MAYFLOWER HOTEL: Spitzer's 'Room 871' Sounds Sort of Familiar to Me
SO, I THINK that I may have been in Room 871, the now-infamous guest suite where New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer allegedly had relations with a prostitute. On Monday, The New York Times reported that Spitzer has been linked to a prostitution ring targeted by federal investigators. Law enforcement sources tell The Times that Spitzer is "Client 9," an individual in D.C. on business who was staying in a room on the Mayflower's "Club Floor," according to a federal affidavit.
This description in The Times sounds sort of familiar:
Kristen, having already passed through the lobby, with its wing chairs and its gilded half-clad cherubs, arrived in a small room in a quiet corner of the “Club Floor,” a special wing for V.I.P.’s. A king-size bed commanded the floor. Two photos — of the Capitol and the Washington Monument — hung beside a wood-framed mirror.OK, I don't know who this "Kristen" is, but the two photos, the mirror and the big bed sound familiar. If I remember correctly, it was on the 8th floor where my father conducted interviews for his PBS documentary on Gerald Ford. It's pretty nice suite from what I remember. Is it the same one? I'm not sure. Perhaps all the Club Floor suites come with the same interior furnishings.
Perhaps Gov. Spitzer should have booked a room at the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City. Considering its history for scandal, it would have been quite appropriate ... assuming these prostitution allegations are true.