What to Expect at Trump's Newest Hotel, Opening This Week
Trump Hotels is cutting the ribbon on the new Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.
The hotel, which had a soft opening in September, is in the historic Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C. The 263 guestrooms and suites feature 14- to 16-foot-high ceiling, and luxurious wool carpets and wood furnishings.
A spokesperson for D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has said the mayor plans to skip the ribbon-cutting, according to The Washingtonian.
There is no confirmation yet on whether or not Trump will be at the ceremony.
The hotel's 4,000-square-foot Presidential Suite is in the building’s historic offices of the former Postmaster General and feature the original fireplaces, wooden doors, and moldings.
And then there's the “Trump Townhouse,” a 6,300-square-foot suite that may be the largest in the capital. It has a formal dining room for 20, its own private exercise room, and a 600-square-foot living room. The rate is $20,000 per night, according to Curbed.
Dining options will include the BLT Prime steakhouse by David Burke and the Benjamin Bar and Lounge, where customers can choose from wines, champagnes, pastries, and charcuterie selections.
There are fewer dining options than originally planned, however: Celebrity chefs Geoffrey Zakarian and José Andrés backed out of restaurant deals at the property due to concerns regarding racist remarks made by Donald Trump.
Additional amenities will include the hotel’s Spa by Ivanka Trump, offering personal trainers and spa attendants. There will also be tours hosted by the National Park Service of both the observation deck at the Clock Tower and of the Museum’s Gallery Walkway, which features dioramas and videos of Washington’s history.
The hotel will be competing against several luxury properties in the area, including The Four Seasons, St. Regis, The Mandarin Oriental, and The Ritz-Carlton.