by Cheryl-Anne Sturken | July 01, 2004
The Madison hotelIn a city where new hotels seem to pop up daily, an old timer with the fresh face of a newcomer is getting more than a second glance.
     The Madison, just four blocks north of the White House, recently finished an extensive $40 million makeover to restore the building to its original Federal-style design. Unique to the hotel, and a hit with Capitol Hill politicians, are two very private dining rooms, the Hawk and the Dove, which seat six and eight, respectively. In addition to eight meeting rooms, the Dolley Madison ballroom can host 400.
     In April, the long-awaited National World War II Memorial was unveiled. Up next is the National Museum of the American Indian, set
to open in September.