Presidential Suite - did you know?

Woodrow WilsonWell, well, well… I never knew this before.   Apparently, every Presidential Suite out there is supposed to conform to Woodrow Wilson’s specifications: south-facing in the northern hemisphere and north-facing in the southern hemisphere. This type of suite gained its name during Wilson’s presidency – he would insist on hotel rooms with specific requirements for his trips away from Washington DC. Among the most famous examples of Presidential Suites are those of the Plaza Hotel in New York (currently undergoing renovations but expected to re-open shorlty under the management of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts) and the Ritz Hotel in London.

Comments (3)

  1. cool, I knew there had to be an explanation for these names…probably a Royal Suite will also have its meaning…

  2. Paul Johnson says:

    Yes, I imagine it does. I am not sure whether the term ‘Royal Suite’ pre-dates or post-dates ‘Presidential Suite’. What I can tell you is that the Royal Suite at the Burj Al Arab is their most expensive, currently said to be $28,000 a night.

    And pretty spectacular it is, too…

    Royal Suite












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