D.C.'s The Jefferson hotel – whose workers belong to Unite Here Local 25 -- ranks No. 10 on U.S. News & World Report's 2015 list of the nation's best hotels, jumping from No. 99 on the 2014 list. "Aside from honors from Fodor's and Frommer's, The Jefferson earned recognition from more industry experts in 2015, including Travel + Leisure and Lonely Planet," writes U.S. News. "Plus travelers praise The Jefferson (it nabbed a spot on the Conde Nast Readers' Choice List), noting the hotel's staff members went out of their way to make their stays memorable."
- Jeff Clabaugh, Washington Business Journal