THE RENAISSANCE MAYFLOWER HOTEL
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The story of he Renaissance Mayflower Hotel.
In Washington, D.C.,
there is a hotel known as the Renaissance Mayfair Hotel and in 1925
this hotel was the location of an inaugural ball that would be
missing the guest of honor, President Calvin Coolidge. That year the
President’s inaugural ball was held on March 4, 1925 however, the
President’s son had just died tragically from blood poisoning and
so, the President did not attend.
Today, the hotel sees some very strange
things on Inauguration Day, which was changed to January 20 in 1937.
Most of the events occur in the Grand Ballroom, as this was where
the actual ball was held. The lights have been known to often
flicker and dim at around 10:00p.m., which is when the guests of
honor were introduced at the party on the night of the ball. The
electrical outlets and circuits have all been checked and
double-checked but no one can seem to find anything wrong with them.
Some years, a plate of appetizers along with a glass of wine have
also been left on the Grand Ballroom’s balcony, although current
staff did not place it there and those items weren’t even served at
the inauguration ball. Also on every January 20th, the elevator sits
at the 8th floor and will not move to the lobby until 10:15p.m. It’s
thought that this is because that would have been the time that
President Coolidge would have gone from his room to the ball.
President Coolidge is thought to be behind all of the strange
occurrences that happen around the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel on
Inauguration Day. Some like to say that the former President is
still trying to make up for his absence at the party thrown in his
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