Would You Stay in a Trump Hotel? See What They're Like

Whatever you think of Donald Trump as U.S. president, it's hard to deny that Donald Trump excels as an hotelier.

Trump Hotels, launched in President Trump's native New York City two decades ago, is a tip-top brand in the competitive field of luxury hotels. By the most critical standards, Trump Hotels exemplify the definition of luxury hotels.

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Trump Hotels: No Controversy Here...These Are True Luxury Hotels

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As of early 2017, Trump Hotels number 14 properties spanning half the world, from Hawaii to Western Europe. Trump properties are contemporary luxury hotels or golf resorts (plus one winery lodge). A new Trump hotel is under construction in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Style of Trump Hotels

Among other things, Mr. Trump is known as a builder of deluxe modern skyscrapers. Trump Hotels are impressive architectural statements: almost all are imposingly tall and modern.

The brand's signature is sheer height. A Trump Hotels marketing slogan goes: "You're either staying in a Trump hotel or in the shadow of one." Without a doubt, these shiny skyscrapers get your attention, and you can count on enviable views. 

Service at Trump Hotels

These hotels put an emphasis on five-star hospitality service. Their professional staffers embody warmth, respect, and a "please let me take care of this" attitude. All properties offer a deluxe spa, 24-hour fitness center, and the Trump Kids and Trump Pets programs.

Guests at all Trump Hotels earn points, perks, privileges, and upgrades through the free-to-join Trump Card.

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Trump International Hotel Washington D.C.

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President Trump's Washington, D.C. Hotel: His Other Place on Pennsylvania Avenue

The newest addition to the brand is Trump International Hotel Washington D.C. Its existence in the capital, just down the street from the White House, makes its ownership status politically contentious.

The hotel itself is historic. It was constructed in 1899 as the capital's main post office and became known as the Old Post Office. Architectural preservationists saved this gracious landmark from the wrecking ball.

In 2013, the building's owner, the federal government, leased it out for 60 years to the highest bidder. That was the Trump Organization, and the Old Post Office, restored and glossed up, opened in October 2016 as the opulent Trump International Hotel Washington D.C.

Trump D.C.'s architectural heritage is powerful. Its Venetian-style clock tower, an icon in "the District," makes it the city's second-tallest building. The building's grand Romanesque design allows for 16-foot ceilings in rooms and soaring windows. Its public spaces are kingly. The massive Grand Ballroom is one of D.C.'s biggest and most elegant, and the hotel's signature restaurant, BLT Prime by David Burke, is stunningly set within a lacy iron framework that reminds diners of the Eiffel Tower.

The Style of Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C.

The hotel's 263 rooms and suites are deluxe yet tasteful.Their luxurious furnishings nod to the past and their cutting-edge tech, like mirrors that double as TV screens, looks to the future.

The Spa by Ivanka Trump -- a sumptuous day spa branded with the First Daughter's glamorous name -- is a citadel of calm in the frenetic capital. The hotel's vast, 24/7 gym is a high-energy open space offering every imaginable piece of fitness equipment.
• Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C. website

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Trump International Hotel & Tower New York

Trump Hotel at Central Park in NYC
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In Donald Trump's Hometown: Trump International Hotel & Tower New York

This glittering hotel was the first of the Trump Hotels, opened in 1997. It is NYC's only hotel with Forbes Five Stars and AAA Five Diamonds that also has a restaurant with those ratings (Jean-Georges). 

The 176-room, 52-story hotel occupies a prime perch on Central Park in Manhattan, near the Time Warner Center, Lincoln Center, midtown shopping, and the Theater District.

Rooms are pin-drop-quiet and spacious. All accommodations have fully-equipped kitchens and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame pinch-me-am-I-really-here? Central Park views. 

The Finest of Fine Dining

The hotel's restaurant, Jean-Georges, is one of New York's most acclaimed, rated as four stars by the New York Times (very rare) and three stars from Michelin (the maximum).

Does That Globe Outside the Hotel Look Familiar?

The hotel's outdoor sculpture, a silver globe, is a miniature copy of the Unisphere, an NYC landmark. The original, in President Trump's home borough of Queens, was built for the 1964-65 World's Fair, and still attracts onlookers.

Where to Find Out More

Trump International Hotel & Tower New York online

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Trump SoHo New York

Amazing views from Trump Hotel's Presidential Penthouse in NYC
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Trump SoHo New York: Trump Hotel Close to Wall Street

Trump SoHo, an AAA Five Diamond Hotel in Manhattan, is set on the border of SoHo and the downtown financial district (a/k/a Wall Street). The hotel is also a short walk (or limo ride) to Freedom Tower, SoHo, Tribeca, Chinatown, and Greenwich Village.

At 46 stories, the 2010-vintage hotel is one of the tallest buildings in its largely residential neighborhood. Floor-to-ceiling windows in all rooms and suites frame dazzling open views of much of Manhattan. 

Not Staying at Trump SoHo? Try to Get a Party Invitation

The hotel's "SoHi" event space, on the 46th floor, has 15-foot floor-to-ceiling windows that furnish OMG views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. It's the view you see in movies and TV series about Wall Street titans.

Where to Find Out More

Trump SoHo New York online

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Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

Great views from Trump Hotel Chicago
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Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago: I-Love-Views of the Windy City 

Trump Chicago opened in 2008, making this Second City hotel the second in the Trump portfolio. With 92 stories, it is the tallest hotel in Chicago -- and the city's second-tallest building after the Sears Tower.

Set dead-center above the Loop and North Michigan Avenue, Trump Chicago delivers cinematic views of the distinctively green Chicago River and the Wrigley Building (plus its clock tower, shown in photo above). 

"Trump Chicago is designed to excite the eye by curving with the river," says New York-based architectural historian Prof. Barry Goldsmith. "It's not only the world's tallest reinforced concrete building, it's a successful and attractive design."

More Honors for Trump Chicago

Trump Chicago is a five-star extravaganza. It is one of 10 hotels in the entire world to boast Forbes Five Stars awarded to both its hotel and restaurant (called "Sixteen"). More kudos:
• Condé Nast Traveler “Gold List: The Top Hotels in the World” 2016
• Two Michelin stars for Sixteen restaurant from 2014 onwards  

Just One Fabulous Feature of Trump Chicago

Trump Chicago's 24-hour fitness center is the most coveted workout address in town, with panoramic Lake Michigan views and a 75-foot lap pool. The gym is open to local members, some of whom are Chicago athletes and local celebrities. Just act natural.

Where to Find Out More

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago online

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Trump International Hotel Las Vegas

Trump Las Vegas hotel on the Strip
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Trump Las Vegas: A Hotel for High Rollers

Vegas is one of the world's most contentious luxury hotel markets, with over a dozen truly great hotels. But Trump Las Vegas has been a go-to for big spenders since it opened in 2008. There's no casino here, and the hotel feels hushed and private. This is a daring concept: to slow down and relax in Vegas.

This service-oriented hotel is massive. It's one of Sin City's tallest buildings, hovering 64 floors above the Strip. The property has the most hotel rooms of any Trump Hotel: 1,282. The biggest spenders stay in one of 50 super-luxury Las Vegas Penthouse suites, with endless floor-to-ceiling views.

The Best People-Watching in Vegas Is Here

Who are these Trump Las Vegas guests? You'll see who's who on the hotel's sociable 7th-floor deck. Here, private air-conditioned cabanas ring a seemingly endless, 110-foot heated pool designed for splashing, swimming, and people-watching. Like all Trump Hotels, the Las Vegas property is child-welcoming and pet-friendly. 

Where to Find Out More

• Trump Las Vegas online 

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Trump National Doral Miami

Trump National Doral Hotel in Miami

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Trump National Doral Miami: A Personal Mission

Trump National Doral Miami, an 800-acre golf resort bought and restored by Donald Trump in 2012, has special meaning for him. This is where, as a boy, the 45th U.S. President played golf with his father Fred, also a builder. Today, budding golfers under 15 play free with an adult at the resort.

Trump National Doral Miami has 643 rooms and suites, co-designed by Ivanka Trump. The two-bedroom Presidential Suites are the resort's peak accommodations, with polished marble floors and spa-like bathrooms.

Bring Your Clubs

Trump Miami's four championship courses were redesigned by golf architect Gil Hanse: the Golden Palm, the Red Tiger, the Silver Fox, and the famed (and feared) Blue Monster. You'll also find the McLean Golf School.

A Few Cool Things about Trump National Doral Miami

• It's only 10 minutes from Miami International Airport, so you can get right on the links
• On-property dining options include BLT Prime by Laurent Tourondel
• Feeling precious? The Trump Spa’s Diamond Hydrating Infusion Facial lavishes your skin with diamond dust and a 24-karat gold-laden​ mask

Where to Find Out More

• Trump National Doral Miami online

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Trump International Hotel Waikiki, Hawaii

Trump Hotel Waikiki on Honolulu's legendary beach
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Trump International Hotel Waikiki: Atop an Iconic American Beach

Trump International Hotel Waikiki opened in 2009 in the location everyone wants in Honolulu, Hawaii: directly on Waikiki Beach Walk. The 38-story hotel is large but not overwhelming, with 462 rooms.

Awards for Trump Waikiki

Trump Waikiki earners Forbes Five Stars 2016. It is the only five-star hotel in Waikiki and, in fact, the entire island of Oahu). TripAdvisor members like this hotel, too. It has been ranked their #1 hotel in Honolulu since 2010.

Popular Spots in Trump Waikiki

This hotel is made for lounging. Among the places to take in Waikiki's legendary sun-and-surf scene: the double-story, open-air lobby; the 6th-floor infinity pool, with an endless lanai deck; the scenic bar at the hotel's BLT Steak restaurant; and window seats at Wai'Olu Ocean View Lounge (especially at sunset).

Special Touches for Young Guests

The hotel is known as one of Waikiki's most family-friendly. Guests who let the hotel know they're coming with kids can expect age-appropriate amenities ranging from a handmade wooden crib to embroidered robes and slippers to Nintendo Wii games.

Where to Find Out More

Trump International Hotel Waikiki online 

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Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto

Trump Hotel Toronto suite
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Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto: Impressive Even in a City of Great Hotels

A 900-foot spire rising into the sky makes Trump Toronto easy to spot in the skyline of Canada's First City. The hotel is centrally located downtown in the business district within an easy stroll of the Entertainment District, the Rogers Centre stadium, and the CN Tower.

The hotel has earned AAA Four Diamonds since it opened in 2012, and Trivago.com users voted it one of the Top Hotels in Canada in 2016.

A Quietly Elegant Hotel

Trump Toronto's sleek 65-story tower houses offices and private residences as well as 261 hotel rooms. Many guest accommodations showcase stirring vistas of Toronto and Lake Ontario.

The hotel design is glamorous yet soothing, with an elegant Old World feeling and a frosty modern palette of gray, silver, and lilac. Ivanka Trump had a hand in the very pleasing interior design.  

The hotel's swank America Restaurant is one of the international crowd's gathering places in Toronto. Lunch here is dignified, but dinner transmits an electric feeling. Here, every diner is aware they've chosen a very happening Toronto spot.

Trump Toronto News

The entire building was put up for sale in January 2017. The new owner will make the decision whether to retain the Trump name.

Where to Find Out More

Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto online

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Trump International Hotel & Tower Panama

Aerial view of Trump Hotel Panama
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Trump International Hotel & Tower Panama

Panama is not a top South of the Border destination for North Americans...not yet, anyway. But Trump Panama hotel has helped to put Panama on the luxury travel map. Opened in 2011 in the country's prosperous capital of Panama City, this eye-catching, sail-shaped, 70-story silver tower is the tallest structure in Central America.

Among Trump Panama's honors: Condé Nast Traveler readers voted it into “Top Hotels in Central America” and TripAdvisor users voted it as one of the “Top 10 Hotels in Panama."

Where Is Panama City?

Panama's capital sits on this Central American country's Pacific Coast near the western end of the Panama Canal. The hotel is situated above Panama Bay within walking distance of Punta Pacifica’s sophisticated shops and nightlife and is moments to Panama City's financial district.

Though the hotel is on the waterfront, it is not beachfront, because Panama City's shore offers few beaches. However...

Once You See These Pools, You'll Forget the Beach

Trump Panama was designed to capture ocean views at every opportunity. And one of the city's most popular places to take in the Pacific panorama is the hotel's 13th-floor deck, a social hub for visitors and well-heeled locals.
• This indoor-outdoor relaxation station features fabulous ocean views, five radiant pools, and waterfront dining and drinking

By the Numbers

Wait, the 13th floor? Yes, the Trump Panama hotel has one. And you can play your own lucky number at the hotel's in-house Ocean Sun Casino. You have to admit, Trump Panama is not your average fun-in-the-sun getaway.

Where to Find Out More

• Trump International Hotel & Tower Panama online

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Trump International Golf Links & Hotel, Doonbeg, Ireland

Trump Golf Resort in Doonbeg, Ireland
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Trump International Golf Links & Hotel, Ireland

Trump International Golf Links & Hotel is Ireland's most famed golf resort. Its setting is memorable, too: a wild Atlantic Ocean beach a mile and a half long borders its 400 acres.

This resort was built as The Lodge at Doonbeg and became a Trump Hotel in 2012. The 215-room hotel looks and feels like a lovingly maintained castle, with gracious rooms and stupendous ocean-facing suites. The oceanfront, 18-hole championship golf links course was designed by Greg Norman. 

Condé Nast Traveler included the property in its 2016 Gold List: The Top Hotels in the World. And the magazine's UK counterpart, Condé Nast Traveller, named it #2 Resort in Europe. Set in County Clare, the property is well under a two-hour drive from Shannon International Airport in Galway.

Not-the-Same-Old Things to Do at Trump International Golf Links & Hotel

Beyond the golf, there's a lot for guests to do here. Recreational options include:
• North Atlantic surfing, scuba-diving, kayaking, deep-sea fishing
• Rock climbing and caving
• Geneology concierge to trace your Irish family history
• Exploring the village of Doonbeg (via free shuttle)
• Family bike excursions
• Thermal mineral whirlpools in White Horses Spa
• Galway Bay oysters and Irish whiskeys at Ocean View restaurant

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