Omni Shoreham Hotel
The Shoreham Hotel is a hotel in Northwest Washington, D.C., owned by Omni Hotels. It is located at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Calvert Street. Built in 1930, the building was designed by Waddy Butler Wood. The hotel has also been an entertainment venue having been the home of Mark Russell and The Capitol Steps.

Notable history
Dr. Chris Lambertsen demonstrated his Lambertsen Amphibious Respiratory Unit (LARU) MK II, an oxygen rebreather, to individuals who were in the process of forming a maritime unit for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in November 1942 at the Shoreham Hotel. Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon had his official residence in the Shoreham Hotel, during the period the government-in-exile of the Commonwealth of the Philippines was established in Washington, D.C. from May, 1942 until his death in August, 1944. The third-floor suite he and his family stayed in was fully enclosed, and the glassed-in balcony can still be seen to this day. During that time, the Philippine and American flags flew outside the hotel. Denny Doherty performed his first show with John Phillips and Michelle Phillips here in December 1964, as The New Journeymen. With the addition of Cass Elliot, they would go on to be known as The Mamas & The Papas. The Conservative Political Action Conference took place at the Omni from 2006 through 2009.

Building Activity

  • removed a media
    about 6 years ago via OpenBuildings.com