Obama Slept Here: 6 Truly Presidential Hotel Suites
As campaign season amps up, President Obama is about to become the Road Warrior in Chief. Not surprisingly, the man has checked into a wide range of presidential suites: from the Ritz-Carlton in Moscow to the Tata Suite at Taj Mahal Palace in India. While you may never have a corner office at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, you can live large like the President by laying your head where he has. Here's a list of some of the chief executive's homes away from home—places where you, too, can check in, sans Secret Service detail, and soak up the Obama aura.
Many chief administrators, including the current one, have kicked back in the Presidential Suite at Gotham's Art Deco landmark, the Waldorf Astoria. The four-bedroom, 3,100-square-foot 35th-floor apartment recently underwent a significant renovation. Check out this video for some amazing behind-the-scenes access to the suite, which has hosted every president since Herbert Hoover in 1931, and which boasts the desk of Douglas MacArthur in the bedroom and a rocking chair donated by John F. Kennedy. One very interesting detail: You can't check in without a background check.
Room rate: $10,000 per night