When John F. Kennedy was inaugurated more than fifty years ago, he recognized the potential and the need for the two miles of Pennsylvania Avenue connecting the U.S. Capitol to the White House to become “Grand, The Main Street of America.” Today, thanks largely to the work of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation, Pennsylvania Avenue bears little resemblance to what Kennedy saw, and still the development continues. In the 2000’s, attention became focused on the iconic landmark, the Old Post Office. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, planners struggled as to what its future should be. Ultimately, it was decided that with its location in the city center, proximity to both the White House and the U.S. Capitol, it deserved to be restored to its former architectural grandeur and be re-born as arguably the city’s most luxurious hotel, worthy of hosting heads of state, celebrities, dignitaries and well-heeled business and leisure travelers.
In 2013, after reviewing and vetting numerous proposals from the most prestigious hotel companies in the world, Trump Hotels was chosen by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to be the developer of this most sought-after hotel redevelopment opportunity in the country. Seen as a generational asset by the Trump family, the new hotel will anchor the Northwest end of the Pennsylvania Avenue redevelopment by undergoing an extensive $200 million restoration to become the Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C. opening in Fall 2016.
"When completed, one of the finest hotels anywhere in the world. The building itself, which is totally irreplaceable, is going to be brought back to far beyond its original grandeur." -Donald J. Trump
The Old Post Office, the original city postal center, has endured a series of uses throughout the years. Opened in 1899, it included a Clock Tower, which at 315 feet, remains the second tallest building in the city, providing panoramic views of Washington, D.C. In 1976, The Bells of Congress, replicas of those at London’s Westminster Abbey, were given to the United States as a Bicentennial gift from the Ditchley Foundation in England, and are housed in the Tower. When the Hotel opens in fall 2016, the Bells will again ring on Federal Holidays, Days of National Mourning, the Opening and Closing of Congress, and Thursday nights for practice.
Guests will arrive at the Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C’s at the main entrance on 11th Street. The entry will feature materials such as backlit marble and limited mullion glass with a steel and glass porte cochere cantilevering in both directions, creating a stunning arrival experience. The main pedestrian entrance will feature a prominent arrival experience on Pennsylvania Avenue, with a secondary pedestrian entrance on 12th Street.
Inside, the heart of the Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C will be the Cortile. A soaring nine-story atrium will function as the hotel's gathering place, comprising the grand lobby and Cortile bar. Sunlight will filter from above through a soft canopy of trees and illuminate this interior courtyard setting. The Cortile will be furnished in rich jewel tones - deep red, aubergine, sapphire and emerald - with gold accents and be elegantly finished with hand-woven area rugs, and soaring brass and crystal chandeliers. Prominently located on the mezzanine and overlooking the iconic Clock Tower will be BLT Prime, the hotel’s signature restaurant, also featuring two exclusive dining rooms ideal for private parties and gatherings.
Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C. will also feature the following services and amenities:
- 24-hour valet parking
- 24-hour concierge
- Bar & Lounge in the cortile with gathering areas
- Exhibition gallery with the history of the Old Post Office
- 10,000 sq.ft. Spa and Fitness Facility by Ivanka Trump
- 38,000 square feet of meetings and event space
- Wireless high-speed Internet
- TRUMP ATTACHE Program
- TRUMP CARD Privileges Program
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