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History of The Fairfax at Embassy Row

The Fairfax at Embassy Row has a long connection to D.C. politics. Here are a few fun facts about the historic property.

Al Gore lived here as a child (it was not a hotel at the time).

Hillary Clinton held press conferences here when she was running for president.

The Steinway piano in the lounge was a gift from the Kennedy family.

Nancy Reagan was a Jockey Club regular (she liked the corner table) and back in the day had a chicken salad named for her.

The Jockey Club opened for business in 1961 on the day John F. Kennedy took the presidential oath of office.

Updated: 2014-09-23

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