Inside President Trump's $200 million, presidential-themed hotel where Attorney General William Barr just booked a $30,000 holiday party

Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesPresident Trump at the grand opening ceremony of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC.

October 26, 2016 marked the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. The hotel is located inside the Old Post Office Pavilion, which dates back to 1899 and required $US200 million in renovations.

Along with being known for its expensive price tags – one night in the presidential suite costs $US15,000 – the hotel has also become a meeting ground for conservative groups and Trump associates.

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In fact, in August, The Washington Post reported that Attorney General William Barr booked the hotel for a private holiday party in December that will likely cost over $US30,000.

The party will reportedly feature a buffet and a four-hour open bar. Around 200 people are expected to attend.

Keep reading for a look inside the hotel.


The hotel is located near the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 12th Street, just a 15-minute walk from The White House South Lawn.

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Crystal chandeliers hang in the lobby. The hotel’s ballroom — the largest in Washington, D.C. — was named the “Presidential Ballroom.”


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An old mail chute remains, a nod to the building’s past as a busy post office.

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Rooms start at $US297 a night for a deluxe room and go up to $US15,000 a night for the presidential suite with unrestricted access to all amenities. Booking the Trump townhouse with amenities can set guests back $US25,000 a night. There’s also the very first Ivanka Suite, which costs $US1,047 a night.

Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesWashington Post reporter Monica Hesse inside the Trump International Hotel.


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Those amenities include the 10,000-square-foot spa and fitness centre designed by Ivanka Trump.

Kevin Lamarque/ReutersA doorman at the entrance of the Trump International Hotel Washington.


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And as for the decor, you can’t go far without seeing a Trump-branded product.

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Conference rooms are named after former presidents — and, in line with his style, after Trump himself.

Alex Wong/Getty ImagesJustice Neil Gorsuch speaking at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC.


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Dining options include David Burke’s steakhouse BLT Prime and the Benjamin Bar & Lounge.

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BLT Prime has tables in the mezzanine, with views of the clocktower, but there’s also more intimate seating available in the lower level.

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The decor was chosen by Ivanka Trump, partnering with the design firm HBA.

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Also on offer in the atrium’s Benjamin Bar and Lounge: ounce-sized samplings of rare wines served on a silver spoon.


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The cocktail menu also includes several pricey drinks. The most expensive bottle of Champagne will set you back $US2,650.

REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueA waiter pouring champagne in the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC.


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The Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC was opened to guests in September of 2016. However, the grand opening was held a month later in October. President Trump and his family are pictured below at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Over the years, the hotel has been visited by many of President Trump’s associates.

Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Save the StorkVice President Mike Pence and Karen Spence speak at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC in January of 2019.


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In August of 2019, the Washington Post reported that Attorney General William Barr booked the hotel for a private holiday party in December that will likely cost upwards of $US30,000.

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The party will reportedly feature a buffet and a four-hour open bar. Around 200 people are expected to attend.

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