac
+ Visit the Lincoln Memorial at night, sit on the steps, and enjoy the view
+ Mr. Henry’s Jazz Jam on Wednesdays

Leire Falcon

Leire has been living in D.C. for 3 years now.  Leire is originally from San Sebastian, Spain and speaks fluent Spanish & Basque. Before she joined our team, she owned a boutique hotel, in her hometown, for over 10 years.  Not only does she have 20 years of hospitality experience but she also has a master’s degree in International Relations.  She enjoys the theatre and will happily assist getting tickets to the latest show.  Outside of the office, Leire enjoys spending quality time with her husband, horseback riding, and volunteering.

Leire's DC’s Must-Dos

+ Visit the U.S. Capitol
+ National Museum of African American History and Culture
+ A Stroll through Georgetown