Hotels with a political past
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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)
The Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., circa 1900s, sits at Pennsylvania Avenue and 14th St. NW. (Willard InterContinental)
This is what the Willard, now the Willard InterContinental, looks like today. The term “lobbyist” was coined here. (Willard InterContinental)
Lobby of the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., in the 1900s. (Willard InterContinental)
The modern-day look of the Willard Hotel’s lobby. (Willard InterContinental)
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)
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, campaigns at the Balsams Resort in Dixville Notch, N.H, last November. (Robert F. Bukaty, Associated Press)
Demolition of the 85-year-old Ambassador Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, circa 2006. (Carlos Chavez, Los Angeles Times)
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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