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Capital Hilton Reignites Flair With A Trader Vic's Tiki Pop-Up Bar In Statler Lounge This Summer

May 12, 2022 (PRNewswire via COMTEX) -- PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2022

The hotel's iconic tiki bar comes back to life in the Statler Lounge from Memorial Day to Labor Day, offering tropical decor, menu items and the famous Trader Vic's Mai Tai.

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- This summer, Capital Hilton is reigniting the flame of the popular Polynesian and tropically inspired Trader Vic's restaurant inviting travelers and locals alike to experience a literal taste of the hotel's history. Working in collaboration with the original Trader Vic's restaurant first based in Oakland, California, the Capital Hilton team will transform The Statler Lounge lobby bar into a tropical destination, a Trader Vic's Mai Tai Lounge pop-up bar with traditional tiki decor from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The pop-up will also offer a handful of original food items and cocktails from the Trader Vic's menu, including the famous Mai Tai, created by Victor "The Trader" Bergeron in 1944, to evoke the flavors and feel of the famed restaurant.

Originally located in the basement of the Capital Hilton--which was at the time called the Statler Hilton--Trader Vic's was in operation from 1961 to 1995 and, with its location just two blocks from the White House, often hosted politicians, including Presidents Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon, the latter of whom was a frequent guest.

"We are very excited to bring back such an incredible piece of fun history from our past," said General Manager of the Capital Hilton, Paolo Pedrazzini. "In such close proximity to the White House, Trader Vic's at the Statler was a sort of tropical getaway for presidents, diplomats and Washington, DC locals. We're looking forward to sparking that magic again with our Trader Vic's Mai Tai Lounge pop-up in the Statler Lounge."

To enhance the experience at Capital Hilton, guests will be invited to take part in the fun with a self-portrait area that will be decorated with the same tiki decor so that guests can commemorate their Trader Vic's experience with an Instagram-able moment.

"Trader Vic's seasonal return to the Capital Hilton and to Washington, DC is a wonderful homecoming of sorts and an exciting opportunity to come back to the exact location where we served and celebrated with our guests for over thirty years," said Rhett Rosen, CEO of Trader Vic's Worldwide. "As we come up on our 88th anniversary we are continuing to expand globally, collaborating with established tiki enthusiasts, and introducing a new generation to an influential brand whose legacy expands far beyond our restaurants' walls. We are grateful for our partners at Capital Hilton, and we look forward to a wonderful summer in our nation's capital."

Expect tiki-themed specials throughout the summer for Capital Pride, Independence Day and more as this unique experience comes to life once more at Capital Hilton.

Capital Hilton is located at 100116th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. For reservations, guests can visit Capital Hilton or call +1 202-393-1000.

For more news on Hilton Hotels & Resorts, please visit https://newsroom.hilton.com/hhr .

About Capital Hilton
Opened in 1943 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Capital Hilton has a proud tradition of welcoming the world's travelers to Washington, DC for over 75 years. The Capital Hilton has had the honor of hosting presidents, dignitaries, and countless notable leaders alike and is a Historic Hotels of America member hotel. Located two blocks from the White House and National Mall, the hotel is central to top attractions, shopping, dining, museums and historic sites. Visit Capital Hilton for more information, and connect with Capital Hilton on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .

About Trader Vic's
With 19 locations, globally in the United States, Middle East, and Asia, Trader Vic's Worldwide is known for its authentic, island ambiance and world-famous Tiki cocktails. Home of the Original Mai Tai(R), created in 1944 by Victor "The Trader" Bergeron, the legendary cocktail has become the most replicated tropical drink of all time. Offering innovative Asian fusion cuisine set in a tropical paradise, Trader Vic's is a can't-miss destination whether visiting for happy hour, brunch, a leisurely supper, or any other occasion. Visit http://tradervics.com/news/ for more information, and connect with Trader Vic's on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter .

About Hilton
Hilton /zigman2/quotes/202780307/composite HLT +1.39% is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising nearly 6,900 properties and nearly 1.1 million rooms, in 122 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for five consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the nearly 133 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app , guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on�?� Facebook ,�?� Twitter ,�?� LinkedIn ,�?� Instagram �?�and�?� YouTube .

CONTACT:
Scott Robison
Capital Hilton
+1 202-639-5741
Scott.Robison@hilton.com

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