We'd say the W Hotel also won itself a big prize, getting a big shout out from Obama for putting the turkeys up before their big moment in the spotlight.
So said POTUS:
'They’ve been living it up on corn feed at the W hotel. The W hotel has really been putting them up. It’s great advertising. It makes you want to stay at the W.'
According to hotel reps, Apple was housed in a room with a woodchip-covered floor and a W Munchie box filled with corn and and soybean meal and dried cranberries. (Sounds just like our Thanksgiving!)
The hotel's GM Ed Baten said:
'As the closest hotel to the White House, we are just a short trot from his meeting with Mr. Obama. Before the turkey heads to his life of leisure at Mount Vernon, we are glad to offer him the Whatever/Whenever service we offer all of our guests.'
Hey, if we were promised an audience with Obama, Malia and Sasha, we'd be checking in, too.
For turkey-hotel-guest watchers who care about such things, the National Turkey had traditionally stayed at The Hotel Washington--until it closed in 2007 for its transformation into the W. This is the first year the bird has returned.
[Photo by Daniel Swartz/Courtesy W Washington D.C. ]