‘Old Post Office’ Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. Set to Open Ahead of Schedule
The property will be located on Pennsylvania Avenue, in the city’s landmark 1899 post office tower. It was slated for demolition in the 1970s but spared thanks to a successful campaign by what is now the D.C. Preservation League. After a bidding process that included ten formal proposals, the General Services Administration awarded a 60-year lease to the Trump Organization in 2013. The stonework, original wood milling, and paneling will be restored to the 19th century building.
What is now referred to as the Old Post Office was built before Congress imposed height limitations in the district in 1910 and is the city’s second tallest building. It stands 315 feet (96 meters) high and is exceeded only the 329-foot-tall (100-meter-tall) Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception.
The hotel will have 263 guestrooms, 35 of which will be suites, including the Trump Townhouse, a 6,300-square-foot (585-square-meter) space with a private entrance.
Trump Hotels is constructing an additional 13,200-square-foot (1,226-square-meter) ballroom that will complement the original building. The hotelier says that this will be the largest ballroom in the city.
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