SLIDESHOW: Fundraising in paradise



New York’s Waldorf Astoria, which bills itself as a “beacon of old-world elegance and service,” is the luxury spot that has fetched the most in fees from Restore Our Future. The pro-Romney super PAC paid the Waldorf Astoria a combined $5,392 since November, associated with a fundraising event, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission.

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Every visitor to the glamorous Beverly Hills Hotel on Sunset Boulevard is “pampered like a celebrity,” according to its website.  It can be “a place to see and be seen, to catch glimpses of famous faces, or to revel in splendid luxury.” And ideally, for Romney’s supporters, those visitors will part with large sums of money. Since July, Restore Our Future has paid “The Pink Palace” $5,346 associated with fundraising events, according to FEC records.

The Beverly Hills Hotel

The Montage Beverly Hills advertises itself as the perfect spot “whether you're in pursuit of serious business, pleasure or a blend of both.” Since November, Restore Our Future has paid this luxury hotel a combined $3,766, according to FEC filings.


The University Club calls itself “New York’s premier social club.” On January 30, Restore Our Future paid $3,212 for a fundraising event at the elite haunt, according to FEC records.

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San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel promotes itself as a “crown jewel… perched atop Nob Hill.” It’s the prestigious place where the founding charter for the United Nations was drafted. In December and January, Restore Our Future paid the Fairmont a combined $2,112, according to the group’s filings with the FEC.

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“Unforgettable events are all a part of the plan,” according to the website of Newport Beach’s Island Hotel. That’s what Romney’s supporters are aiming for as well, as they have paid $1,411 to this luxury resort and spa since December, according to FEC filings.