When a new property showcases a gorgeous portrait of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg—along with 60 other immersive artworks of leaders who’ve fought for civil and human rights—the stage is set for an unmatched stay. The 191-room Hotel Zena opens on 14th Street, with standout attractions like Figleaf, a stylish bar and restaurant, which features cocktails honoring women icons and new American cuisine. Coming in 2021: Hedy’s rooftop lounge, a chic perch to take in views of the historic neighborhood. 1155 14th St. NW, 202.737.1200, viceroyhotelsandresorts.com
Luxury electric carmaker Karma Automotive now has a regional home in Vienna, Va., at Exclusive Automotive Group, which is also a full-service dealer for Aston Martin, Bentley Motors and Koenigsegg Automotive. Karma’s Revero GT, which is mostly assembled by hand at Karma’s manufacturing facility in California, won Green Car Journal’s 2020 luxury green car of the year. Customization is part of the appeal, as customers can select from a sports or performance package. 8550 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, Va., test-drive reservations, Tate Attia, 703.712.8324, karmaautomotive.com
Natalie Strahorn, owner of The MVMNT Society.
Natalie Strahorn recently launched Old Town Alexandria’s MVMNT Society as a way to rethink what a barre studio can be. She created new foundational classes, including many online, and says she’s offering “a method that’s constantly changing to keep clients evolving mentally and physically. I like to think of it as similar to Tracy Anderson but less complicated choreography and more approachable.” 1701 Duke St., Ste. 160, Alexandria, 571.317.7005, themvmntsociety.com
The National Museum of Women in the Arts is open for visitors, and the museum’s November unveil is Reclamation: Recipes, Remedies and Rituals, an evolving exhibit and ingredient archive that focuses on food as a creative medium for visual art—all set around the kitchen table. Nine female artists will activate their own culinary tables and share photos, videos and stories. Nov. 15-Jan. 3, 1250 New York Ave. NW, 202.783.5000, nmwa.org