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The Trump International Hotel, established in a nineteenth century neo-novel style building, will close its doors in Washington.

  Donald Trump vend son hôtel à Washington © Reuters / Erin Scott / File Photo

A round of twelve floors, within a few comforters of the White House: Donald Trump is preparing to give up his Washington hotel, where formerly grouped lobbyists, donors and foreign governments, all loans to spend a lot in the hope of gaining a little influence with the president.

The Trump International Hotel, established in a nineteenth century building of neo-novel style, will close its doors. Built in the 1890s, the 12-storey building, an old post office, is the third highest of the US capital.

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condemned several times to demolition, the building was saved in 2011 when Donald Trump is committed to investing $ 200 million in renovation. The hotel opened in the fall of 2016, a few months before Donald Trump does not enter the White House.

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a huge skylight illuminates the bar where are sipping wine glasses at $ 140 served in Hungarian crystal, before one night in the Franklin Suite, $ 12,000, breakfast included .

"This is a very proud place," said Sean Spicer, Donald Trump's spokesman at his first press conference at the White House, in January 2017. "I think it is representative of the type of administration that he will lead ".

During his presidency, 150 officials from 77 foreign countries went to the properties of Republican billionaire

by accessing the presidency, Donald Trump entrusted the control of his Empire real estate to his two seniors sons, promising not to interfere with the activity of its properties. In fact, it promoted it at every possible opportunity and the Trump International Hotel has retained from its influence. During his presidency, 150 leaders of 77 foreign countries went to the properties of Republican billionaire, according to the Crew Anti-Corruption NGO.

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US political groups spent a total of $ 3 million to arrange about forty events in the Hotel de Pennsylvania Avenue.

and according to the NGO, groups of influence as the American Petroleum Institute has repeatedly organized events in the hotel after meetings at the White House. And many have achieved advantageous political benefits.

ELU on the promise to "Cure the Marigot" of Washington, "Donald Trump should never have been allowed to keep his hotel", denounces the president of Crew, Noah Bookbinder.

Asked about mixing his presidential prerogatives with the promotion of his sprawling real estate empire, Donald Trump defended in 2016: "The right is completely on my side, the presidents can not have any conflict of interest".

A very low occupancy rate

The survival of the Trump International Hotel has been short-lived. A parliamentary inquiry revealed that the hotel had lost more than $ 70 million under the Trump Presidency, considering that it had "grossly exaggerated" its profits. The Trump Organization has described the report of "intentionally misleading, irresponsible and false unequivocally" and called it as "political harassment".

The group did not respond to the stresses of AFP. But several US media have reported a very low occupancy rate, particularly because of the pandemic.

The Trump Organization then sold the lease of the building for an amount announced $ 375 million to an investment fund, which plans to reopen the hotel in the first months of 2022 under the name Waldorf Astoria.

It did not appease the critics. "Selling it now, while it is no longer in power, that the footstees have fallen," the president of Crew, "it's too little, too late".

A new hotel with a private garden has just opened in Montmartre .
© Benoit Linero after inaugurated George in the Champs-Elysees district and The Hotel de la Ponche in Saint-Tropez, the group Addresses Hotels puts the course on Montmartre. Located Rue Aristide Brunt, between the walls of an old private house dating from the nineteenth century, it is the interior architect Marion Collard who imagined the decor. The Hotel Mr Aristide in Paris © Provided by Vogue The Hotel Mr. Aristide in Paris The Hotel Mr.

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