The Washington Post

Abha Bhattarai

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Marriott has 10 fake rooms nestled in the basement of its headquarters.

  • Nov 29, 2015

At New World Magischola, students can take courses in alchemy, magical forensics and healing and poisons.

  • Nov 25, 2015

More than 500 people have invested in this line of antibacterial clothing.

  • Nov 20, 2015

“Some of us have spent big chunks of our lives in Starwood hotels,” says a rewards member. “This hits us hard.”

  • Nov 19, 2015

The company will keep its headquarters in Bethesda following the $12.2 billion deal.

  • Nov 16, 2015

Community banks traditionally looked to Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland for growth. That’s changing.

  • Nov 15, 2015

The store reopens today after expanding into the former Burberry space next door.

  • Nov 13, 2015

Vending machines already dispense cupcakes, frozen yogurt and gold coins. Now a local man wants to create one for smoothies.

  • Nov 12, 2015

A D.C. eyewear store uses short film to go after millennials.

  • Nov 12, 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
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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, and the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times. She lives in Washington, D.C.
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