BEATLES: Washington, D.C. Hotel Remembers
The Washington, D.C. hotel where The Beatles stayed during their first visit to America is staging an anniversary promotion.
Along with specially priced Fab February 50th anniversary rooms, The Omni Shoreham is running a Beatles documentary via an in-house TV channel, displaying photos of The Beatles historic concert in the nation’s capital along with a copy of their February 11th, 1964 setlist from the Washington Coliseum. The hotel’s manager at the time held onto the piece of stationery with the Shoreham logo on which John Lennon noted the 12 tunes that began with “Roll Over Beethoven” and ended with “Long Tall Sally.”
The Beatles stayed in room 625 — now renamed the Presidential Suite. But, even with the entire sixth floor was sealed off with guards, The Beatles had trouble keeping over-enthused female fans away. They took to using the freight elevator, and left the hotel in a bus — with the hotel manager booking limousines to use as decoys.