Trump Hotel Opens In Washington
Donald Trump is officially here to stay in Washington. Well, at least his name is. The Trump International Hotel, Washington DC opens today at the site of the Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue near Federal Triangle.
When Congress approved Trump’s purchase and plans for the historic landmark, the presidential candidate and his team pledged to turn the property into a high-end luxury hotel while still keeping true to the buildings history by 2018.
“Our team as worked tirelessly to restore and preserve the historical elements of the Old Post Office in transforming the building to a world-class hotel,” said Ivanka Trump, executive vice president of development and acquisitions for the Trump Organization.
The Guest Rooms
There are 263 rooms, including 35 suites, the largest of which is the 6,300-square-foot Trump Townhouse with a private entrance on Pennsylvania Avenue. A great option for small gatherings, the bilevel space has a dining room with seating for 24, as well as two bedrooms, two baths, a gym, and private office.
For the more modest V.I.P., there is the 4,000-square-foot, three-bedroom Presidential Suite located in the former Postmaster General’s office. That suite features 16-foot ceilings, historic stained wood trim with wainscot, doors and carved window casings returned to their historic glory. The original fireplace in the living room has been restored. This suite also has a private dining room with butler’s pantry and kitchen for seated affairs.
The Event Space
In addition to the private dining options in the aforementioned suites, the Trump Organization built an addition to the main building to house the main, flexible meeting and event space. The 13,200 square-foot, column-free Presidential ballroom that will now take the title of the largest ballroom in the city. Nine smaller breakout rooms are also available on the level above the ballroom.
Other spaces include
The Lincoln Library
The 3,200-square-foot space has a private entrance off 12th STreet and features 16-foot ceilings, leather club chairs and glass-front bookcases filled with literature about the library’s namesake president.
Comparable to the Lincoln Library in regard to decor though a bit smaller at 3,000 square feet and including an accompanying outdoor space, the Franklin Plaza.
There are two options for on-site dining, Benjamin Bar and Lounge and BLT Prime by David Burke, and The Spa by Ivanka Trump for entertaining V.I.P.s or brides-to-be.
The official grand opening for the property will take place in October.