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Iconic Washington Old Post Office building debuts as luxury hotel in September 2016

Feb 09, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC - Trump International Hotel, Washington, DC will open in September 2016 dramatically ahead of schedule. With its opening, the Nation's Capital will now be home to an iconic and historic super-luxury hotel rivaling the best of other international capital cities.

"For decades people have looked in wonderment at the magnificence of the Old Post Office building and structure. There is nothing like it and we are so proud to have not only brought this incredible building back to life, but also to a position far greater than it ever was at its previous zenith. It was an honor to have dealt with the professionals at the General Services Administration. It was their total passion and hard work that helped bring this unrivaled project to fruition," says Donald J. Trump.

"It has been an incredible journey transforming the Old Post Office into what will be the finest luxury hotel in the country—if not the world. We have worked tirelessly to meticulously restore one of the United States' most high profile landmarks and are incredibly proud to unveil the results of our efforts this September," says Ivanka Trump. "Under our agreement with the U.S. government's General Services Administration (GSA), the hotel was scheduled to be completed by August of 2018, but through our team's hard work and close collaboration with the GSA, we will now be opening almost two years ahead of schedule, which is unheard of for a project of this size and complexity. In addition to the incredible professionals at the GSA, we are thankful for the tremendous support given to the project by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Chief of Police Cathy Lanier and the numerous other civic, federal and city officials who have supported and contributed to the project including the National Capital Planning Commission, D.C. Historic Preservation Office, Commission of Fine Arts and the National Park Service."

"After the more than a decade of work it took to get our bill authorizing this project out of the Congress, I am the first to appreciate that D.C. residents and visitors will be happy to begin enjoying this historic landmark ahead of schedule, and that both the federal and D.C. governments will begin receiving revenue from this high-value site in 2016 instead of 2018," said Congresswoman Norton.

With its prestigious location right on Pennsylvania Avenue, the U.S. Government has entrusted the Trump Organization with the complex challenge of transforming this 19th century one-of-a-kind building into one of the greatest luxury hotels in the world.

"This is my fifth hotel opening and I can say with conviction that I have never seen so much interest and so many early bookings as I have at Trump D.C.; we already have a significant number of events confirmed for 2016 and beyond with many more inquiries being considered," said Mickael Damelincourt, Managing Director of Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C. "We are preparing for what is a highly anticipated opening, and one that is unique to Washington, D.C. and the country as a whole."

Iconic Washington Old Post Office building debuts as luxury hotel in September 2016

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