This Hotel Has a ‘Veep’-themed Suite and Replica of Selina Meyer’s Oval Office
You don’t have to be a Democrat or a Republican to agree that Veep is one of the funniest political shows to ever grace the small screen. Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ portrayal of Vice-President-turned-President Selina Meyer is worthy of all the awards — and she’s won plenty. In fact, Veep is up for even more awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series, at the 71st Emmy Awards being held on Sept. 22.
And though President Meyer’s antics may have come to an end when the final season of the hit HBO show concluded earlier this year, the fun doesn’t have to stop because The Hamilton Hotel in Washington D.C., has brought Veep to life.
Guests staying at The Hamilton Hotel, a 318-room K Street property that’s been receiving a multimillion-dollar facelift, can have their own presidential experience by checking out a replica of President Meyer’s Oval Office on the 12th floor of the hotel. It's decorated with original props from the show, like the Resolute Desk and a massive portrait of America’s first female president.
And if that’s not enough, die-hard fans can rent the “Selina Meyer Presidential Suite” that’s designed to feel like her D.C. brownstone. Inside, gawk at more original memorabilia from the show like Selina’s Smith College Diploma and a copy of her book, “A Woman First: First Woman.”
You won’t just sleep like a president at The Hamilton Hotel, but thanks to a new duo of drinking and dining options, you’ll eat like one, too. At Via Sophia, an authentic osteria, executive chef Colin Clark serves up serious Italian fare. Home to a Neapolitan wood-fire pizza, here you can munch on a fresh pie and an elegant charcuterie plate while sipping on a cocktail like the Sprazzi (Grand marnier, Dated Liqueur, Prosecco, and grapefruit juice). If you have a hearty appetite, pair the breamy bucatini cacio e pepe with the black bass served with asparagus tips and charred spring onions for a rich combination. The olive oil cake is a solid dessert, but better if you have it wrapped up to take for a late-night snack.
For cocktails, Society is a moody and intimate cocktail bar that, with only 14 seats, feels exclusive and sleek. Inspired by the original architect of the hotel, Jules-Henrí de Sibour de, who was a member of Yale’s Skull and Bones Society, “D.C.’s first luxe microbar” is a nod to secret societies. With a cocktail selection curated by mixologist Maurizio Arberi, an evening at Society is the place to be seen — or not, depending on how secret your own society is.
The Veep Suite can be booked here or by calling 866-407-1764.