For those who want as little as possible to do with all that traditional holiday stuff, we suggest Donovan House. Sleek, modern, and cosmopolitan, the hotel is better known for its summertime rooftop pool parties and the Asian-fusion restaurant Zentan than for historic connections — which is exactly what we like about it. We predict your hippest relatives jetting in from chic cites around the world will like it, too.
Where: Donovan House, 1155 14th Street NW; 202-737-1200.
Photo: Courtesy of Thompson Hotels