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A hotel room with a social media butler thrown in
Purple Hearts Marseille France

A hotel room with a social media butler thrown in

A hotel in Washington DC, USA is planning the ultimate in hotel stays for the political animal who really has everything. For just $47,000, you’ll get a personalised tour of the city, with 22 of your closest friends, a couple’s massage, a private car and driver and the piece de resistance, oh and a dedicated social media butler. All in the luxurious surrounds of The Madison Hotel.

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Victoria Devine of Anchor Media will take charge of all your pinning, tweeting, instagramming and facebooking needs and ‘chronicle your inaugural experience so your friends and family can follow your adventures.’ You have the choice of Victoria trailing you on your inaugural weekend, or you can simply give her your details so she can post directly. However she says she’s not really sure what format it will take, whether she’ll need to come up with witty tweets on the spot, or if she’s allowed think about it for a while.

The full package is as follows:

  • Four night stay in one of The Madison’s Presidential Suites
  • Dedicated Social Media Butler, Anchor Media’s Victoria Devine to chronicle your Inaugural experience so your friends and family can follow your adventures on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. The Social Media Butler will post on all of your accounts so you don’t have to fumble for your phone to catch that perfect Facebook profile picture!
  • Private Presidential Inauguration tour for you and 22 of your friends.  Listen to the stories and see the scenes of past Presidential Inaugurations, with stops for photos at the south side of the White House, the East side of the Capitol, and the memorials of President Lincoln, Korean War, Vietnam War memorials, and Arlington Cemetery with a visit to the John F. Kennedy gravesites.  This tour is created exclusively by Cultural Tourism DC
  • A $5,000 shopping experience at Brooks Brothers to perfect your town and country wardrobe
  • Personal town car and driver for the length of stay at The Madison and to Lansdowne on January 22

Once at Lansdowne, our guest will experience their signature Presidential Treatment which includes:

  • Accommodations in one of Lansdowne’s Presidential Suites
  • 75-minute Couples Massage at Spa Minérale

Purple Hearts Marseille France

When speaking of France’s grimy, gritty and gastronomic city, you probably first think of Paris, and with good reason too. However, the second oldest and largest French metropolis, and this year’s European Capital of Culture, is as rough around the edges and soft on the inside as Paris itself. Welcome to Marseille, the loud, littered and lively contrast to France’s more Provençal towns.


Founded by Greek traders some 2,600 years ago, Marseille France has rarely seen a moment of quiet since. Landscapes comprise of terracotta roofs and buildings the colour of sun-drenched wheat, reflected in the creamy white-blue sea, while treasured-filled alleyways, souk-like markets and chock-a-block streets create a decidedly worldly cadence. Neighbouring North Africa, the blend of cultures becomes most apparent in the crowded street markets. Here you’ll find everything from fresh catches of fish to ethnic fabrics and textiles.

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