A Hotel in Panama Is the Latest to Remove Donald Trump's Name After His Election. Here Are the Others
The hotel in Panama City was just the latest to remove the president's name.
Workers chipped away the large, silver letters spelling out "Trump" on the former Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City on Monday – removing President Donald Trump's name from the luxury property after a legal battle with the current owner.
It's just the latest Trump-branded hotel to remove the president's name – the centerpiece of his real estate business for decades – since he took office. Near the end of his campaign in 2016, some travelers were asking their travel agents to avoid choosing Trump properties for their destinations, as well.
But it's not just the president's hotels that have faced protests during his political rise and presidency. Apartment buildings in New York City have removed his name to ease the concerns of residents, and his name was temporarily removed from a billboard touting the Trump Organization's golf course development in Dubai following his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. back in 2015. (That Dubai golf course has since opened, becoming the first Trump-branded property to do so since the president was inaugurated.)
Here are all the hotels that have removed Trump's name since he took office in January 2017:
Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City
The Trump Organization and its employees were removed from their offices in March 2018 following a long-lasting dispute between the organization and the property's new owner. Orestes Fintiklis, the 39-year-old owner of the property, appeared the celebrate the Trump Organization's ouster by singing the Greek song "Accordeon," an anti-fascist tune, according to the New York Times.
Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto
In June 2017, the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto stripped the president's name from its 65-story building after JCF Capital, the new owner of the hotel, ended the Trump Organization's contract. Trump himself never owned the building, but the Trump Organization operated it since 2012, according to the Toronto Sun. During that period, the hotel suffered from low occupancy rates and construction issues, as well as served as the site for anti-Trump protests, according to the New York Times.
Trump SoHo in Manhattan, New York
The Trump Organization left the luxurious Trump SoHo hotel in New York City as it dealt with struggling occupancy rates and protests in Trump's hometown at the height of the 2016 presidential election. Before the Trump Organization exited the deal, Koi, the high-end restaurant located inside the hotel, left the property, citing economic reasons. The location is now named Dominick Soho Hotel and Spa.