GARY PLAYER VILLA UNVEILED AT TRUMP NATIONAL DORAL MIAMI
Trump Family Presides Over Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for
MIAMI, FL (January 23, 2014) – This morning, Donald J. Trump, president and chairman of The Trump Organization, along with Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump, executive vice presidents of development and acquisitions, unveiled the Gary Player Villa at Trump National Doral® Miami, one of the newest additions to the TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™. Special guest Gary Player, one of the greatest players in the history of golf, joined the Trump family to celebrate the inauguration of his namesake villa. The Gary Player Villa is one of eight new deluxe guestroom villas designed by Ivanka Trump and world-renowned architects WATG as part of the $250 million renovation currently underway at the iconic property. Historically, Doral been regarded as one of the most exceptional golf resorts in the world and the completion of the Gary Player Villa signifies the Trump family’s continued commitment to restoring and surpassing that reputation while honoring the great legends of golf.
“Trump National Doral Miami will soon be, far and away, the greatest golf resort in the United States. From our spectacular villas to the brand new and truly amazing Blue Monster golf course, these changes are representative of the resort’s dramatic transformation,” said Donald J. Trump, Chairman and President of The Trump Organization. “I have been a longtime fan of Gary and am thrilled to honor him with our first Villa dedication and celebrate his legendary career.”
“Our vision for Doral from the onset has been to create an ultra-luxurious golf resort in the heart of Miami and the Gary Player Villa is a reflection of this,” said Ivanka Trump, Executive Vice President of Development and Acquisitions at The Trump Organization. “The elegant design, luxurious and spacious rooms and suites, and attention to every last detail are a few of the defining characteristics that will make Trump National Doral an unparalleled experience for our guests.”
The new deluxe guestroom villas are adorned in a chic palette of elegant neutrals – including ivory, champagne and caramel – accentuated with mahogany wood and gold leaf Spanish revival details. Classic furnishings paired with contemporary accents present the ultimate in luxury interiors. The spacious bathrooms more closely resemble in-room spas with frameless showers, rainfall showerheads, marble flooring throughout, and imported stone countertops and vanities. All villas boast beautiful golf course or garden views with expansive balconies or lanais. The rich history of golf will be celebrated throughout the villas with a curated collection of photographs that will capture the namesake golf legends at iconic moments in their illustrious careers.
The Gary Player Villa is the first of eight deluxe guestroom villas to be completed and each will be named after one of the world’s most influential golfers including Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson --- many of which have competed on the resort’s famed Blue Monster golf course.
“Doral is one of the most important golf properties in history and it is incredible to see the changes that the Trump Family has delivered in such a short period of time, “ said Gary Player. The New Villas look magnificent and I am truly honored to have the very first bear my name.”
As part of the extensive renovation, Trump National Doral® Miami’s five championship golf courses will all be enhanced. The most impressive update being the complete redesign of the iconic Blue Monster golf course, which has been host to the PGA TOUR for over 50 years and is currently home of the World Golf Championships- Cadillac Championship. The official grand opening celebration of the Blue Monster will take place on February 6th.
Additionally, all new restaurant and bar concepts will be introduced to the property in early 2014, including the critically acclaimed BLT Prime. With three private dining rooms encompassing indoor seating and an expansive veranda, BLT Prime is a vibrant space with seating for nearly 350 guests to indulge in superb dining and spectacular golf course views.
Other noteworthy changes at Trump National Doral include a newly designed hotel lobby; a completely remodeled swimming complex known as The Royal Palm Pool, featuring a lush landscape and an expansive patio design along with 22 lavish cabanas; over 100,000 square feet of six elegant indoor and outdoor premier event venues; Clubhouse improvements with an incredible new golf shop --- one of the largest in the Country and added modern locker room facilities; a celebrated 48,000 square foot resort spa with over 100 signature spa treatments and services; and a fully redesigned state of the art fitness center. Additionally, Trump National Doral now features a brand new driving range and practice facility which includes a state of the art LED lighting system --- the first of its kind in the world.
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About Trump National Doral® Miami
TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™ purchased Miami's iconic Doral Golf Resort & Spa in June 2012 and is facilitating a $250 million renovation to restore Doral to its former grandeur. Situated on nearly 800 acres, Trump National Doral Miami will feature eight newly revamped villas; five redesigned championship golf courses, including the legendary Blue Monster; more than 90,000 square feet of meeting space including a 24,000-square-foot ballroom; various new dining options; a sprawling 48,000-square-foot spa with 33 treatment rooms; highly regarded McLean Golf School and teaching facilities; and a private members' clubhouse. This Miami resort has been host to the PGA TOUR for over 50 years and home to the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championships. The property will remain fully operational throughout the renovation, which is expected to conclude in 2014. Reservations can be made www.trumpnationaldoral.com or call toll-free (800) 71-DORAL (36725). Connect with Trump National Doral Miami on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
About TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™
Launched in October 2007, TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™ is the next generation of luxury hospitality – one that is raising the bar in the top-tier travel experience with a level of customized service unrivaled in the market today. Presided over by internationally renowned developer Donald J. Trump and his three grown children – Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric – the prestigious portfolio includes the highly acclaimed Trump International Hotel & Tower® New York, Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, Trump International Hotel™ Las Vegas, Trump International Hotel™ Waikiki Beach Walk®, Trump SoHo® New York, Trump Ocean Club® International Hotel & Tower Panama, Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto®, and Trump National Doral® Miami. Trump International® Hotel & Tower Vancouver and Trump® International Hotel, The Old Post Office Washington, D.C., a redevelopment of the historic Old Post Office Building, are slated to open in 2016. Reservations can be made at www.TRUMPHOTELCOLLECTION.com or by calling (855) TRUMP-00 (878-6700). TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION is headquartered at Trump Tower, 725 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Connect with TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION on its social media pages.