A JEWEL IN THE CAPITAL

Need a new hotel to call home when working in D.C.? It’s tough to top the Topaz, a hip new outpost just minutes from Washington’s business center. Guest rooms come equipped with data ports, two-line cordless phones, and personalized voice mail. And you can start off every day with the hotel’s Power Hour energy drinks. After a hard day at the office, try the Topaz Bar, a shimmering oasis in the lobby done up in retro blue velvet, where the waitresses wear go-go boots. Hey, you deserve it. Rooms from $145. (800) 424-2950, www.coolhotelsdc.com