https://thehill.com/homenews/house/4237209-mchenry-orders-pelosi-to-leave-capitol-office-in-first-acts-as-speaker/ says:

A small number of senior representatives have “hideaway offices” inside the Capitol Building.

https://www.al.com/news/2023/10/patrick-mchenry-acting-speaker-orders-nancy-pelosi-away-for-feinstein-funeral-to-vacate-hideaway-office.html says:

A hideaway office is an unmarked haven away from staff, constituents and media.

What does a hideaway office or an unmarked haven look like?

What does "unmarked" mean here?

How is it different from a regular office? Thanks.

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    It looks like any other office, just is unmarked and doesn't list who uses it?
    – Joe W
    Oct 6, 2023 at 1:27
  • @JoeW How do you get one from the government ?
    – sfxedit
    Oct 7, 2023 at 14:38
  • 2
    @sfxedit The same way any member of congress gets one. They are assigned one by the leadership of the body that they are a member of likely after they request one.
    – Joe W
    Oct 7, 2023 at 14:53

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It's just an office, but whose office it is isn't marked by a sign on its door or in any public maps or registries.

This is in contrast to e.g. the publicly listed offices that Senators and Representatives have in Congressional office buildings.

You can find more details if you follow the link in

A hideaway office is an unmarked haven away from staff, constituents and media.

If you instead followed the link in

McHenry did order former Speaker Nancy Pelosi to vacate her Capitol hideaway office by Wednesday

you would even see a picture of the hideaway (apparently, the secret of its location was not really held that closely in this case):

enter image description here Items are removed from Nancy Pelosi's hideaway office.

("McHenry ordered Pelosi to leave her Capitol hideaway office by Wednesday", by NICHOLAS WU and DANIELLA DIAZ, 10/03/2023, 7:56PM UPDATED: 10/03/2023, 8:48PM ET, Politico)

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