Tiffany jewelry and iPods engraved with “Obama inauguration” anyone?
No, not for us regular folks. Only for the already rich and famous.
That’s right, these items, fancy champagnes and other dreamy treats are among the offerings at area luxury hotels as they cater to every whim and desire — down to type of juice apparently — of stars from the big-screen and stage.
“If a guest has special requirements for a certain type of juice, for example, we stock the minibar with that kind of juice,” says Liliana Baldassari, spokeswoman for Four Seasons, where Alicia Keys, LL Cool J and Macy Gray were scheduled.
Does that mean Miss Keys et al are staying at Four Seasons? It’s against hotel policy to reveal names of celebs.
“All I can tell you is we have very high profile people from both the business and entertainment world,” Ms. Baldassari says, adding that the ratio is 2.2 staff members to each high-profile guest.
At the Willard Hotel, a stone’s throw from the White House, one common desire, according to Barbara Bahny-David, spokeswoman for the Willard, is to remove all the fancy furnishings to create big party spaces.
“Many of the guests are planning parties in their suites so we’ve moved in giant entertainment centers and long tables,” Ms. Bahny-David says.
In other words, instead of comfy couches for rest there’s plenty of floor space — with a view of the parade route — to mingle and dance.
Ms. Bahny-David, too, along with Audrey Slade at Ritz-Carlton, won’t divulge any celeb names.
But they’re happy to share the long lists of fanciness showered on the already well-heeled, such as $20,000 worth of flowers and 300 cases of Dom Perignon and Ritz champagne …