WASHINGTON, DC—Joined by a host of dignitaries including DC Mayor Vincent Gray, Donald and daughter Ivanka Trump officially began construction on Wednesday on the redevelopment of the Old Post Office Pavilion into a new $200-million hotel.
Other luminaries at the event included D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, members of the DC Council, officials from the General Services Administration and Rep. John Mica, according to the Washington Post.
Mayor Gray says the project would help revive the District’s downtown. “This symbolizes where we with our city today.And that is a place where people are now living downtown, people are downtown 24-7. (It) is an active, vibrant energized place and we know that when the Trump hotel comes here ladies and gentlemen that it will add even more vibrancy.”
Average hotel room sizes will be approximately 600 square feet. Two presidential suites housed in the former postmaster general offices will be 3,500 square feet and 5,000 square feet.
The hotel, when completed in 2016, will be named Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C. See story in the Washington Post.