Virtuoso Life - November/December 2016 - 58
Save your appetite for:
Trump's BLT Prime, helmed
here by Top Chef alum David
Burke, is the centerpiece of the
hotel's atrium. The porterhouse
for two is a personal favorite.
Perk fit for a president: The
building's 315-foot clock tower
is the second-tallest structure
in the city, with an observation
deck that provides great vantage points of D.C. The National
Park Service still operates the
tower; it's open to the public,
but hotel guests have a separate entrance granting them
Doubles from $735, including
breakfast daily and a $100
Washington, D.C.'s towering Old Post Office
Pavilion finds new life as a hotel.
Huuuge news from Pennsylvania Avenue: The $200 million
Trump International Hotel
Washington, D.C. opened this
fall in the 1899 Old Post Ofﬁce
Pavilion, and the 263-room
property is as grand as its
neo-Romanesque facade, with
a nine-story glass atrium, an
Ivanka Trump day spa, and
the city's largest presidential
suite. Virtuoso agency executive Jim Strong of Dallas
recently visited the hotel and
shares his take here.
expansive, airy feel continues
throughout the hotel - guest
rooms have 16-foot ceilings and
showcase the building's beautifully preserved millwork.
The Trump D.C. in three
words: Sumptuous, modern,
The type of traveler you'd
send here: Thanks to the generous room sizes and great location, the hotel's appeal is wide
(regardless of who's in ofﬁce).
Many of the junior suites come
with two full bathrooms, which is
a wonderful feature for couples
or friends traveling together.
V I RT U O S O L I F E
Clockwise from top: The lobby, lobster scramble at BLT Prime, a guest room
desk, cocktail prep at Benjamin's, and the Old Post Office exterior.
STACY ZARIN GOLDBERG
Your favorite hotel feature?
atrium lobby and its Benjamin's
Bar & Lounge, a perfect space
for a friendly conversation. The
The best D.C. sights nearby:
The National Mall (home to the
Smithsonian Institution, the
Washington Monument, the
Capitol Building, and the White
House) is less than a ﬁve-minute
walk away. Don't miss the Newseum, a modern, multilevel trove
devoted to journalism.