Trump International Hotel set to open two years ahead of schedule in Washington, D.C.
Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C. will open in September 2016, two years ahead of schedule. Donald Trump, who is seeking the Republican nomination for president, credited a federal agency for its cooperation in speeding along the renovation of the old Post Office Building.
“ … 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,” Trump said in a statement.
According to Ivanka Trump, the hotel was to have been ready 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.”
The Trumps also thanked other civic, federal and city officials who 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.
The 19th century, one-of-a-kind building is located on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Workers restored the intricate stonework, original wood milling and paneling while installing the latest in technology and other comforts expected by today’s travelers.
The hotel has 263 guest rooms and suites. The rooms have 16-foot ceilings, soaring windows and crystal sconces and chandeliers. The 35 suites include the Trump Townhouse, which has a private entrance on Pennsylvania Avenue. With 6,300 square feet of interior space, the company said it would be the largest suite in Washington, D.C. and among the largest in the country.
Recognizing the need for a ballroom spacious enough to host larger International meetings, the Trump Organization said it designed a complementing addition to the main building. The 13,200-square-foot Presidential Ballroom also has a private entrance.
Altogether, the hotel will offer 38,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a 10,000-square-foot luxury spa and fitness facility and D.C.’s first BLT Prime restaurant.
Mickael Damelincourt, managing director of Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C., said the property already has events conformed for 2016 and beyond.