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Charles Lindbergh, Bob Hope and Reese Witherspoon Slept Here

I am going on a business trip this week—to Wilmington, Delaware. As long as a client is paying for it, the only place to stay in Wilmington is the Hotel du Pont.

I was researching the history of the hotel (mainly to find out the degree of high-speed connectivity) and found out that their advertised triumvirate of guests who have slept there include: Charles Lindbergh, Bob Hope and Reese Witherspoon. And what a curious three-some. Is this meant to appeal to potential guests, aged 15-115? Would I rather stay in a hotel which served Rudolph Valentino, Jack Benny and Eva Longoria? How about Sarah Bernhardt, Edgar Bergen and Freddie Prinze, Jr.? Amelia Earhart, Dorothy Lamour and Wilmer Valderrama? I wonder what the meeting was like to decide upon the three targeted celebrities…

{ 4 } Comments

  1. Miranda | December 4, 2006 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    I would like to stay somewhere that has been visited by Mary Pickford, Ingrid Bergman, and that kid from One Tree Hill. I can’t imagine what that place would be, but I would like to go there.

  2. collene | December 5, 2006 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    Wow! What a history! I think though I would be partial to the Rudolph Valentino, Jack Benny and Eva Longoria marketing angle. I did attend Jack Benny Jr. High School, after all.

  3. Anne | December 7, 2006 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    I had a PROM at the Hotel du Pont!!!! Oh my god the bad 80’s prom dress memories!!!!!

  4. MJ | December 8, 2006 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    John Wayne, Cole Porter & Marilyn Manson would be the past guests who would draw me in.

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