Hotels with a political past

Chicago's Blackstone Hotel, shown here in 2004, was the place where the term "smoke-filled room" was coined during the deadlocked 1920 GOP convention. Warren G. Harding became the nominee after pols cut a deal in a ninth-floor suite.
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( J. Crocker )

Chicago's Blackstone Hotel, shown here in 2004, was the place where the term "smoke-filled room" was coined during the deadlocked 1920 GOP convention. Warren G. Harding became the nominee after pols cut a deal in a ninth-floor suite.

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