WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wood furnishings, luxury existing millwork and closet walk-ins were highlighted in the design and architectural plans unveiled by Trump Hotel Collection for the redevelopment of the historic Old Post Office pavilion located in Washington, D.C.
Selected by the General Services Administration (GSA), Trump Hotel Collection’s $200 million redevelopment will preserve a vast majority of the historic landmark while developing a modern, luxury hotel.
“This building exemplifies iconic American grandeur,” said Ivanka Trump, executive vice president of development and acquisitions in a statement. “Our design draws on the legacy and integrity of this great landmark but it is executed in a thoroughly modern way.”
Each guestroom will retain the buildings expansive wood doors, wainscoting and detailed wall paneling, as well as existing millwork and wood bathroom vanities. Two 3,000-square-feet presidential suites will feature original fireplaces, wood doors and mouldings, his-and-her walk-in closets and more. Additional amenities include a historic library with a 25-foot coffered ceiling, high-arched windows, ornate columns, intricate millwork, hardwood floors, and glass-front bookcases.
Last February GSA selected Trump Hotel Collections, a division of The Trump Organization launched in 2007, to spearhead this project. Partners for the Old Post Office redevelopment project include architects Beyer Blinder Belle, interior design consultants Hirsch Bedner Associates, and historic advisor and preservation specialists John Cullinane & Associates. Construction begins in 2014 and it is expected to open in late 2015.
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