In 2012, the Dragon is welcomed back, and while 2011, the Year of the Rabbit, was characterized by calm and tranquility, the Year of the Dragon will be marked by excitement, unpredictability, exhilaration and intensity.
And it was so at the Mandarin Oriental Wednesday night when Washingtonians flocked to the popular luxury hotel for its annual Chinese New Year Gala.
“The Year of the Dragon has always ushered in excitement and exhilaration,” said General Manager Amanda Hyndman, before the Andre Wells planned party, which featured dragon shaped ice sculptures, traditional costumes, and gold painted mannequin models.
Among those welcoming the dragon’s power and prestige were Dr. Katy Nelson, Allison Brooks, Kadrieka Maiden and Jason Kampf.
Spotted & Snapped: See more pictures form the Chinese New Year Gala here. *All photos courtesy of The Washington Lobbyist.