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Inside the $200 million, presidential-themed hotel Donald Trump just opened a mile away from the White House

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October 26 marked the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the latest hotel in Donald Trump's empire: the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. The hotel is located inside the Old Post Office Pavilion, which dates back to 1899 and required $200 million in renovations.

Although the Boston Globe has reported that Trump hotel reservations are down nearly 60% compared to this time last year, the DC location stayed on track to open ahead of schedule— however, it wasn't without a few hiccups. A group of protesters gathered outside during the grand opening Wednesday, as well as during the soft opening in September. Earlier this year, celebrity chefs José Andrés and Geoffrey Zakarian both backed out of their agreement to oversee restaurants inside the hotel, citing the GOP presidential nominee's inflammatory comments on immigration.

In honor of the grand opening, let's take a look inside the hotel, which makes plenty of design references to the presidency. 

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The hotel is located near the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 12th Street, just a short 15-minute walk to The White House North Lawn.

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Crystal chandeliers hang in the lobby. The hotel's ballroom — the largest in Washington, DC — was named the "Presidential Ballroom."



An old mail chute remains, a nod to the building's past as a busy post office.



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