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Doubletree By Hilton

8120 Wisconsin Avenue · Bethesda, MD

How to find us

We will be in the restaurant. Park in the free city garage lot on Woodmont. Walk up the parking ramp to the main entrance. Walk straight through to where we are. Or turn right to check into the hotel.

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Details

Hi ladies, we are excited to invite you to our first "Prom Night" and Pre-Soiree Dinner in bustling downtown Bethesda at the Doubletree Hotel.

This is the first time we have hosted a "Prom Night" and we know that the theme resonates on many levels. Clearly, proms offer a fantastic fashion platform for all of us to explore and revel in. Rather than recycling old Halloween cliches (been there, done that), we wanted this season's soiree to combine the best of 20th Century traditions and 21st Century sensibilities.

Prom Night lets us focus on our inherent femininity inside and out, the passions of youth, the desire for elegance, and dreams of romance. As adults we can and do fully appreciate such things but constraints may not have permitted us to enjoy our prom as we would have liked. Ah--but now we can create memories and do Prom Night the way it should have been --- with all the joys of strutting your feminine side.

Crash at the hotel to make your life easier. Be sure to book using our group rate of $99/night by calling Brittany (or Zak) directly at[masked]. Tell her you are part of the “DC Regional Trans Ladies” and she will give you the rate. If the rate drops later, you’ll get the lower rate. If you are members of Hilton Honors, AAA, or AARP, you can get potentially get discounts for those if you choose to book online instead of using the group rate.

The Doubletree Hotel staff are eager to host us and build on our successes from our Summer in the City Soiree. We contacted the staff and made them aware of issues noted during the last event. The restaurant's preparation and serving staff will be expecting us to arrive in waves for dinner and will be fully resourced to serve us.

Once the dinner period kicks off, you can take a seat in the restaurant early or have another drink at bar. Michelle, Monica or Suzanne will be there to help us form into groups then each bevy of gals will segue to a table. (No need to wait for Beth and the new girls if they haven't arrived yet--they can be in a later wave of seating.) Specifically, we will seat ourselves in groups (8+-) in short (10-15 minute) intervals until we are all accommodated. This phased seating approach is intended to ensure more efficient order taking and more uniform, timely delivery of your meal and refreshments

At our signature soirees, we invite trans-women, their partners, and friends socialize, network, and relax. We encourage new girls to come out to help boost their confidence and garner tips from those more experienced. And of course, we love having our regulars come out too!

If you're not feeling ready for girl mode in public, you are still welcome to attend in guy mode. Upon arrival, introduce yourself as a member to the hosts, and we will welcome you warmly. Please consider joining us for the Pre-Soiree Dinner in the hotel's dining room. It is an opportunity to sit with your sisters and get to know them.

If you’re looking to get your Soiree makeup professionally applied, our very own Elizabeth Taylor (Beth) will be offering makeup makeovers at her room in the hotel (http://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com). She has just two slots available: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Other makeover artists are listed on our discussion board.

Guest photographer Matt Anderson will be taking event photos during dinner and the Soiree. Matt will also be available for a limited number of private, 20-minute mini-shoots in Beth’s room for an additional fee. Check out his work at http://www.dvj.photography/ He can be reached at [masked] and[masked]. Or you can contact Beth directly to book or ask questions.

We look forward to seeing you all at our Prom Night Pre-Soiree Dinner!