Mayflower Hotel Gears Up for Election

Washington, D.C.—Next to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, the Mayflower Hotel at 1127 Connecticut Ave NW is the capital city’s most politically charged address. Host to inaugural balls, presidents, and heads of state from Coolidge and Roosevelt to Churchill and Obama, the newly renovated Mayflower Hotel is the longtime nominee for the place to stay during the excitement of an election year.

“The Mayflower has been the backdrop for Washington’s powerbrokers for more than nine decades,” said John Montano, general manager of The Mayflower Hotel, now a member of the exclusive Autograph Collection, Marriott International’s portfolio of one-of-a-kind independent hotels. “There’s always extra energy in D.C. during a presidential election campaign and since our guests are our most important constituency, we want them to get in on the experience.”

Located a short distance from the White House, The Mayflower is the easy frontrunner for visitors voting to stay at the most politically connected hotel in town during the exhilaration of a presidential election year. Throughout 2016, the hotel will be unveiling election-themed initiatives as a way to get guests involved in the buzz, from unique room packages to engaging activities.

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The Mayflower Election Year campaign includes:

Vote early and often. Beginning on President’s Day, February 15, guests can “vote” with their key cards, opting for red or blue, depending on their party choice. Results of the straw poll will be tabulated at key points during the campaign and shared using the hashtag, #TheMayflowerVote through the hotel’s social platforms.

Read red…and blue. While not quite as sizable as the planned Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago, during the election season The Mayflower will offer guests a politically-themed presidential lending library on the mezzanine level for browsing.

Presidential has its privilege. For guests who want a taste of what it feels like to win by a landslide, there’s the exclusive Presidential Privilege package, an inside track to VIP politico status that includes two nights in the newly renovated Presidential or Mayflower suites and a personal paparazzi to photograph you at the city’s most iconic locations, including the U.S. Capitol. The package, priced from $5,000, also includes a personal “secret service” style butler and a power day in D.C., complete with a special behind-the-scenes tour of the U.S. Capitol with a former Congressman, a private monuments at night tour, dinner at a top D.C. restaurant, along with sedan transportation for the evening.

Whether setting the stage for the Arab-Israel Peace Treaty in 1979, housing FDR in room 776 when he penned his famous quote, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” The Mayflower has been home to the famous and the infamous.