The week of the inauguration could easily be coined the week of the fabulously rich and famous. Several of Washington's luxury hotels have set their sights on the biggest of big spenders. Cue Robin Leach: "Hey travelers, how would you like your own private jet service, butler-drawn baths and a 3,500-square-foot hotel suite? You'll be wearing the finest custom couture as you emerge at the inaugural ball in your chauffeur-driven limousine!"
The price range: $5,000-$200,500 for a four-night stay.
At the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the mother of all bathrooms.
(Pierre Kattar - washingtonpost.com)
Now, who's ready for caviar?
"Presidential Privilege" at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel
The Price: Four nights, $200,500
The Digs: 3,500-square-foot Presidential suite, with 14 rooms, including three bedrooms, a "Grand Parlor" with 25-foot ceilings, expansive views of the Potomac, a grand piano and a workout room. Also, the mother of all bathrooms, with glass shower for two, wall jets and monster shower heads, plus a sunken tub. Flat-screen televisions throughout the suite.
Perks: Private jet service to and from Washington, a chauffeur-driven Maybach, 24-hour personal butler service, including a bath butler; "his and her" inaugural ball outfits from Neiman Marcus, event tickets, daily spa treatments, Champagne and caviar served daily at dusk.
Contact Info: Mandarin
Oriental Hotel, Washington, D.C.
"Presidential Package" at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel
The Price: Four nights, $150,000
The Digs: One of the hotel's luxury suites, starting at 900 square feet.