Built Environment Introduction: A Deeper Look at the Mayflower Hotel

The Mayflower Hotel located just four blocks from the nation’s capitol, has been known as “Washington’s Second Best Address.” The hotel has hosted several prominent social events and important people such as President Calvin Coolidge’s inaugural ball. While the Mayflower Hotel is tied to the history of Washington DC in several ways, the hotel has […]

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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 1-10

Bhattarai, Abha. “Mayflower Hotel to Undergo $20M Guest Room Renovation (Posted 2014-08-24 20:27:43).” The Washington Post, Aug 24 2014,ProQuest Central, http://proxyau.wrlc.org/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/1555605274?accountid=8285. This article discusses the modern-day interior of the hotel and reasons for the types of renovations that have taken place inside the hotel. The article also serves the purpose of informing the audience about […]

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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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Annotated Bibliographies 5 and 6

“Facebook.” The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection,  www.facebook.com/themayflowerhoteldc. This selected source is the Mayflower Hotel’s Facebook account. The Mayflower Hotel’s Facebook account offers its viewers to see a variety of events, pictures, and articles that the Mayflower Hotel takes part in. On the hotels site, they host the #StayDC which strives to create a connection between […]

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Elegance, Scandals, and Business: A Glimpse at The Mayflower Hotel

Opened in 1925, The Mayflower Hotel is now a luxury Renaissance hotel that provides a contemporary stylish location to their customers currently owned by Marriott (Cooper). The hotel is located at 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, half a mile five-minute walk from the United States Capitol (Powell). The hotel holds ten floors along with  581 elegant […]

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Annotated Bibliography

Bhattarai, Abha. “Mayflower Hotel to Undergo $20M Guest Room Renovation.” 4 Aug. 2014, http://search.proquest.com.proxyau.wrlc.org/docview/1555605274/fulltext/a5373caeaa284d4cpq/1?accountid=8285. This article discusses the modern-day interior of the hotel and reasons for the types of renovations that have taken place inside the hotel. The article also serves the purpose of informing the audience about how the interior the hotel especially the […]

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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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Golden Scandals at the Mayflower Hotel

The image on the right- hand side is one of the three front gold doors to enter the Mayflower Hotel. The image below shows all three  gold front doors that lead to the lobby. The color gold is usually equated with wealth. Wealth can lead to corruption if handled by the wrong people such as the former New York governor, […]

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