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Capitol, Washington, D.C.

Just because Anthony Weiner’s Twitter scandal is current breaking news doesn’t mean we can forget about our past. Being such a powerful city, it is no wonder Washington, D.C. has seen its share of political controversy. Lucky for us, some of the juiciest scandals took place in hotel rooms. Below are some of our favorite stories to hit the newsstands.

 

1. Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel has been home to many career-ending affairs. In 1998 a photo surfaced of Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky hugging outside the building after Clinton’s reelection in 1996. Sounds innocent, but it only fueled the fire after he claimed he did not have a sexual relationship with the intern. Before his eventual impeachment she was interviewed about their affair in the hotel’s presidential suite. A decade later, New York governor Eliot Spitzer brought call-girl Ashley Alexandra Dupré back to room 871 — an illicit encounter that became public and helped bring about his resignation.

Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C.

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St. Regis Monarch Beach

St. Regis Monarch Beach

Oyster recently got back from such a beautiful trip that we just couldn’t wait to share with you! Here are some breathtaking (if we may say so ourselves) photo highlights of our recent trip to Orange County, California.

We’ll be sharing our full O.C. hotel reviews with you soon!

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Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino

Spice up your vacation with a little adventure. These hotels have unique activities that will get your heart and give you the adrenaline fix you crave. From wild rides to death-defying dives, these attractions aren’t for the faint-at-heart.

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Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

Spice up this Valentine’s Day by taking that special someone to one of Oyster’s favorite romantic hotels. Sound expensive? All of these hotels are on sale this weekend, so they won’t break the bank, and they still have rooms available. So act now, pack your bags, and brace yourself for a Valentine’s Day weekend to remember!

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Besides being sprawling beach resorts in the Caribbean, these hotels have one very important thing in common: A spectacular swim-up bar. And while the swim-up bar is arguably the best part of being on vacation(who doesn’t love to backstroke towards their Slippery Nipple or Fuzzy Navel?), we at Oyster know that there are many factors that elevator a swim-up bar from good, to great. So below we’re taking into consideration drink quality, music, munchies – and more – to determine the absolute best Caribbean swim-up bars (apologize in advance for the not-so-hot beach bods).

Best Spring Break Swim-Up Bar

Riu Paradise Island

Riu Paradise Island

 

Riu Paradise Island-All Inclusive, Bahamas

The swim-up bar at the Riu Paradise Island is fairly tame during the majority of the year, but everything changes come spring break when the pool is overflowing with young and wild partiers. “They be crazy,” one bartender explained, “one minute they’re crawling on the bar, the next they’re throwing up in the lobby!” We love this swim-up bar not only because it’s wild in March, but also because it’s so welcoming to all types of guests during the rest of the year.

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Beaches Negril Resort & Spa, Jamaica

Beaches Negril Resort & Spa, Jamaica

Everyone knows a water park is only as good as its best slide, so we did a little digging and found the tallest, longest, and most heart-stopping slides on Oyster. Put on your big-boy pants, because these slides are not for the faint at heart. Read More »

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