New trump ho­tel

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A LUX­URY ho­tel bear­ing Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Don­ald Trump's name is set to open in Wash­ing­ton DC, just months be­fore Amer­i­cans head to the polls to vote.

The US$ 200mil ( RM840mil) Trump In­ter­na­tional Ho­tel, Wash­ing­ton DC will open in Septem­ber, trans­form­ing a his­tor­i­cal land­mark, the Old Post Of­fice Pav­il­ion, into a lux­ury ho­tel lo­cated on Penn­syl­va­nia Av­enue which con­nects the White House and the United States Capi­tol.

Orig­i­nally sched­uled to open in 2018, de­vel­op­ers have been steam­rolling ahead to fin­ish the ho­tel in time for the US elec­tion in Novem­ber.

Soar­ing win­dows, 5m ceil­ings, in­tri­cately re­stored stonework, orig­i­nal wood milling and pan­elling and crys­tal chan­de­liers will em­bel­lish the 263 gue­strooms and suites in­clud­ing the Trump Town­house, which will be the largest suite in DC at 585 sq m and boasts a sep­a­rate en­trance off of Penn­syl­va­nia Av­enue.

The ho­tel will fea­ture a sprawl­ing meet­ing and event space in­clud­ing a Pres­i­den­tial Ball­room that is also slated to be the largest in the city.

The Old Post Of­fice is the se­cond tallest build­ing in DC af­ter the Wash­ing­ton Mon­u­ment at 96m and the clock tower more than a cen­tury old. The build­ing's Bells of Congress were repli­cas of Lon­don's West­min­ster Abbey.

The ho­tel made head­lines last year when fa­mous chef Jose An­dres – a Span­ish na­tive – backed out of the pro­ject fol­low­ing Trump's con­tro­ver­sial com­ments on il­le­gal Mex­i­can im­mi­gra­tion. – AFP Re­laxnews

ren­der­ing of the trump In­ter­na­tional ho­tel, Wash­ing­ton d. c. lobby. — AFP

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