WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2016 /CNW/ -- Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C. will open in September 2016 dramatically ahead of schedule. With its opening, the Nation's Capital will now be home to an iconic and historic super-luxury hotel rivaling the best of other international capital cities.
"For decades people have looked in wonderment at the magnificence of the Old Post Office building and structure. There is nothing like it and we are so proud to have not only brought this incredible building back to life, but also to a position far greater than it ever was at its previous zenith. It was an honor to have dealt with the professionals at the General Services Administration. It was their total passion and hard work that helped bring this unrivaled project to fruition," says Donald J. Trump.
"It has been an incredible journey transforming the Old Post Office into what will be the finest luxury hotel in the country—if not the world. We have worked tirelessly to meticulously restore one of the United States' most high profile landmarks and are incredibly proud to unveil the results of our efforts this September," says Ivanka Trump. "Under our agreement with the U.S. government's General Services Administration (GSA), the hotel was scheduled to be completed by August of 2018, but through our team's hard work and close collaboration with the GSA, we will now be opening almost two years ahead of schedule, which is unheard of for a project of this size and complexity. In addition to the incredible professionals at the GSA, we are thankful for the tremendous support given to the project by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Chief of Police Cathy Lanier and the numerous other civic, federal and city officials who have supported and contributed to the project including the National Capital Planning Commission, D.C. Historic Preservation Office, Commission of Fine Arts and the National Park Service."
"After the more than a decade of work it took to get our bill authorizing this project out of the Congress, I am the first to appreciate that D.C. residents and visitors will be happy to begin enjoying this historic landmark ahead of schedule, and that both the federal and D.C. governments will begin receiving revenue from this high-value site in 2016 instead of 2018," said Congresswoman Norton.
With its prestigious location right on Pennsylvania Avenue, the U.S. Government has entrusted the Trump Organization with the complex challenge of transforming this 19th century one-of-a-kind building into one of the greatest luxury hotels in the world. Painstakingly restoring the intricate stonework, original wood milling and paneling while installing the latest in technology and luxurious comforts expected by today's sophisticated and discerning travelers, the hotel will introduce to the market 263 exquisitely detailed and spacious guest rooms and suites. The thirty-five suites include the Trump Townhouse with its private entrance on Pennsylvania Avenue. At 6,300 square feet of interior space, it will be the largest and most luxurious suite in Washington, D.C. and among the largest in the country.
Recognizing the need for a luxury ballroom spacious enough to host larger International meetings and opulent enough for prominent city galas, the Trump Organization designed a complementing addition to the main building. With a private entrance, the 13,200 square foot, column-free Presidential Ballroom will be the largest luxury ballroom in Washington, D.C. and has already been enthusiastically received by wedding and event planners, major associations, and corporations.
"This is my fifth hotel opening and I can say with conviction that I have never seen so much interest and so many early bookings as I have at Trump D.C.; we already have a significant number of events confirmed for 2016 and beyond with many more inquiries being considered," said Mickael Damelincourt, Managing Director of Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C. "We are preparing for what is a highly anticipated opening, and one that is unique to Washington, D.C. and the country as a whole."
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About Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C.:
Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C. will feature 263 richly luxurious guestrooms and suites, among the largest in Washington, D.C., with lofty 16-foot ceilings, soaring windows, beautifully restored historic millwork, and glittering crystal sconces and chandeliers. It will offer a total of 38,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the opulent 13,200-square-foot Grand Ballroom, the largest among D.C. luxury hotels, a 10,000-square-foot luxury spa and fitness facility by Ivanka Trump, and D.C.'s first BLT Prime restaurant.
About TRUMP HOTELS™
Launched in October 2007, TRUMP HOTELS™ is the next generation of luxury hospitality – one that is raising the bar for top-tier travel experiences with a level of customized service unrivaled in the market today. Presided over by internationally renowned developer Donald J. Trump and his three grown children – Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric – the prestigious portfolio includes the highly acclaimed Trump International Hotel & Tower® New York, Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, Trump International Hotel™ Las Vegas, Trump International Hotel™ Waikiki Beach Walk®, Trump SoHo® New York, Trump Ocean Club® International Hotel & Tower Panama, Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto®, Trump National Doral® Miami, and Trump International Golf Links & Hotel™, Ireland. Trump® Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Trump International® Hotel & Tower Vancouver and Trump® International Hotel, Washington, D.C. are slated to open in 2016. Reservations can be made at www.TRUMPHOTELS.com or by calling (855) TRUMP-00 (878-6700). TRUMP HOTELS is headquartered at Trump Tower, 725 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Connect with TRUMP HOTELS on its social media pages.
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