Museum Quality Exhibits Throughout the Hotel
Features Stories Highlighting 80 Year History
|WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2005 - On February 18, 2005, the historic Renaissance
Mayflower Hotel is celebrating its 80th anniversary with the unveiling
of permanent, museum-quality installations throughout the hotel that highlight
the Mayflower's prominent past. The hotel, which opened its doors
on February 18, 1925, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places,
recognized for its architectural significance, as well as its historic
distinction. With 657 rooms, the Mayflower is the largest luxury
hotel in Washington, D.C.
Keith McClinsey, a senior event manager at the hotel, oversaw the development of the hotel's history installations and became so involved with the project, he conducted his own scavenger hunt to obtain hotel objects lost over time. Using online auctions and many searches through the hotel's archives in the basement, his many discoveries include old postcards, a set of original Mayflower china, silver pieces and photographs.
Famous places and spaces
A brochure offering a self-guided tour to the hotel is available at the concierge desk. The guide features several stopping points throughout all public spaces and highlights works of art, artifacts, architecture and historic events. The hotel also is placing plaques in key guestrooms and meeting spaces throughout the hotel to commemorate famous happenings, such as:
Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
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