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The Trump Hotel in D.C. Is Now Officially Underway

Where: 1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW [map], Washington, DC, United States, 20004
July 25, 2014 at 9:14 AM | by | ()

It was almost a year ago when we heard Donald Trump sound off about his newest hotel--Trump International Hotel, The Old Post Office--in Washington, D.C.

Now, this week, the hotel officially broke ground on construction. Well, actually it was just a ceremonial groundbreaking since the hotel will be rise within the bones of the historic Old Post Office building.

Here's a snapshot of the Trump family of hoteliers--The Donald, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump--along with DC dignitaries Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mayor Vincent Gray, D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser, and Norman Dong, Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service for the U.S. General Services Administration. Is it just us, or are those shovels plated in gold? #trumplyfe.

When the extensive $200 million redevelopment of the historic site is completed, the Trump hotel will have 270 guest rooms and suites.The guest rooms will be some of the largest in D.C., averaging 600-sq.ft. and with high ceilings up to 16 feet, accented with crystal sconces and chandeliers and thick wool carpets. Whereas other Trump hotels stick to a beige, black and grey color scheme, these Trump rooms will work in some pretty blue colors.

Also on-site at the Trump will be the largest luxury ballroom in D.C., several restaurants and retail and a spa. It should be completed by November 2016, and when it's finished, it will be the first luxury hotel to open in D.C. in about 15 years (if you don't count the Capella DC and the Jefferson DC, that is.) Of course, with all this luxury expect to pay a hefty rate, almost $700 a night.

[Photo and rendering via Trump Hotels]

Archived Comments:

First luxury hotel in DC in 15 years? Really?

...Because I'm sure that W Washington, D.C., The Jefferson Hotel DC, Capella Washington DC Georgetown, and maybe even The Graham Georgetown would probably have something to say about all that.

Georgetown distinction?

That was what our reporter wrote during the Trump DC event last year. Maybe Trump was talking about just DC versus DC+Georgetown?

And while the W is not on the Trump or Capella or Four Seasons level of luxury, the Jefferson's renovation probably should be included. We'll amend this bit now. Thanks!