Inside the $200 million hotel Donald Trump just opened a mile away from the White House

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Donald Trump with the Trump International Hotel Washington DC staff.
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September 12 marked the soft opening of the latest hotel in Donald Trump’s empire: the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. The hotel is located inside the Old Post Office Pavilion, which dates back to 1899 and required $200 million in renovations.

Although the Boston Globe has reported that Trump hotel reservations are down nearly 60% compared to this time last year, the DC location stayed on track to open ahead of schedule – however, it wasn’t without a few hiccups. A group of protesters gathered outside during the soft opening Monday. Earlier this year, celebrity chefs José Andrés and Geoffrey Zakarian both backed out of their agreement to oversee restaurants inside the hotel, citing the GOP presidential nominee’s inflammatory comments on immigration.

In honor of the opening, let’s take a look inside the hotel.


The hotel is located near the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 12th Street, just a short 15-minute walk to The White House North Lawn.

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The outside of the Trump International Hotel Washington
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The atrium of the Trump International Hotel, which hosts the largest ballroom in Washington, DC, was named the “Presidential Ballroom.”

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Crystal chandeliers hang in the lobby.

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An old mail chute remains, a nod to the building’s past as a busy post office.

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Rooms start at $460 a night for a deluxe room and go up to $12,000 a night for the presidential suite with unrestricted access to all amenities. Booking the Trump townhouse with amenities can set guests back $25,050 a night. There’s also the very first Ivanka Suite, which costs $1,050 a night.

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Those amenities include the 10,000-square-foot spa and fitness center designed by Ivanka Trump.

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A doorman at the entrance of the Trump International Hotel Washington.
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Dining options include David Burke’s steakhouse BLT Prime and the Benjamin Bar & Lounge. Trump-branded champagne was poured for the guests who arrived at the soft opening. Also on offer in the atrium: ounce-sized samplings of rare wines served on a silver spoon.

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BLT Prime has tables in the mezzanine, with views of the clocktower, but there’s also more intimate seating available in the lower level.

The final touches… #sundayfunday #T-1

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The decor was chosen by Ivanka Trump, partnering with the design firm HBA.

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Guests can begin booking rooms this month.