Wednesday, March 12, 2008
A day before Valentine's Day, Gov. Eliot Spitzer checked into the now-infamous Renaissance Mayflower Hotel and effectively ended his career. Room 871 is where he met with "Kristen", a model provided by the Emperor's Club VIP (click for pictures) for the princely sum of $4300.
The recently remodeled Mayflower Hotel is located just four blocks away from the White House. Besides the great location, the Mayflower has also been the hotel of choice for prominent guests like Monica Lewinsky, John F. Kennedy, Franklin D. Roosevelt (who stayed in room 776), and even Walt Disney. It's no surprise that a governor of New York would choose to stay there.
Travel guide Frommers has this to say about rooms at the Mayflower:
individual refuges of elegance: silvery green bed coverings, embroidered drapes, silk wall coverings, pillow-topped mattresses, and sink-into armchairs are some of the finer touches. Certain gracious appointments remain: Each guest room still has its own marble foyer, high ceiling, mahogany reproduction furnishings (Queen Anne, Sheraton, Chippendale, and Hepplewhite), and Italian marble bathroom.
If that's not enough for you to visualize the scene, now you can actually see pictures of Room 871 where "Client 9" and "Kristen" met:
Room 871 Nameplate
Inside Room 871 with a glimpse of the bedroom
Inside Room 871, window view
The room certainly looks spacious and luxurious enough for a secret assignation, especially if "Client 9" asks "you to do things that, like, you might not think were safe - you know - I mean that...very basic things."