The U.S. Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has just opened a new five star luxury hotel in Washington DC, close to the White House.
Trump International Hotel which opened on Monday, September 12, (ahead of a grand opening ceremony in October) is reported worth $200 million in renovation and occupies a 19th Century post office built in Romanesque Revival style, as described by Telegraph, UK.
It was reported that the billionaire business tycoon had won a lease from the federal government as part of deal to redevelop the historic (since 1899) Old Post Office Pavilion. And both outside and the inside seems to be worth every penny invested to remodel the building.
The hotel would obviously provide thousands of jobs in DC, although it has met with numerous hurdles including anti-Trump protesters who rallied outside during the soft opening Monday. Plus reports that reservations are down by 59 percent compared to this time last year.
Inside the luxury hotel is an a Presidential Ballroom which hosts the largest ballroom in Washington, DC. The hotel still retains an old mail chute that symbolizes the building’s past as a busy post office.
The cost a booking a suite ranges from $460 (N145,245) per night for deluxe rooms, up to $1,200 (N3,78900) a night for presidential suite which has unrestricted access to all amenities. According the Business Insider, booking the Trump townhouse with amenities can set guests back $25,050 a night. While his daughter, Ivanka’s suite would cost $1,050 (N331,537) a night.
The amenities include the 10,000-square-foot spa and fitness center designed by Ivanka Trump, and the dining options include David Burke’s steakhouse BLT Prime and the Benjamin Bar & Lounge. Quests have the pleasure of enjoying Trump-branded champagne, with ounce-sized samplings of rare wines served on a silver spoon, in the atrium.