Trump International Hotel D.C.: opening day visit

A month before the official open, I visited opening day for the soft launch of Trump International Hotel at 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C. Conveniently located at the WMATA Federal Triangle stop, and less than 1 kilometer from the Oval Office, Trump International Hotel is a destination for locals and visitors alike. After $200 million in renovation, elements of the Old Post Office were tastefully preserved and enhanced with new decor.

Rooms generally start at $650, and currently include complementary phone and Wifi internet, with TVs 55” or greater. 24 hour dining is also a key feature.

Trump International Hotel entrance facing the WMATA Federal Triangle
Trump International Hotel as seen from WMATA Federal Triangle entrance
The only other building on the block with Trump International Hotel is the Internal Revenue Service, coincidentally.
Trump International Hotel sign with Internal Revenue Service building on 12 St. NW
Trump International Hotel sign with Internal Revenue Service building on 12 St. NW. Note incomplete stonework.
Work was feverishly apace for the official opening in October 2016.
Recycling box titled No Basura
Recycling box on 12th St NW entrance of Trump International Hotel: "No Basura" ~ No Trash
The ballrooms were tastefully appointed and convenient to access, though work in the hallways was still in progress.
directory for Trump International Hotel ballrooms
Directory for Trump International Hotel
One of Trump International Hotel's ballrooms
One of Trump International Hotel's ballrooms
Incomplete wall outside Trump International Hotel ballrooms
Incomplete wall outside Trump International Hotel ballrooms
Two cocktails were $27.50 with tax, plus tip. Host Chenee was knowledgeable and quite capable. Her specialties include "Ginger Mint Smash" and "Moscow milk with cucumber".
Trump International Hotel bar service
Trump International Hotel bar service plating
self reflection in Trump Hotel bar mirror
A multistory backdrop to the Trump International Hotel features a mirror, where the author's reflection is seen.
Wifi in the Trump International Hotel Lobby was in work, with numerous APs visible.
2.4 GHz Wifi in Trump hotel 5 GHz Wifi in Trump hotel
2.4/5 GHz Wifi in Trump DC hotel lobby

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