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  • Writer's pictureGigi Becker

Trump Hotel D.C. - A Landmark Reborn

Updated: Jul 23, 2018

Welcome to my very first Empyrean Travel blog post. Aren't you excited? OK, well humor me. For some strange reason, I've avoided doing this as a marketing tool. But I think it's an intimate way of sharing the places I visit (sometimes with my husband, Bill). In future posts, I'll describe some of my past travels (with pix and vid) and keep you updated on future travels. Along the way, I hope to entice you into exploring the paths I've traveled. So, let's get started.


We're Going to D.C. ... Where to stay, where to stay ...

On our last trip to D.C., we had walked past the Old Post Office Building on Pennsylvania Ave. - a grand structure with a clock tower making it the third tallest building in the city. It was under redevelopment to be transformed into the luxurious 260-room Trump International Hotel. Opened in October 2016, its architectural beauty preserved, it seemed like, if nothing else, an attraction we wanted to visit.

The 5 Star Trump International Hotel is a Virtuoso Member. Through September 03, 2018, they are offering a "Pay 2/Stay 3" promotion. Virtuoso amenities include; Complimentary upgrade on arrival (subject to availability), Breakfast for two daily in BLT Prime Restaurant & $100.00 Food & Beverage credit per room.

If you're interested in an oasis of calm in a historical setting close to the White House and adjacent to federal agencies (the IRS Building is right behind it!), it is an experience you won't find anywhere else.

The nine-story Grand Lobby is a ginormous lounge area with a large bar (the Benjamin Bar and Lounge) and fabulous food from New York chef David Burke, whose restaurant, BLT Prime by David Burke, overlooks the lobby.

Grand Lobby
Trump Intl Hotel Grand Lobby

Is it champagne time?
Go with the amazing crab cake!

And speaking of David Burke, maple bacon anyone?

The accommodations, as you might expect, are first rate. And the view of the Washington Monument and the Federal Triangle was stunning.


Washington Monument and Federal Triangle from our room

If you stay, don't miss a visit up the clock tower. It's free, and it takes you to the top where you can see the bell and a 360 degree panorama view of the city. Great for kids! Our niece and nephews had a blast.

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