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Thu Oct 13, 2016, 12:57 PM

 

Trumpers! The Donald needs your help!

His brand is in big trouble. Book a hotel room now. Go to Scotland on vacation and golf at one of his courses. He needs your $$$! Help poor Donny now.

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Those warnings look increasingly prophetic. While the break-even rate on the hotel rooms is more than $750 a night, by some estimates last weekend rooms could be had for under $500 per night — at a time when rival hotels were sold out weeks ahead of time. In his bid to win the lease, Trump promised to offer luxurious suites to lure business execs and diplomats, but many of the international elite appear to be avoiding it.

Last weekend bankers and dignitaries from around the world descended on Washington for the annual World Bank–IMF meetings. But just a few days before the conference, rooms were not only still available at Trump International, they were heavily discounted. On October 2, a deluxe room, with a rack rate of $805, could be had for as low $445 a night on Hotels.com. All other five-star D.C. downtown hotels were sold out. By Wednesday, October 5, weekend stays in the deluxe rooms were marked down to $404 per night on Trump International’s own website. The more luxurious 500-square-foot executive rooms, with a city view and marble bath, were only $484. By comparison, at the Waldorf-Astoria in Georgetown, the only available rooms were $1,139 per night, according to Hotels.com.

For a five-star hotel in downtown Washington to have vacancies during major IMF meetings is a little like having empty rooms when the Super Bowl is in town. “The reason why there were vacancies is the political atmosphere. People don’t want to go there for fear that they would be asked, ‘Why are you staying here?’” says Ada Pena, a travel agent with ABA Travel in Washington, D.C.

The explosive tape of Trump boasting of sexually assaulting women will only “aggravate that feeling, especially when there are other options,” she says.

The hotel not only has a prime location and swank interiors, it boasts a branded Ivanka Trump spa, and tourist attractions related the building’s old function as a post office. But none of that seems to be attracting guests.
“You don’t see taxis stopping by like they do at the Marriott or the Willard, which are nearby,” says Pena, who works in the area. “It’s dark. There is no feeling of hospitality.” Locals aren’t eating at the restaurant for lunch either, she says.

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http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/10/trumps-d-c-hotel-shows-as-poll-sink-so-does-his-brand.html

http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trumps-massive-empire-is-in-peril-see-everything-thats-at-stake-2016-10/#residential-properties-1

Trump's Scottish golf courses post more losses

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-golf-idUSKCN12D26N

Save your pennies, Trumpies, and plan your Trumpy vacation now.

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Response to phaw (Original post)

Thu Oct 13, 2016, 01:00 PM

1. His brilliant business acumen strikes again.

Maybe he can turn the golf course into a resort...a place for post-Brexit continental Euros to engage in nostalgia.

HaggisWorld anyone?

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Thu Oct 13, 2016, 01:01 PM

2. Bankers & dignitaries meeting? Will we get a copy of HRC's speech?

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Thu Oct 13, 2016, 01:07 PM

3. Trump's problem in Scotland may be that people know he's associated with a course

He is generally seen as a talking anus, and a lot of people would boycott a course just because of him - there are plenty of others, after all. He'd have been better off hiding his ownership through shell companies.

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Response to phaw (Original post)

Thu Oct 13, 2016, 01:12 PM

4. And if he goes under again...

will his partners, investors, and bankers take the losses while he dances off? It's been his play after that time he was stupid enough to put personal guarantees up.

I see a day when the Trump brand becomes worthless, perhaps even poison, and all those golden Trump signs get torn down and sold for scrap.



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