From the finest silver mane of hair in town…the Washington Times’ John McCaslin:

    Charles Lindbergh celebrated his historic flight there. Jean Harlow spent a morning working the hotel switchboard, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote the famous line “We have nothing to fear but fear itself” in suite 776. Washington debutantes have traditionally been presented to society at the Mayflower. It contained more gold leaf than any building in the country, except the Library of Congress.

    For the record, this writer spent his honeymoon at the Mayflower. Then again, the marriage didn’t work out.