Hotels with a political past
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Hotels with a political past

Hotels with a political past
Republican nominees for president and vice-president (respectively) Dwight D. Eisenhower, left, and California Sen. Richard Nixon share a laugh at Chicago’s Blackstone Hotel on July 12, 1952. (Associated Press)
Hotels with a political past
The Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., circa 1900s, sits at Pennsylvania Avenue and 14th St. NW. (Willard InterContinental)
Hotels with a political past
This is what the Willard, now the Willard InterContinental, looks like today. The term “lobbyist” was coined here. (Willard InterContinental)
Hotels with a political past
Lobby of the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., in the 1900s. (Willard InterContinental)
Hotels with a political past
The modern-day look of the Willard Hotel’s lobby. (Willard InterContinental)
Hotels with a political past
Voters for the nation’s first primary in Dixville Notch, N.H., cast their ballots on Jan. 8 in the ballroom of the Balsams Grand Resort Hotel(Jim Cole, Associated Press)
Hotels with a historic past
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, campaigns at the Balsams Resort in Dixville Notch, N.H, last November. (Robert F. Bukaty, Associated Press)
Hotels with a political past
Demolition of the 85-year-old Ambassador Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, circa 2006. (Carlos Chavez, Los Angeles Times)
Hotels with a political past
The Watergate Hotel, now shuttered while undergoing restoration, is the scene of the botched break-in of the Democratic National Committee which led to the downfall of President Nixon. The hotel is shown here in 1997. (DOUG MILLS, Associated Press)
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