Every four years, New Hampshire residents get to exercise a special privilege. Voting is no privilege-- that's a constitutional right, one that has been fought for and requires vigilance to maintain. But the ability to shake every single candidate's hand, to speak to a U.S. Senator from your booth at a diner, to have your small slice of America transform into the eye of our political storm for a week in February? That's a privilege, and that's what we have access to every four years in New Hampshire. The Granite State has hosted the nation's first primary of each election cycle since 1920, and has been bound to do so by state law since 1977.
The Hotel Concord, while new on the New Hampshire scene, is celebrating New Hampshire Primaries, past, present, and future. We've curated a permanent installation in our hotel: an historical collection of iconic photographs of candidates on campaign visits to our state, from the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, displayed in our halls and lounges. We've played host to multiple candidates this cycle, and expect to host more-- these things happen when you're the premier hotel in New Hampshire's capital during Primary season.