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Crazy Food Requests from the City's Presidential Suites

Presidential Suite
Presidential Suite
Photo: Courtesy St. Regis
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

If someone's staying in a hotel's presidential suite, odds are there's a whale on the premises. And with high rollers come over-the-top desires for certain foods and treatment from the area's hotels. Eater asked reps from three high-end hotels to share some of the more outlandish requests they've received over the years, while keeping the identity of their guests confidential.

The Ritz-Carlton, Foggy Bottom
"Camel's milk. A guest requested a lot of ice; he took a bath in that."
"One guest requested pancakes with mustard and Tabasco."

The St. Regis Washington, D.C., Downtown
"One guest ordered a half pound of caviar each day and they were here four to five days."
"One of our vegan guests had requested (beside his vegan amenity and all food delivered to the room to be vegan, of course) that all animal products be removed from his room prior to his arrival. The housekeeping team removed the blotter, pen holder, private dining and honor bar menu covers / binders, TV channel listing cover, shoe horn, and even tried to locate vegan soap, lotion, shampoo and conditioner."

The Marriott Wardman Park, Woodley Park
"Some [requests] have been decadent like a nine egg omelet with chicken sausage, lobster with béarnaise sauce topped Osetra caviar but most of the time [there are] requests for simple comfort like loaded nachos and chili cheese fries."
"Our international guests have requested dishes such as Lamb Tagine and Chicken Bastilla. Chef Abdellah Aguenaou even made Salmon Coulibiac for a couple from Russia."

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