As you may have heard (we tried to email everyone who may be looking for a hotel room) our room block at the Doubletree is booked solid.

However, The Lady Sparkler was able to work her magic yet again and get a great deal at the Holiday Inn next door — and that’s literally next door, no exaggeration. Just call up the reservation line (202.483.2000) and tell them you are with the Spindler-Parker wedding, and they will give you the extra-special bonus rate of $159 a night, available Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday nights.

(We just faxed in the contract this morning, so they might not know what you are talking about if you call before Tuesday afternoon.)

The good news is that we don’t have to fill a quota of rooms, but the trade off is that the block rate is only available until September 5th, 2007.