Friday, February 24, 2017

The Hay-Adams’ Popular Political Coasters Now Available in Collector’s Gift Set

From our friends at the The Hay-Adams Hotel...

The Hay-Adams is pleased to announce that guests can now purchase the hotel’s privately commissioned collection of six acrylic drink coasters depicting some of Washington’s highest profile political figures. The set is presented in a handsome red leather holder, and is priced at $65 per set excluding taxes and shipping. One can enjoy placing their beverage upon notables including President Barrack Obama with President George W. Bush, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi with Senator Chuck Schumer. The coasters are the artistic handiwork of Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonists Matt Wuerker and Ann Telnaes, along with notable editorial cartoonist Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher.

“This coaster set was designed as a guestroom amenity for the 2017 Presidential Inaugural and based on the wonderful responses we received, we have added it to our minibar as a keepsake amenity for guests to purchase, as well as offering them through our concierge desk to special order,” states Vice President & General Manager Hans Bruland.

The Hay-Adams famous watering hole, Off The Record, Washington’s “place to be seen but not heard”, also features political coasters and has commissioned more than 20 collectable versions to date for guests to enjoy while patronizing the bar. The version presented in hotel’s bar is a complimentary paper product, and is also highly collectible. The coasters mirror the expansive collection of political cartoons of leading politicians and Washington newsmakers that decorate the walls of Off The Record. Here the artwork on display, acquired by the Library of Congress, is part of a vast private portfolio of The Art Wood Collection of Caricature and Cartoons, which took 60 years for Arthur Wood to amass.

About The Hay-Adams Hotel:
The award-winning Hay-Adams is located at 800 16th Street, NW, Washington DC, 20006, across Lafayette Square from the White House. The historic Hay-Adams offers guests Washington's most prestigious address with views overlooking the White House, Lafayette Square and St. John's Church, the "Church of the Presidents." The hotel is just minutes from the Smithsonian, the Museums, the Washington Monument, the Capitol Building, the Mall, as well as convenient to Metro stations and the convention center. For reservations or more information, please call (202) 638-6600 or visit the website at