The Donald making one of his signature facial expressions.
At an event hosted by The Washington Post on Wednesday morning, Donald and Ivanka Trump revealed more details about their plans to turn the Old Post Office building into a high-end hotel. And no, it will not look like this.
Donald Trump was in predictably over-the-top form (at one point, the moderator asked “Do you wake up in superlative mode?”), but he and his daughter, who is leading the project for the Trump company, revealed a few cool details about the project. Here are some of them:
- The Trumps are planning on pricing the rooms in the new hotel at the highest end of the market, which sits at about $700 per night right now.
- The clock tower, which offers panoramic views of DC, will continue to be open to the public, and the Trumps are planning on creating a dedicated public entrance and a museum for the tower. “We want to make an experience that currently doesn’t exist,” The Donald said.
- They have been in talks with luxury retailers who have outposts at other Trump properties. Tiffany’s and Gucci were a couple names that Trump dropped.
- The building behind the Post Office will be turned into a ballroom, which Ivanka said would be the largest luxury hotel ballroom in the country.
- If things move forward as planned, they hope to open the hotel by the end of 2015.
- Trump bid quite a bit of money on the building — $200 million. Donald said he plans on making this a destination hotel, stressing that a poorly done project at that location would not draw the same crowd, and would not have the same financial success. “Poorly executed, this is not a good location,” for a luxury hotel, he said. As a result, they are stressing high-end finishes, a grand atrium and a ballroom that will be in high demand for events. Both Trumps mentioned that they see this as a long-term investment.
- 500 permanent jobs will be created at the hotel, and Ivanka hopes to find employees from the local community.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/trump_reveals_details_about_luxury_hotel_at_old_post_office/6915
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