With the Presidential Inauguration swiftly approaching, you may be at a loss for how to ring in the next four years right. For those actually going down to Washington for the festivities (read: the fabulously wealthy), the week-long celebration promises galas and balls galore, all to commemorate a renewed faith in our country’s future.
If you’re attending, you’ll obviously be live-tweeting the entire affair. But even that might get a little hectic. Who has time to tweet when there’s caviar to be eaten? Luckily, Washington’s Madison Hotel thinks of everything. Included with their “Inaugural Town and Country” package, you get your own “Dedicated Social Media Butler.”
Seriously. Because you always needed someone else to Instagram you living the good life.
“I think our entire world is so social right now, that everyone wants to tell people where they are,” said Meredith Goldberg, Marketing Manager for the Madison and the package’s creator. “They want to check in at the inauguration. It’s a different world than it was four years ago. Everyone is Facebooking. Everyone is tweeting.”
At $47,000, the Madison Hotel’s package already comes complete with a four night stay in one of their Presidential suites, your own Lincoln Town Car and driver, a private tour of D.C. with up to 22 of your friends, a $5,000 shopping spree at Brooks Brothers, and a night at the Landsdowne Resort with a couple’s massage — all of which screams Liberace-esque excess.
But having your own social media butler takes the cake. The role is to be filled by Victoria Devine, founder of Anchor Media, a D.C.-based social marketing firm, who Goldberg contacted to take on the responsibility of tending to the social media needs of her inauguration-bound clientele.
“I think it’s really exciting,” Devine tells us. “It’s new. It’s unique. The title is awesome, and I love showing people D.C.” Devine sees it as an opportunity, willing to work “24/7 if they prefer” but most people would want to get some sleep between all the partying.
Presently, the admittedly extravagant package hasn’t seen any takers, but Goldberg and Devine are both committed to the idea. And if it does see multiple interested revelers, well, the more the merrier.
“I mean, this is what’s next, no?” said Goldberg.