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Alexandria's Morrison House Makes 'Travel And Leisure' List Of World's Best Hotels

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MORRISON HOUSE
Morrison House

One of the world's best hotels is in Northern Virginia.

"Travel and Leisure" has included Alexandria's Morrison House in its 2012 list of the 50 best hotels in the world.

The magazine noted the Morrison House's piano bar and its library in its writeup:

History buffs will rejoice at the classically beautiful Morrison House, located near our nation’s capital. Ascend a winding staircase into the sturdy brick building, home to 45 stately guestrooms as well as a parlor, library, casual and formal restaurants, and salon bar. Rooms are decorated in soothing colors of apricot, saffron and coral, and feature touches like armoires and writing tables. Guests are encouraged to use the library, where you can curl up with some historical fiction on a big armchair. After dinner (at either the Grille or the more formal Dining Room), head over to the piano bar and sing along to old-school tunes with a live band.

The world's best hotel, according to the list, is Singita Grumeti Reserves, in Tanzania, which has lions, rhinos and leopards -- but, so far as we know, no piano bar.