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.
National Police Week begins tonight with the candlelight vigil taking place on the National Mall between 4th and 7th Streets NW. Local denizens are likely to see police walking the neighborhood with black striped shields in remembrance of fallen officers. If you haven’t been to the vigil, it is free and open to all. It is a striking event that we recommend witnessing at least once. Other events take place through Monday, May 16.
“She Who Must Be Obeyed” is by the sculptor Tony Smith and was commissioned by the GSA under the Art in Architecture Program in 1974. It’s on D Street, NW between 3rd and 4th Streets. We encourage checking it out!
By e-mail we were notified of the May Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association breakfast meeting. It will be on Wednesday, May 11 at Asia Nine (915 E St NW).
This meeting will be on the potential for redeveloping the FBI building site on Pennsylvania Ave NW. The NCPC held a public meeting on April 26 offering the following presentation [PDF].
There is no cost to attend. Please indicate if you heard of this meeting from Penn Quarter Living:
Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association Breakfast Meeting
Wednesday, May 11, 8:30 am
915 E Street, NW
Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown, exit 9th and G St NW (Gallery exit)
Continental Breakfast: 8:30 am – 8:55 am
Brief Announcements: 9 am
Speaker begins after Announcements
In anticipation of the redevelopment of the FBI Building site, the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) will be preparing guidelines that the developer must adhere to in his/her proposal for developing the site. We will hear about what the Square Guidelines will likely address and how specific they should or could be. Think about what you would like to see in the Square Guidelines, as NCPC is seeking public input on what they should include and how specific they should be.
RSVP via email by noon Monday, May 9 to Jo-Ann@PennQuarter.org
Include the first and last names of all those attending and their affiliations.