REVIEW: Mayflower Hotel’s Presidential Suite

If there is one hotel on Connecticut Avenue that has aged gracefully, it is the Autograph Collection’s Mayflower Hotel, DC’s largest luxury hotel. Opened in 1925, this historic hotel has hosted its fair share of stories that makes Washington, DC the power hungry city that it is today.

Stepping into the white-marble lobby, there is the emerald green Edgar Bar and Kitchen and to the left is the welcoming registration desk. Great happy hour specials and exquisite small bites are available promptly all day and into the evening.

All 581 rooms, including 64 suites have been refreshed by the $20 million renovation. Each hotel room floor is themed around an era. The roaring Twenties on the second, the electric Seventies is found on the seventh floor and so on.

On the tenth and top floor is the Presidential Suite, where design elements are modern yet classic. Open the double doors to be welcomed by a glowing presidential seal and a rotunda with a glass-encased ceiling with pictorial seals of the original thirteen colonies.

A mirrored hallway divider showcases iconic silhouettes. Golds, silvers, metals and mixed textures provide the rich base for this 2400sqft interior brought to you by The Gettys Group design firm. They also provided the interiors for the Marriott Resort Xiangshui Bay in Hainan and the The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne in Miami.

To the right of the great room is the office space, which can become your global headquarters and makes for a great place to make some very important decisions (like room service).

When you enter the suite, to the right is the master suite, an expansive sleeping quarters along with a walk in closet and bathroom fit for a king. Inside, there is an inviting chic solid surface stone bathtub with a polished satin matte finish.

Lacquers, tailor cuts, faux furs and dark wood make this suite shine. In the formal dining room for six, there is a view right out of a Hollywood movie or the latest TV drama. The second room is a nice add-on. Private and sophisticated, the room is comfortable for an extra set of guests.

Throughout the suite, your eyes cannot help but to seek out the luxury in all the high-end finishes and upgrades. Grays are silver, lighting is crystal-clear, accent pieces glitter, walls sparkle, and the furnishings evoke fashionable couture.

The Autograph Collection’s Mayflower Hotel still stands supreme in a land of politics and power. Especially in the Presidential Suite.

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