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What to expect during Inauguration Week | thehill.com
Inauguration Week visitors who booked rooms in luxury hotels can expect Neiman Marcus-style pampering, while those at budget hotels can look forward to a more bare-bones experience. Guests at the sold-out St. Regis Hotel will be lavished with amenities. Women can enjoy an Yves Saint Laurent Beauté “Eye Bar” to help them apply their makeup and eyelashes before they head out to the Inaugural balls. Men can take advantage of a bow-tying service, and everyone will likely be knocking back a few drinks at the complimentary Bloody Mary tastings. Across town at the Comfort Inn Downtown D.C.-Convention Center, rooms are also sold out but guests get only a flag and parade route information. At Northeast D.C.’s Howard Johnson Express Inn, Inauguration guests will arrive in the middle of a remodeling project at the hotel, which is replacing carpet, wallpaper, beds, toilets and tiles in its rooms.