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Old Sep 30, 16, 11:33 am
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Trump Washington DC soft opening

I got an email from Trump hotels and like it or not, Donald Trump is moving in to Pennsylvania avenue in D.C.

https://www.trumphotels.com/washington-dc/

We're proud to announce the soft opening of Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C.

In honor of this, we would like to offer you a complimentary one-category upgrade through executive junior suites*.

Experience Forbes Travel Guide "Most Anticipated Hotel Openings of 2016" and book today.


Politics aside, it looks like it will be a great hotel with an excellent location.
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Old Sep 30, 16, 12:14 pm
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No matter what - a place where I will never stay. Enough said.
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Old Sep 30, 16, 12:15 pm
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Old Sep 30, 16, 12:27 pm
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few trump hotels are owned by trump, DC is

Originally Posted by stimpy View Post
Politics aside, it looks like it will be a great hotel with an excellent location.
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This looks like a beautiful and historic American hotel and I look forward to trying it out someday.
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On one hand beautiful building, on the other hand very special style. Would be interesting how many people would choose it as it belongs to MO, FS or another brand and is owned by some "normal" investor.
228 rooms and 35 suites

DC doesnt have huge luxury hotel supply, and clearly theres lots of business and leisure in DC
most luxury in georgetown/west end and MO's area, only hay adams and jefferson 'historical'

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Old Sep 30, 16, 1:07 pm
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No matter what - a place where I will never stay. Enough said.
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Old Sep 30, 16, 1:13 pm
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Echo all the other posters. Regardless of Trump-owned or not, his brand is toxic to me.
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Old Sep 30, 16, 1:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Five Star Traveller View Post
Echo all the other posters. Regardless of Trump-owned or not, his brand is toxic to me.
Agree. But beside this Iīm not really sure how I like it. On one hand beautiful building, on the other hand very special style. Would be interesting how many people would choose it as it belongs to MO, FS or another brand and is owned by some "normal" investor.
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Old Sep 30, 16, 1:41 pm
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Yeah I don't give a darn about pointless populist politics. I like to stay in nice hotels. And I don't need to try and prove to other people that I'm a hero because I stand against one candidate or another. Some people are far too caught up in this nonsense. This looks like a beautiful and historic American hotel and I look forward to trying it out someday. It doesn't matter whose name is on the door.
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Old Sep 30, 16, 1:56 pm
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Originally Posted by stimpy View Post
historic American hotel
Itīs not a historic American hotel. Itīs an old post office.
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Old Sep 30, 16, 7:29 pm
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No matter what - a place where I will never stay. Enough said.
^

I will stick with Hay-Adams and Four Seasons.

Completely apart from his absurd presidential run, I have never liked any of his hotels at all. They are proof that he has no taste whatsoever.
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Old Oct 1, 16, 12:44 am
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Originally Posted by offerendum View Post
Itīs not a historic American hotel. Itīs an old post office.
You are right. An historic old American building.

And I've only tried one other Trump, in Doral, and thought it was excellent. Surprisingly good. However I don't know what the other properties are like.
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Originally Posted by stimpy View Post
Yeah I don't give a darn about pointless populist politics. I like to stay in nice hotels. And I don't need to try and prove to other people that I'm a hero because I stand against one candidate or another. Some people are far too caught up in this nonsense. This looks like a beautiful and historic American hotel and I look forward to trying it out someday. It doesn't matter whose name is on the door.
There really is nothing historic about the hotel itself. The building itself is historical as the Old Post Office building, but it's been a not-so-special retail center of sorts for far longer than it has been a hotel. It will be many years before the building will end up being a hotel for longer than it's been a place to do some not-so-special shopping.

I would mostly go there for the views of the city, but that was when it was a shopping center more than anything else.
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Old Oct 1, 16, 3:34 am
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Originally Posted by stimpy View Post

And I've only tried one other Trump, in Doral, and thought it was excellent. Surprisingly good. However I don't know what the other properties are like.
Trump NYC Int for example has some fans at this forum even if I would never stay because of the bathrooms.
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Old Oct 1, 16, 3:44 am
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It's really easy to veer into politics on this one, even I am tempted. I view a simple statement saying, "I won't stay here" as OK and so far I judge the responses as just about hitting the line but not yet obviously over it. If everyone can avoid taking the next step, we mods won't have to step in.

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Old Oct 1, 16, 4:49 pm
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Originally Posted by offerendum View Post
Trump NYC Int for example has some fans at this forum even if I would never stay because of the bathrooms.
one of few actually consistent here for new york (along with lowell and now mark)

it is odd NY developer (not trump) did not do better bathrooms even in 2BRs, but i guess they were focused on the tower residences (not in hotel inventory) - i wonder if any units on hotel floors were redone by unit owner, and rented privately.

chicago also opened (jan 2008) with great hard product, the best corner suites fairly dramatic

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