DENVER—-Mayor Adrian M. Fenty will be bedding down at the Westin Hotel here, rather than the Crowne Plaza with the rest of the D.C. delegation, mayoral spokesperson Dena Iverson tells LL.
Earlier, the Washington Post‘s David Nakamura had reported that Fenty had been seeking separate accommodations, citing an anonymous source saying the mayor “needs a place to escape lest he get bogged down with gladhanding.”
Turns out the reportage did not deter the mayor’s plan, despite former Mayor Anthony A. Williams’ comments that his similar decision to snub the local delegates was “completely stupid.”
The Westin is located eight blocks from the Crowne Plaza in downtown Denver, on the opposite end of the 16th Street pedestrian mall, and is much closer to the Pepsi Center, where the convention is being held. Tune in tomorrow for a compare-and-contrast on the accomodations.