Hotels Suited to Campaign Trail

Whether in a swing state or a fave with young Hollywood, Obama and McCain can rest easy
By Paul Stinson,  Newser User
Posted Aug 20, 2008 4:40 PM CDT
The exterior of Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles is shown here.    (Flickr © dalylab)
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(Newser) – Following the flurry of political press linked to hotel heiress and partier-in-chief Paris Hilton, campaign accommodation now requires serious vetting. Travel + Leisure plays candidate concierge, offering lodging suggestions for the presidential hopefuls:

  • Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas: For John McCain, red-friendly name and removed from the sinful Strip. For Barack Obama: "blue" celeb George Clooney runs the hotel’s Cherry Nightclub.

  • Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco: For Obama, hotel offers the Lexus Hybrid Suite. For McCain: Pal Rudy Giuliani dropped $5,370 on suite with Alcatraz view.
  • Ritz-Carlton, New York: McCain: owned by Republican supporter Bill Marriott. Obama: Hotel offers “Community Footprints” volunteer program.
  • Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles: Obama: No. 1 fan Scarlett Scarlett Johansson stays here. McCain: Um ... try the veal?  
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