Washington, D.C., Feb. 21. Rep. Melvin J. Maas, Republican of Minnesota and an ardent aviation enthusiast, was a speaker before the National Aviation Forum today at the Mayflower Hotel, 2-21-39
The Mayflower Hotel is a historic hotel in downtown Washington, D.C. The largest luxury hotel in the District of Columbia, the longest continuously operating hotel in the Washington D.C., it is known as the "Grande Dame of Washington", the "Hotel of Presidents", and as the city's "Second Best Address" (the White House is the first). The Mayflower Hotel was built by Allen E. Walker, Initially called the Hotel Walker, it was to have 11 stories, 1,100 rooms, and cost $6.2 million ($87,650,497 in 2016 dollars). It opened on February 18, 1925.