Scandals Behind the Elegant Mayflower Hotel

In Ruben Castaneda’s S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C., the Mayflower Hotel is only mentioned in one scene of the book. Castaneda states that a jury found Mayor Marion Barry “guilty of using cocaine at the Mayflower Hotel, in downtown Washington, with another woman, two months before the Vista episode”(83). This event […]

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Annotated Bibliography 7-10

Paschall, Valerie. “A History of Scandal and D.C. Hotels.” Curbed DC, 2013, dc.curbed.com/2013/6/26/10226580/a-history-of-scandal-and-dc-hotels. In this website source, the main topics of this article are exposing all the hidden scandals of prominent politicians that occurred in several DC hotels. For example, a scandal that occurred in the Mayflower Hotel was President Bill Clinton having an affair […]

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The Mayflower Hotel in the Digital Age: From Businessmen to Politicians

  At first glance, the Mayflower Hotel’s homepage, located on the hotel’s website, displays a picture of a woman with piercing blue eyes dressed in business attire. Beside her, a young man also dressed in business attire leans casually against the banister placed at the mezzanine level of the hotel. The entire homepage of the Mayflower […]

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Exterior of the Mayflower Hotel: Suits Surrounding the Mayflower

The Mayflower Hotel, located at 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC is easily accessible and navigable despite the fast-paced environment that surrounds the hotel. The hotel currently owned by Marriott, spans a full block, containing ten floors. During the planning stages of the hotel, the landowners wanted “to tie the Mayflower Hotel to the nearby […]

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