Abha Bhattarai

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The Rockville-based fast-casual chain is heading to the West Coast this year.

  • Apr 1, 2015

The 2,000-room resort outranks D.C. hotels as the area’s most popular meeting destination.

  • Mar 27, 2015

Millennials don’t want traditional advertising, Marriott said: They want to be informed and entertained.

  • Mar 23, 2015

The $114.6 million project, due for 2017, is part of a broader growth effort for world’s largest credit union.

  • Mar 20, 2015

As of February, nine months after the hotel’s opening, Marriott said it had retained 77% of its employees.

  • Mar 20, 2015

Look for 5,000 square feet of museum-like displays, piles of raw lumber and large pieces of artwork on the walls.

  • Mar 18, 2015

AC Hotels, a line of boutique properties, will make its local debut in National Harbor this month.

  • Mar 13, 2015

Caudalie, the French skincare company, will open its first area boutique and spa later this month.

  • Mar 6, 2015

Bluemercury, which started with one local store in 1999, has become a $100 million-a-year empire.

  • Mar 6, 2015

The Bethesda-based company plans to sell 1.9 million shares for more than $70 million.

  • Mar 3, 2015
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Abha Bhattarai covers local banking, retail and hospitality for The Washington Post's Capital Business section. Abha graduated from The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Forbes.com and the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times. She lives in Washington, D.C.
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