Mayflower Renaissance Washington DC Celebrates 85th Anniversary, Offers New Package

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On February 18th, 2010, the iconic, landmark Mayflower Renaissance Washington DC Hotel celebrates its 85th anniversary and kicks off a year-long celebration. The hotel will offer a special 85th Anniversary rooms package that is available weekends beginning Thursday, February 18, 2010 thru Sunday, February 13, 2011.

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"In most cases these items were actually given away to our guests during their visit as a memento,” explains Mayflower historian and Director of Sales and Marketing Keith McClinsey. “We are delighted to be able to showcase these treasures."

In 1925, prohibition was in effect, the New Yorker magazine published its first issue, the first synchronized transmission of pictures and sound was achieved, F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby and The Mayflower, later labeled Washington, DC's "Second Best Address" by President Harry Truman, opened its doors. On February 18th, 2010, the iconic, landmark Washington DC hotel, the Mayflower Renaissance, celebrates its 85th anniversary and kicks off a year-long celebration. The hotel will offer a special 85th Anniversary rooms package that is available weekends beginning Thursday, February 18, 2010 thru Sunday, February 13, 2011.

The Mayflower Renaissance 85th Anniversary Package rate is $185 per night and includes:

  •     Deluxe accommodations,
  •     Breakfast for two in the Café Promenade,
  •     A bottle of Iron Horse Vineyards customized signature Mayflower 85th Anniversary Sparking Wine
  •     A collection of 15 Historic Mayflower postcards.

On anniversary day, the Mayflower Renaissance hotel debuts its collection of items returned to them courtesy of their amnesty program of last year, along with the stories of how these items were obtained and their history. Included in this collection will be everything from banquet chairs, to a GM’s cufflinks, to silver champagne bucket, china, crystal and more. "In most cases these items were actually given away to our guests during their visit as a memento,” explains Mayflower historian and Director of Sales and Marketing Keith McClinsey. “We are delighted to be able to showcase these treasures and share the stories that give them special meaning."

The Mayflower Renaissance has worked with Iron Horse Vineyards to create a limited edition signature Renaissance Mayflower 85th Anniversary Sparking Wine that will be served throughout the hotel. Special events will both harken back to days gone by as well as highlight the more contemporary. Planned activities include a Diamond Dinner with part of the meal served on Evalyn Walsh McLean’s gold chargers. The hotel purchased these from this former Hope Diamond owner’s estate sale in 1948, a recreation of the legendary Champagne & Orchids Ball and Mother & Daughter Dress up Afternoon Teas. Mother Daughter Tea will begin Saturday April 17th and will be held on the third Saturday of each month till December.

*Rates are based upon availability.

About Renaissance Hotels

RENAISSANCE HOTELS is an upscale brand with more than 140 properties in 28 countries that speaks to passionate travelers in search of authentic local discoveries when traveling for business or leisure. Renaissance Hotels has recently welcomed several new "gems" to its global collection – the ultra-modern Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel, the chic Renaissance New York Hotel 57 in Manhattan and the beautifully restored historic Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach. These hotels join a rich portfolio defined by distinctive and well-known icons such as the Mayflower Renaissance Washington, D.C. Hotel, the Blackstone Renaissance Chicago Hotel, the Shelbourne Dublin Renaissance and the Renaissance Hotel Beijing. To make reservations and for more information about Renaissance Hotels, visit http://www.renaissancehotels.com. Follow Renaissance on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/RenHotels.

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