Presidential Privilege at Mandarin Washington

While 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is Washington, D.C.‘s most prestigious address, 1330 Maryland Avenue, SW is home to the U.S. capital’s newest luxury hotel, and the preeminent travel package, “Mandarin Oriental Presidential Privilege,” designed for one couple to fête the 2005 Inauguration in unsurpassed style.

Those looking to make a lasting impression on the occupants of The White House can indulge in this $200,500 one-of-a-kind experience, available exclusively on January 17 - 21, 2005. The package features a five-day, four-night stay in the 3,500-square foot Presidential Suite at Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. with breakfast in the suite daily; private jet service to and from Washington, DC; designer outfits for Inaugural events from Neiman Marcus; a personal chauffer for five days; an exclusive dinner for eight guests at Mandarin Oriental’s signature restaurant CityZen, prepared by Chef Eric Ziebold; and daily spa treatments in The Spa at Mandarin Oriental to relax and revitalize after late night hobnobbing. Many additional luxuries are included.

“This is a once-in-a lifetime experience for a couple wanting to celebrate the election of the candidate of their choice in an over-the-top fashion,” said General manager Darrell Sheaffer.  “The perks of this luxurious package guarantee they will mark the 2005 Inauguration in a style befitting a Commander in Chief!”

The power couple will be outfitted for the Inaugural Balls by Neiman Marcus.  She will wear a couture Oscar de la Renta evening gown with matching Manolo Blahnik shoes, a Judith Leiber minaudiere crystal bag, a Henry Dunay emerald ring, and a full length Jerry Sorbara mink coat. 

His attire will include a Kiton tuxedo with matching BOW tie and cumber bun, David Yurman
cuff links, a Tank Francois 18 carat gold Cartier watch, and a Burberry reversible coat.  These outfits will be the couple’s to keep when the parties draw to a close.

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The “Mandarin Oriental Presidential Privilege” package includes:

- Five days, four nights in the sumptuous Presidential Suite at Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C., offering unrivaled views of the city’s major monuments
- Private jet service to and from Washington, D.C. on Blue Star Jets within the continental U.S. 
- Guest’s choice of a chauffer-driven Maybach, Rolls Royce or Hummer during the entire stay
- A private five-course dinner party for eight guests in CityZen specially prepared by Chef Eric Ziebold and sommelier Christopher Hile
- Krug Champagne and Beluga caviar for two, served daily at dusk in the Presidential Suite’s living room to watch the sunset over the monuments
- Daily Time Ritual spa treatments (2-hours each) for two in the exclusive 14,000-square foot Spa at Mandarin Oriental.  Manicure and pedicure services also included.
- Tickets to an Inaugural event
- Designer “his and her” Inaugural Ball fashions from Neiman Marcus
- Complimentary Chanel makeover and ladies “updo” hairstyle
- Complimentary pressing of formal attire
- Daily breakfast in bed
- 24-hour personal butler service
- A twenty set DVD collection of Washington-DC based movies
- Monogrammed plush robes with party affiliation
- Guaranteed and preferred seating in CityZen and Café Mozu, located in Mandarin Oriental
- Nightly turndown keepsakes
- A special commemorative gift at the event’s conclusion: an American flag, flown over the U.S. Capital
This one-of-a-kind package is only available January 17 - 21, 2005 and costs $200,500.  The rate does not include tax or gratuity and is commissionable on the room portion only.  For additional information or inquiries please call the hotel directly at (202) 554-8588. For general reservations, please call toll-free at (888)-888-1778 or visit www.mandarinoriental.com.

Located on the exclusive top floor of the hotel, the ultra-luxurious Presidential Suite features unprecedented views of the Potomac Tidal Basin, Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument.  Panoramic views from windows in the grand parlor include the National Cathedral, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Memorial, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery, the Pentagon, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, among other historical buildings and museums.  With three bedrooms in total, this suite occupies 3,512 square feet and sells for $8,000 per night.

The suite features 14 rooms which includes: a foyer; a Grand Parlor with 25-foot ceilings and a grand piano; a Dining Room with a table to accommodate eight; a Study/Media room with leather walls and wood inlays and a game table; a Den; three bedrooms -a master king bedded room with walk in closets and dressing area, a double bedded room and a king bedded room; three bathrooms - one master bathroom with an infinity tub and a separate shower stall with both oversized and hand-held nozzles and wall jets, and two full bathrooms with a separate shower and soaking tub; a powder room; a work out room with a treadmill; a kitchenette with a small stove, refrigerator and Illy cappuccino machine; and two balconies.
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