The first rule of staying in Trump-branded hotels: Be patient.
“We’re trying to get as many rooms as possible,” Trump Organization spokeswoman Stephanie Revell told The Hill in an email.
“If we can’t get to a room faster than they can, we’ll take them.”
The Trump Organization is a holding company that has been involved in more than 100 deals with foreign governments and corporations since Trump’s inauguration in January.
And they’re making more than just a splash.
Trump has reportedly been eyeing other hotels and condominiums, but has yet to announce any plans for the future.
“The Trump Organization continues to be focused on developing its portfolio of hotels and properties, including our two new hotels in Washington, D.C.,” Revell said.
“This is an exciting time for the Trump Organization as we continue to build our portfolio of properties across the country.”
Revell noted that the new hotels will include a new ballroom, an “extensive” cocktail lounge and “an expanded” outdoor dining area.
Trump Hotel Washington D.CE hotel plans to open in 2018 The Trump International Hotel Washington, which opened in 2019, is one of the newest hotels in the chain, joining other new Trump properties including the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.
The hotel, which will serve as Trump’s exclusive D., is a hotel-casino hybrid that has become a hit with visitors and business travelers.
But its occupancy rate is a fraction of the other properties on the chain.
In addition to the D.W. Marriott, which is owned by Marriott International, there are two other Trump-owned properties, the Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Virginia, and the Trump International Golf Links in Bedminster, New Jersey.
A third Trump property, the Hyatt Regency Washington, is currently under construction.
The Hyatt has been in the works for years and has had some big changes since Trump took office.
The first was a massive new building that was completed in 2020, but it’s currently not available for occupancy.
And the hotel’s lobby, currently home to the hotel bar, was recently razed.
Revell acknowledged that the hotel was a bit of a mess before Trump’s election, and she noted that a lot of that has come from a lack of resources.
“Our hotel staff was not well-equipped, we had limited space, and we had to get creative,” she said.
But now that the building is open, Revell says that they’re getting ready to turn it into a “high-end hotel that will serve guests in Washington and the nation’s capital.”
Revel told The New York Times that they expect to be able to open the hotel by March or April.
“I don’t know if that’s a full month or two months,” she told the newspaper.
“There’s a lot to do.”
Revell also said that they’ll be able open the building by April or May, but that the “building is a little more complicated.”
“We have the lease for the hotel and we’re going to have to build a brand-new lobby and lobby renovations,” she added.
“It’s not going to be as easy as a renovation of the existing space.”
She added that there will be “a lot of additional work” to do, but added that the Trump organization will “provide a tremendous amount of support.”
Revedl also acknowledged that their team is “very, very focused on the building itself,” and that they are “very much focused on getting the project done.”
“It will be a very exciting project,” she assured The Hill.
The Trump Hotel has seen some setbacks The Hyatts new project isn’t the only one that has encountered some setbacks.
The D.D. Marriott opened in 2021 but closed in January 2018, after the hotel suffered from financial issues.
The property’s occupancy rate was slightly lower than that of the Hyatts hotel, but the hotel is expected to remain in business for several more years.
And now, there’s another Trump-related project that’s coming.
The Hotel Indigo has been working on a hotel in downtown D. C. for several years, and is currently scheduled to open its doors in 2019.
The project is the brainchild of the Trump-linked real estate company KKR, which recently acquired a major stake in the property.
And while the project is a massive, sprawling project that will cost a whopping $100 million, Revella said that the team is aiming to have it ready to open by March of 2019.
She also noted that there’s a chance that it will be open in 2019 at least.
“KKR has had great success in the past,” she stated.
“And this is one project where the Trump team is taking advantage of that and building a really unique hotel that we believe will attract visitors and stay-at-home customers in the downtown core.”
KKR has also recently been working with the Trump Foundation