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perspectives the trump organization interview By Michael Adams and Stacy Shoemaker Rauen Photo of Trump family by Douglas Gorenstein 1 2 Rendering courtesy of TRUMP NATIONAL DORAL MIAMI NEXT GENERATION Living up to the family name It's no secret how Donald Trump's children- Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric-ended up in hospitality. But what many may not realize is how deeply and personally involved they are in evolving the family business. In under a decade, the second generation of Trumps helped grow the Trump Organization from one hotel to nine, with three more planned for 2016: the brand's first in South America, the 171-room Trump Hotel Rio de Janeiro; the Trump International Hotel, Washington, DC-a renovation of the muchcoveted Old Post Office Pavilion; and the Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver, which, at 63 stories, will be the second-largest building on the city's skyline. HD sat down with the three executive vice presidents of development and acquisitions in their offices overlooking Central Park at Trump Tower in Midtown New York, where they candidly discussed sweating the details, family values, and their love-and impressive knowledge of-machinery. How important is design to the Trump brand? Donald Trump Jr.: It's been very important all along. It's been what my father has done architecturally throughout his career. He probably influenced skylines as much as any developer in the last 50 years. If you think about it, even this building [Trump Tower] from the early '80s, it's just been something very important to him, whether it be the façade or the interiors. The design element has always been critical but also having an understanding of context, location, and where you really are. If you look at our hotel collection, you'll see opulence, luxury, and incredible service. But there's a very distinct feeling in the hotels from a design perspective. [Trump] SoHo is very different from Trump International; [Trump International] Chicago is 1. A rendering of a the Trump National Doral Miami's new elegant Villa Deluxe guestroom, designed by Ivanka Trump in collaboration with Wimberly Interiors. 2. The Trumps: Donald Jr., Donald Sr., Ivanka, and Eric. very contemporary. We just purchased Doonbeg Golf Club in Ireland, and while it's a relatively new development, it feels like you're walking into a classic Irish-Scottish building. It seems like you have been very busy lately. Eric Trump: We purchased the Doral [in Miami] a year and a half ago and are undergoing a $250-million renovation. We went in and rebuilt every inch of the place-we brought it down to the structural steel. We completely changed the style of the buildings. We knew we wanted the building to be big. We wanted it to be grand. We added ballrooms to the top of the buildings. One of the things that is really amazing about our company is, as May 2014 147

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - May 2014

Hospitality Design - May 2014
online TOC
from the editor
business sense state of the industry
trends millennials
places berlin
places hawaii
interview the trump organization
interview tao group
interview david seargeant
interview valeriano antonioli
5 questions for robert mckinley
profile cecilia dupire
trends rich fabrics
cevisama roundup
hd expo preview
from the show director
roger thomas
conference highlights
an nam
night market elements
the line
renaissance barcelona fi ra
hard rock hotel palm springs
ace los angeles
omni nashville hotel
regent phuket cape panwa
only you hotel & lounge
hyatt atlanta midtown
the royal snail
row nyc
st. cecilia
sophie’s at saks fi fth avenue
herringbone los angeles
old crow smokehouse
ad index
ad index
back space
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Hospitality Design - May 2014