Now, other than, say, John McCain and maybe Ralph Nader, is there anyone out there who can honestly say they want to live like the president? With all due respect to Mr. Obama, the country is a pretty screwed up place these days, and the idea of having to fix it? Forget about it. We’ll stick to writing about hotels, thankyouverymuch.
Of course, the Omni Shoreham’s idea of living like a president has nothing to do with economic bailout plans or the war in Iraq. To them, executive power is all private jets and makeovers. Behold the awe-inspiring deets:
· Private jet for arrival and departure
· Private in-room dinner for four, prepared by a personal chef with entertainment by political satirist Mark Russell
· Private breakfast served daily
· Personal concierge and chauffeur available 24 hours a day
· Entry for four to "A New Birth of Freedom" inaugural events on January 20
· $44,000 shopping spree from the Lambros Jewelry Inauguration Collection
· Pre-inauguration makeover by Elizabeth Arden's Red Door Salon & Spa
· Commemorative inaugural photo album with a personal inaugural photographer
· Personalized President and First Lady cologne and perfume
· Presidential puppy of guests' choice upon departure
And to complete the experience, guests get a “Foreign Policy Trip” five-night gift certificate to the Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 in St. Petersburg, Russia, with first-class roundtrip airfare for four also included. A portion of the package price will be donated to a charity of choice.
Alternately, the $58,000 package includes a four-night stay in a one-bedroom Presidential Suite, two first-class roundtrip airline tickets to and from D.C., private breakfast, personal chauffeur, in-room dinner, a $5,800 shopping spree, entry for two to "A New Birth of Freedom" inaugural events on January 20, and a commemorative inaugural photo album.
Available Jan. 17-23, 2009, the packages must be prepaid and are (duh) non-refundable. We don’t even want to think about how much taxes will be.
[Photo: Omni Shoreham Hotel]