While I did enjoy the excitement of the Presidential Election, I could use a break — far, far away from the political buzz. If (like me) you prefer to receive the executive treatment when you travel, be sure to check out these top Presidential Suites, full of VIP perks suited for the leader of the free world.
InterContinental Hong Kong’s Presidential Suite is a fantastic spot for five-star pampering. Said to be the most expensive suite in Asia, it wouldn’t be difficult to turn off CNN in favor of the space’s remarkable 360° cityscape views over Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island. (A soak in the rooftop Jacuzzi is also a great way to work out some of that poll-tracking tension…)
And for some sun-kissed campaigning of your own, pack your finest bikini and check into the Hotel Martinez’s Penthouse Suite in beautiful Cannes. It’s perfect for a romantic weekend — two bedrooms, its own sauna and Hammam, dining room and terrace overlooking the Bay of Cannes. Barack and Michelle, you need this.
Historical moments often leave me longing to learn more about other legendary figures, so why not expand your horizons and read up on Sir Winston Churchill — in Marrakech, of all places. The inspiring British Prime Minister was a dear fan of La Mamounia, where today well-heeled guests can enjoy the very same special treatment in The Churchill Suite. Doesn’t get better than that.
Back in the States, if you can’t afford the presidential digs and would prefer to celebrate more conventionally — try post-Election Night cocktails at Hermosa Inn Scottsdale’s Last Drop bar. Governor Romney was spied here on the campaign trail, although not partaking in a beverage — you can upgrade your usual drinks and rehash the election over Obama and Romney-themed tipples.
Whatever your political stance, I hope we can all agree that these presidential arrangements sound more fun than an overnight stay at the White House.
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