Aides to Bush declined to comment, keeping to their general policy of not commenting on his finance events.
The conference begins the afternoon of April 26, with an opening meeting in the late afternoon; dinner with Bush and his wife, Columba; and a late-night party beginning at 9 p.m. They resume Monday morning with breakfast, more meetings, a working lunch and conclude in the early afternoon, when Bush plans to hold a photo opportunity with his guest, according to the attendees, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly about the plans.
Those eligible to attend needed to donate $25,000 or help raise at least $50,000 for Bush's political action committees, called Right to Rise. Many planning to attend are expected to have raised well beyond that minimum. He's spent the last few months raising millions of dollars for the PACs in the country's money capitals -- including stops this week in Chicago, Boston and Nashville.
The hotel includes 426 guest rooms -- with rates starting at $700 per night -- four pools, and five food or beverage options, according to local reports. Guests for Bush's meetings are expected to pay a far lower reduced group rate, according to some attendees familiar with the plans.
The property was developed by Richard LeFrak, chairman and CEO of LeFrak, and Barry Sternlicht, who created the 1Hotels brand, leads Starwood Capital Group and iis the former CEO of Starwood Hotels.
Matea Gold and Alice Crites contributed to this report.
Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly characterized the owners and founders of the hotel.