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Trump Hotels Booted From Luxury Travel Group List

The New York Times reports: Virtuoso, a global network of luxury travel advisers, has dropped Trump Hotels from its list of hotel partners and will no longer offer the 10 hotels that operate under the Trump brand as an option to its high-end clients. Virtuoso is widely considered one of the luxury travel industry’s biggest players, with a global network …

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Hotel Staff Dish The Dirt On Serving The MAGA Elite

The Washingtonian reports: As soon as Trump was seated, the server had to “discreetly present” a mini bottle of Purell hand sanitizer. (This applied long before Covid, mind you.) Next, cue dialogue: “Good (time of day) Mr. President. Would you like your Diet Coke with or without ice?” the server was instructed to recite. A polished tray with chilled bottles …

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Report: Trump To Skip Election Night Party At DC Hotel

The New York Times reports: President Trump has called off plans to appear at the Trump International Hotel on election night and is likely to be at the White House instead, according to a person familiar with the plans. Advisers had said privately that Mr. Trump was going to appear at his namesake hotel in Washington for an election night …

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Vancouver Trump Hotel Files For Bankruptcy, Will Close

CTV News reports: It appears the days of having the controversial Trump name emblazoned on a prominent hotel tower in downtown Vancouver are coming to an end, with a staff member at the Trump International Hotel confirming Friday that the hotel is closing. The hotel on Georgia Street between Bute and Thurlow has been controversial for its name since opening …

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Trump Claims His DC Hotel Is No Longer For Sale

The New York Post reports: President Trump has confirmed that he had considered selling his hotel in Washington, DC, after spending more than $250 million renovating the iconic Beltway building — but said he has changed his mind. “I was thinking about it,” he told The Post during an exclusive Oval Office interview. The Trump family purchased a 60-year lease …

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Trump Properties Flout Local Face Mask Mandates

ABC News reports: As the coronavirus surges across the country, several properties owned by President Donald Trump have continued to host gatherings with guests and employees that skirt state and city-mandated face covering ordinances as well as the organization’s own public rules for resuming business during the pandemic. Amid the president’s mixed signals, in recent weeks guests and employees at …

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Trump Org Sued For Religious Discrimination After They Fired A Housekeeper For Refusing To Work On Sundays

The Christian Post reports: A former housekeeper is suing the operator of Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas, claiming the business engaged in religious discrimination by firing her because she refused to work on Sundays. Sonia Perez, 56, filed a lawsuit against Trump Ruffin Commercial Inc., the company that oversees the Trump hotels. She claims that the company required her …

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Court Revives Emoluments Suit Against Trump Hotel

The Washington Post reports: A federal appeals court on Thursday revived a lawsuit seeking to block President Trump’s hotel in downtown Washington from accepting payments from foreign and state governments. In a divided decision, the court refused to dismiss the novel lawsuit that accuses the president of illegally profiting from foreign and state government patrons at his D.C. hotel. The …

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Sale Of Trump’s DC Hotel On Hold As Market Reels

The Washington Post reports: The commercial real estate industry has ground nearly to a halt because of coronavirus shutdowns, forcing buyers and sellers of major properties, including President Trump’s company, to put their plans on hold. The Trump Organization, which he still owns, has had to press pause on the proposed sale of its D.C. hotel lease because of the …

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Trump’s Vegas Stay Cost US Public At Least $1 Million

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump’s choice to stay at his own Las Vegas hotel each night during the western states swing that wrapped up Friday likely cost taxpayers a million extra dollars as well as diverted thousands of them into his own cash registers. Previous presidents on extended trips away from the White House typically stayed in the …

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Trump Attends Stephen Miller’s Wedding At His Hotel

Politico reports: President Donald Trump attended the wedding of senior adviser Stephen Miller on Sunday evening, according to the White House. The wedding took place in one of the president’s hotels, just blocks away from the White House: “The President is at Trump International Hotel for the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Miller,” read a statement sent to reporters. …

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MAGA Sycophants Lament Loss Of DC Safe Space

The Daily Beast reports: Donald Trump’s hotel in Washington, D.C., went up for sale this month, with bids to take up the president’s 60-year lease on the federally owned Old Post Office due last Thursday. But while the winning bidder’s plans for the hotel likely won’t be known for a while, MAGA activists are already mourning the expected loss of …

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Miami Trump Resort Doubles Rates Ahead Of His Visit

The Huffington Post reports: The president’s Miami golf resort that puts money into his pocket more than doubled its room rates just before the White House announced his Thursday visit ― possibly increasing taxpayer costs for staff who must travel there in advance. Donald Trump’s plan to address the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting at Trump National Doral next to …

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Trump Org To End Bidding On DC Hotel On Jan. 23th

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Trump Organization plans to cut off bids on its Washington, D.C., hotel on Jan. 23. The Trump Organization leased the property, within the Old Post Office building, from the federal government, and, with extensions, the lease lasts almost 100 years. A new lease owner could adjust the branding and managing of the building. President …

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Developer Says He’ll Submit Bid On Trump’s DC Hotel

The Washington Post reports: D.C. real estate investor and developer Brian Friedman says he will bid to acquire the lease to President Trump’s 263-room luxury hotel in downtown Washington, a project that has generated ethical controversies for the president since he entered office. Friedman said he would like to partner with Hilton to turn the Trump International Hotel into a …

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Trump Hotel Rates 13X Higher For Campaign Event

Just in from the watchdog group CREW: In November, we noticed a mysterious spike in the price of available rooms at Trump’s DC hotel for a Saturday night in December. The minimum cost was 13 times the average, but we couldn’t identify a reason for the spike, until photos surfaced of the Trump Victory Committee’s winter retreat at Trump’s Hotel …

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Barr Reschedules Massive Holiday Party At Trump Hotel

The Washington Post reports: Attorney General William P. Barr had planned to hold a 200-person holiday party at the Trump hotel in Washington Sunday night, but the event was rescheduled, according to a Justice Department spokeswoman. The spokeswoman declined to say when the event would take place but said it would still be at the Trump International Hotel, a choice …

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Trump Org Issues 46-Page Sales Pitch For DC Hotel: Buyer Can Make Millions From Foreign Governments

CNN reports: In its effort to sell off the lease to the Trump International Hotel in Washington, the Trump Organization has put together a glossy investor brochure complete with pictures showcasing the hotel’s grandiose architecture, its central location and its spa’s Himalayan salt chamber. The hotel’s biggest selling point though, according to a copy of the brochure seen by CNN, …

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Trump Hotel Triples Rates For Republican Retreat

From Citizens for Responsibility And Ethics in Washington: The cost of a basic room at Trump’s DC Hotel is nearly three times its average rate on November 7th. Conspicuously, that’s the night between Senate Republicans’ two day retreat at Trump’s Hotel. Filling the hotel with a who’s who of Republican power players serves as an invitation for anyone looking to …

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Trump Organization Seeking To Sell Flagship DC Hotel

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Trump Organization is exploring a sale of the rights to the company’s opulent Washington, D.C., hotel, a move it says is motivated partly by criticism that the Trumps are flouting ethics laws by profiting from the property. President Trump’s family business has hired the real estate firm JLL to market the Trump International Hotel, …

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