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Mayflower Inn a top Vogue pick

Published 12:07 am, Monday, January 30, 2012
  • The Mayflower Inn in Washington is high on Vogue magazine's  list of desirable getaway destinations. Photo: Norm Cummings
    The Mayflower Inn in Washington is high on Vogue magazine's list of desirable getaway destinations. Photo: Norm Cummings

 

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WASHINGTON -- Looking for a long weekend getaway?

Vogue magazine recommends the Mayflower Inn & Spa in Washington.

The luxury inn is cited as number 9 on a list of 10 "Most Wanted" getaways in the country in the magazine's January online edition.

"We wanted to highlight properties that not only had the luxury element and amenities that our readers are always seeking, but also those getaways that our own editors and influencers had experienced firsthand," said Caroline Palmer, editor of Vogue.com. "When we reached out, the response was fantastic, and the Mayflower quickly emerged as a favorite for those in the New York area."

The inn is coupled in the article with a recommended Mulbery Postman's Lock Leather Travel Bag, selling for $2,000, to carry your belongings while on, what Vogue calls, "the ultimate, three-day escape."

John Trevenen, the inn's general manager for 20 years, said the article listing came as a pleasant surprise -- but not a complete surprise given the inn's Relais & Chateau Five-Star, Five-Diamond rating, a fact noted in the Vogue article as well.

"People see the property as desirable as ever, even improving," Trevenen said. "We've been out of foreclosure for a little over six months -- with two wonderful owners who responded to the Mayflower's needs."

Alan and Warren Kanders, Greenwich-based hotel investors, assumed ownership of the five-star property in July as part of a foreclosure action granted in state Superior Court in Litchfield.

The owner at the time, American Property Hospitality Management in California, defaulted on a $21.5 million mortgage held by the Kanders in May 2010.

At the time of the foreclosure action, Alan Kanders said they would "build upon the Mayflower's iconic reputation."

He added "investing in the property to grow our business and further enhance it overall will be a priority."