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Nov 14, 2022 Washington, D.C. —
The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection and the White House Historical Association today announced the opening of the White House History Shop at The Mayflower Hotel, an in-person holiday pop-up store featuring the Official 2022 White House Christmas Ornament and an assortment of keepsake holiday gifts honoring the rich White House history. Stewart McLaurin, President of the White House Historical Association, Shelly DiMeglio, General Manager of The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection and Leona Agouridis, Executive Director of Golden Triangle BID will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony today to celebrate the launch.
The pop-up shop will run from November 14, 2022, through the end of February 2023. The store is located in The Mayflower Hotel, situated at 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, and is open daily from 10am-7pm, Sundays 12-5pm.
“We are thrilled to host the White House History Shop,” said Shelly DiMeglio, General Manager of The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection. “Our hotel has over nine decades of history woven into the fabric of Washington, DC and partnering with the White House Historical Association is a well-suite collaboration.”
Along with this year’s ornament, which represents the cherished White House tradition of displaying a gingerbread house each holiday in the State Dining Room, additional holiday gifts available for purchase at the White House History Shop at The Mayflower Hotel include: the White House Gingerbread Kit, White House greeting cards depicting the gingerbread display, and two candles, the Jacqueline Candle, a rose and sandalwood candle inspired by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s favorite scent and the Gingerbread Candle, which features a warm, comforting scent of gingerbread made in partnership with the Harlem Candle Company.
“The White House Historical Association is honored to partner with The Mayflower Hotel, a historic establishment that is the host of decades of history,“ said Stewart McLaurin, President of the White House Historical Association. “Our holiday products celebrate tradition and legacy, and visitors from near and far staying at The Mayflower will be able to take home a piece of history.”
“Buying an ornament from the White House Historical Association is one of my favorite holiday traditions,” said Leona Agouridis, Executive Director of the Golden Triangle BID. “We’re so glad to have their holiday pop-up here in the Golden Triangle at the Mayflower Hotel, where visitors and our entire community can shop their beautiful gift items.”
The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection, one of D.C.’s most storied hotels with nearly 100 years of celebrated history, is a destination unlike any other. This landmark hotel brings a timeless elegance, integrity and contemporary style to its role as a vibrant social hub – a Washington, D.C. original since 1925. From Presidential inaugurals to occasions of intrigue and scandal, The Mayflower Hotel continues to reinvent itself making it exactly like nothing else.
To learn more about the White House History Shop at The Mayflower Hotel, visit https://www.themayflowerhotel.com/holidays-at-the-mayflower/. The gift items from the White House Historical Association are also available at Shop.WhiteHouseHistory.org.
About The Mayflower Hotel
The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection is part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of extraordinary brands. A landmark hotel that brings timeless elegance, integrity and contemporary style to its role as a vibrant social hub – a Washington, D.C. original since 1925. The hotel features nearly 43,000 square feet of event space, including recent refurbishments to The District Ballroom, for weddings, galas, banquets and meetings. The hotel offers a fitness center and gracious amenities in the guest rooms like high-speed Internet access and dazzling city views. Visitors can tuck into American brasserie fare featuring fresh and local ingredients at Edgar Bar & Kitchen. From its commanding post on Connecticut Avenue, The Mayflower places guests perfectly in the city center – The National Mall, business district and fashionable Georgetown in easy striking distance. Surrounding, the local flavor of the Shaw, Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom neighborhoods, and the U Street Corridor with their many shops, restaurants, nightclubs, art galleries, and music venues. For more information or hotel reservations, please call 877.255.6036 or visit TheMayflowerHotel.com.
About the White House Historical Association
First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy envisioned a restored White House that conveyed a sense of history through its decorative and fine arts. She sought to inspire Americans, especially children, to explore and engage with American history and its presidents. In 1961, the nonprofit, nonpartisan White House Historical Association was established to support her vision to preserve and share the Executive Mansion’s legacy for generations to come. Supported entirely by private resources, the Association’s mission is to assist in the preservation of the state and public rooms, fund acquisitions for the White House permanent collection, and educate the public on the history of the White House. Since its founding, the Association has given more than $100 million to the White House in fulfillment of its mission.
To learn more about the White House Historical Association, please visit WhiteHouseHistory.org.