By Michael M. Clements By Michael M. Clements | June 28, 2019 | Culture
Immerse yourself in political pop culture with these creatively curated luxury hotel rooms.
Given its satirical take on the day-to-day political life of D.C., and how it has resonated with viewers for seven seasons, Veep is clearly an ideal choice for an interactive guest experience,” says Hamilton Hotel Washington DC Managing Director Mark Driscoll. Curated in conjunction with HBO set designers and prop masters from the Emmy Award-winning series, the hotel’s Presidential Veep Suite and Oval Office ($650 per night, hamiltonhoteldc.com), pictured here, includes set items like the resolute desk, a presidential seal area rug and an oversize portrait of Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, among other quirky props and touches. Gary the “bag man,” however, is not part of the package.
“I’d like to think every employee at Hamilton embodies the same level of attentive, above-and-beyond service,” adds Driscoll. Across town, in Foggy Bottom, TV and history buffs can check into The Watergate Scandal Room 214 ($1,299 per night, thewatergatehotel.com). The collaboration between Lyn Paolo, costume designer for Scandal and Shameless, and Rakel Cohen, co-owner of The Watergate Hotel, captures the intrigue of one of the world’s most infamous rooms. “Everyone kept asking us about room 214, so we decided to do something bold with it,” says Cohen. If you prefer your stay to have a social impact, book the Work It Room at Kimpton Mason & Rook ($350 per night through Aug. 31, masonandrookhotel.com). Part of the rate goes to support Vital Voices, a D.C.-based nonprofit organization that invests in women globally. The immersive room enables guests to interact with others before and after them. We’re still waiting for the Game of Thrones suite in the Trump International Hotel.
Photography by: PHOTO COURTESY OF HAMILTON HOTEL WASHINGTON, DC