How does Ivanka Trump define luxury? It starts with a golden shovel.

The Trump family broke ground on Wednesday on it's D.C. hotel, set to open in 2016. Ivanka Trump, daughter of real estate mogul Donald Trump, is spearheading the redevelopment of the city's Old Post Office building into a luxury hotel. (JulieAnn McKellogg/The Washington Post)

It seems natural that the Trump family, who has made exclusivity their business, broke ground Wednesday on their D.C. hotel with gold-plated shovels. After all, the family has labeled Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C., a “super luxury” space that will deliver a level of extravagance D.C. just doesn’t currently have.

TrumpShovel Gold-plated shovels are lined outside the Old Post Office building for the ground breaking ceremony of Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C. (JulieAnn McKellogg/The Washington Post)

Real estate mogul Donald Trump, his daughter, Ivanka, and two sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, joined D.C. officials for the ceremonial shoveling of dirt in front of the Old Post Office building, set to become a 270-room hotel. Sitting on Pennsylvania Avenue between Capitol Hill and the White House, the century-old building  has one of the best locations the city has to offer and some stunning architecture (Our colleague Jonathan O’Connell has more on this). So what do the Trumps plan to do to make this a “super luxury” space? We talked to the family lead on the project, Ivanka Trump, asking her to define “luxury” and how we will see that in the hotel, set to open in 2016 (Cue video).

 

JulieAnn McKellogg is the video producer for The Reliable Source.

lifestyle

reliable-source

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Comments
Show Comments
Most Read Lifestyle

lifestyle

reliable-source

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Next Story
Helena Andrews · July 23, 2014