Donald Trump has spilled the beans on his ambitious plans to transform an iconic landmark in Washington into a super-luxury hotel. The project represents one of many efforts to breathe new life into the fading luster of down-town DC.
And of course, he was more than happy to proclaim that “cost is no object” for the project, which will see the Pennsylvania Avenue Old Post Office Building given a new lease of life as one of the world’s most prestigious and luxurious hotels.
“As far as the building itself, it will be magnificent at the highest level,” said a glowing Trump while speaking of the project to a new conference this week.
Estimated to come in at around $200 million…which is frankly a drop in the ocean for Trump…the 270 rooms of the upscale hotel will have an average size of 56-square-meters each, along with crystal chandeliers in every single one and a phenomenal customer service contingency.
Standing 307 feet tall, the Old Post Office Building is one of the largest in the city and is blessed with some truly stunning panoramas from the upper-floors. As such, mind-blowing suites and penthouses are also expected to feature prominently in the new hotel.
Having been officially certified as “underused” for a number of years now, the project has largely been welcomed as a much-needed revamp to one of the city’s fast-fading treasures. It was back in February that the Trump Hotel Collection was officially awarded the project, though this week brings the first official details of what we can expect to see upon completion.
And not to strip the building of all its former glory, the hotel will be given the rather extensive handle of; Trump International Hotel, The Old Post Office Building. Development works are to begin in the second quarter of next year and the first reservations will be taken for a 2016 opening.