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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.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. 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…

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