It’s going to be huuuuge. In addition to speaking with reporters about his run for President, Donald Trump made a special appearance in Washington, DC this week to tout some other big news on his calendar: the opening of Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C.. Slated for September opening, the hotel, located in the historic Old Post Office, is more than two years ahead of schedule.
“For decades people have looked in wonderment at the magnificence of the Old Post Office building and structure. There is nothing like it and we are so proud to have not only brought this incredible building back to life, but also to a position far greater than it ever was at its previous zenith,” said Donald J. Trump.
Painstakingly restoring the intricate stonework, original wood milling and paneling while installing the latest in technology and luxurious comforts expected by today’s sophisticated and discerning travelers, the hotel will introduce to the market 263 exquisitely detailed and spacious guest rooms and suites.
“It has been an incredible journey transforming the Old Post Office into what will be the finest luxury hotel in the country—if not the world. We have worked tirelessly to meticulously restore one of the United States’ most high profile landmarks and are incredibly proud to unveil the results of our efforts this September,” said Ivanka Trump. “Under our agreement with the U.S. government’s General Services Administration (GSA), the hotel was scheduled to be completed by August of 2018, but through our team’s hard work and close collaboration with the GSA, we will now be opening almost two years ahead of schedule, which is unheard of for a project of this size and complexity.”
With its prestigious location right on Pennsylvania Avenue, the U.S. Government has entrusted the Trump Organization with the complex challenge of transforming this 19th century one-of-a-kind building into one of the greatest luxury hotels in the world. The government retains ownership, but the Trump Organization has secured a long-term lease.
In true Trump fashion, certain elements of the hotel are designed to be over-the-top.
For example, Trump Organization designed a complementing addition to the main building for the ballroom, designed to hold grand galas and meetings (or maybe an inaugural ball?). With a private entrance, the 13,200 square foot, column-free Presidential Ballroom will be the largest luxury ballroom in Washington, D.C. and has already been enthusiastically received by wedding and event planners, major associations, and corporations.
The thirty-five suites include the Trump Townhouse, with its private entrance on Pennsylvania Avenue. At 6,300 square feet of interior space, it will be the largest and most luxurious suite in Washington, D.C. and among the largest in the country.
“This is my fifth hotel opening and I can say with conviction that I have never seen so much interest and so many early bookings as I have at Trump D.C.; we already have a significant number of events confirmed for 2016 and beyond with many more inquiries being considered,” said Mickael Damelincourt, Managing Director of Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C. “We are preparing for what is a highly anticipated opening, and one that is unique to Washington, D.C. and the country as a whole.”