From the Washington Post, we learned that Brioni will open a 200+ square foot shop in the Trump Hotel. Brioni, an Italian menswear store offering mens clothing, accessories, and shoes, has 7 retail boutiques in the United States. Founded in 1945 in Rome, Italy, the company has stores all over the world.
Moncler, the French-Italian apparel maker with headquarters in Milan, Italy, announced its presence at 913 Palmer Alley which sits at the corner of Palmer Alley and 9th Street NW in CityCenter. Per the Washington Business Journal, the clothing boutique is remodeling the 4,000+ square foot space that is on the other side of Palmer Alley from Dolcezza. This retail spot can be easily seen by pedestrians on 9th St NW.
Moncler is known for its puffy jackets with ribbed styling the likes of which are seen the fashion world over. They sell lines for men, women, and kids, and have retail boutiques in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
Ocean Prime, a seafood, steak, and cocktail lounge, will open in the former Ceiba space at the corner of 14th and G St NW in the Fall of 2016. Signage is up in the windows and the web page for the DC restaurant is already up on Ocean Prime’s website. Ceiba closed in September of 2014.
and before it was Ceiba, it was Red Sage, a restaurant that closed in 2006 but one we greatly enjoyed as a part of downtown DC’s dining resurgence.
We were fortunate to have a tour of the much buzzed about, in progress Trump Hotel (1100 Penn. Ave NW). Scheduled to open in mid-September, the property is going to be an exceptional example of how to develop historic buildings into a modern, luxury destination.
Room reservations are available starting September 12, 2016 with the lowest before tax price we saw coming in at $775 per night for a Deluxe Room (king bed, and city view – 357 to 513 square feet) and the highest at $29,000 per night for the Trump Townhouse (2 bedrooms each with king bed, dining room, study, living room, and oversized bathrooms – 6300 square feet). The most recent photo renderings can be seen here.
Special event spaces are plentiful including the Presidential Ballroom clocking in at 13,000+ square feet with a reception capacity of 1335 and a private entrance off 11th Street.
The clock tower is supposed to be made available for public access but we didn’t see any additional information on how that plan will be implemented. The US Park Service site only states that the building is undergoing renovation.
The Trump Hotel will certainly be a unique addition to the area’s hotel scene and we expect that it will activate that part of Pennsylvania Ave’s sidewalk both day and night.