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Presidential treatment two blocks from the White House

Because it's only polite to invite over your new neighbor, the four-diamond St Regis DC located two blocks from the White House has welcomed/hosted every American president since Coolidge cut the grand opening ribbon in 1926. And because American presidents are mad picky, each of the 157 rooms & 25 suites comes come with the signature St. Regis Butler Service.With Crystal chandeliers layering the ceiling of the window-filled lobby, one would think this wouldn't be the room where they hosted a daily 6pm Champagne sabering ceremony.Take a seat on one of the Chesterfield sofas adjacent to the fireplace, while you sip on seasonal cocktails and ponder what the most expensive thing is inside of the $2 million St Regis Bar.Caramelized spiced duck "A L'Orange" awaits you at signature Adour, whose French American cuisine is "designed with wine in mind", a.k.a., the Kathie Lee approach to eating.The John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt Astor Suite is 1,040sqft of master bedroom, huge living room w/ dining area, and powder room.A private dining room w/ butler pantry, a tobacco-accented color scheme, a library, and two fireplaces? Yeah, this must be the Presidential Suite.Located just next door to the hotel is the wonderfully quaint Astor Terrace, which plays host to private events and weddings, and has been fenced in to keep presidents from doing what they do best: crashing parties.