Help Save the Tabard Inn
The employees at the employee-owned Tabard Inn Hotel & Restaurant have been deeply impacted by the closures and reduction in travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tabard Inn is Washington, DC's oldest hotel at 98 years old, and we'd like to see it celebrate its 100 birthday.
Please consider donating to support our team who need it most and keep the Tabard Inn open. Thanks in advance for your support, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Tabard Inn very soon.
Hear From Tabard Inn Employees
Probably most important is how we feel like a family. I’ve never had that feeling in another job. I also feel more dedicated to work at the Tabard because I'm a part-owner, so I put more time and effort to make this place grow and make it better. That's because, at the end of the day, it helps me. Everything we do, everything extra that we do for this place and our guests, we're going to get back. This has made it possible for me to send two of my daughters to college, and also support my mom in my country. That's really important to me.
I’m not a part owner, not yet, but I will be soon. I’m excited. That’s one of the things that keeps me going and definitely
keeps me coming in. Who doesn't love to be a part owner of something?I feel like that's the same reason we always get guests that come back, because everyone here at the Tabard put in so much effort because this is us. It shows who we are. It represents us. It’s like welcoming guests to our home. So we put effort in, that's why I come in and that's why I enjoy my job.Everybody that comes, even if they're not staying in the hotel, they'll come to the restaurant, when they walk back they say, "Thank you so much, that meal was great, that meal was awesome. And that makes us happy, we actually have a relationship with our guests.
The Tabard makes a special effort to involve itself with members of the community, holding fundraising events, charitable events, and social events. It's given me an opportunity to see how you can bring people together within your community to create change. That's been a really special part of my job here. As much as we don't want to think about it, you have to think about “what if.” What if the Tabard closed? This place has made it for 98 years and is very special to many different people for very different reasons. People will tell us that they got married here, or their parents had their first date here. Guests that travel, that live overseas and come here, say they always want to stay with us. There's a reason for that, a reason why people come back, which is important for us to understand.
A Message From Dante, our Guardian Angel
Many of you already know the Tabard Inn has been designated as a historical landmark. The Inn currently i s98 years old. It is the oldest operating hotel in Washington, DC and will soon be celebrating its 100 birthday.
But the Inn and its employee-owners have a problem. I would like to see your thoughts and support.
The Inn's managers feel quite confident and have had several promising conversations with funders who currently are planning to help us during this tough time.
So we are asking for your help to assist us during this brief period.
If you can see your way clear to help us cross the bridge to secure more funding, we would greatly appreciate it.
The Washington Area Community Investment Fund (Wacif) has generously agreed to accept donations on behalf of the Tabard Inn.
Donations are tax deductible and can be made by check, payable to Wacif, and mailed to Washington Area Community Investment Fund, Tabard Inn Donation, 2012 Rhode Island Avenue NE Washington, DC 2018.
You can also make a donation by clicking the button below. Thank you in advance for any help or advice you can offer.