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Turning OId Post Office Pavillion into a Luxury Trump Hotel – Good Idea?

by Prince Of Petworth August 1, 2011 at 10:30 am 49 Comments


Old Post Office Pavilion, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Back in March ’11 we talked about proposed uses for the Old Post Office Pavillion for a Friday Question of the Day.

This morning, a reader sends a link to a Washington Post article:

“…Trump plans include transforming the property into an “ultra-luxury” hotel with nearly 300 rooms, a large ballroom or conference room, a spa and a museum gallery dedicated to the building’s history leading into the building’s clock tower. The plans retain the building’s exterior facade as well as its original doors, hallways and interior features.”

The reader asks:

“On the one hand, it’s a building with enormous potential and should have its insides converted for modern purposes, but I’m not sure I want the Old Post Office to turn into a Trump-style hotel (ie a sleazy Atlantic City casino). What does PoPville think?”

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