Articles tagged “washington dc”

Trump’s White House Welcome Will Include $5 Million Lien on D.C. Hotel

Trump’s White House Welcome Will Include $5 Million Lien on D.C. Hotel

Andrew Harris, Bloomberg

One thing is certain -- Donald Trump is so far the commander-in-conflicts-of-interest-chief when it comes to his hospitality assets, and that runs counter to his "drain the swamp" message that helped get him elected.

1 week ago

Hotel and Airbnb Prices for Trump Inauguration See Big Jumps and Some Deals

Hotel and Airbnb Prices for Trump Inauguration See Big Jumps and Some Deals

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Prices now are certainly high, especially if you want to book a stay on Airbnb. Whether or not consumers pay an exorbitant rate to stay at someone else's apartment is another matter. Because as the president-elect's campaign song told us, you can't always get what you want.

4 weeks ago

U.S. Government Says Trump Must Divest Hotel in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Government Says Trump Must Divest Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Associated Press

Despite very clear language in the lease and the obvious conflict of interest, we'd be surprised if our new president-elect didn't cause a fuss here, wasting everyone's time and taxpayer dollars. If you're a Trump, that's what you do.

1 month ago

Lease for Trump Hotel in D.C. Says a President Trump Can’t Operate Hotel

Lease for Trump Hotel in D.C. Says a President Trump Can’t Operate Hotel

Caleb Melby and Ben Brody, Bloomberg

Any luxury hotel brand taking over the lease would definitely need to modify the hotel's design motif, which is more crooked oligarch than understated luxury. Pity they didn't go with a style more like Trump Soho.

2 months ago

Trump’s New Washington, D.C. Hotel Opens as if Nothing Else Is Happening

Trump’s New Washington, D.C. Hotel Opens as if Nothing Else Is Happening

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

We don't know who's going to win this election, but we do know the Trump brand name for hotels has suffered serious harm.

3 months ago

Washington, D.C. Broke Its Own Tourism Record in 2015

Washington, D.C. Broke Its Own Tourism Record in 2015

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press

In a year when people are still cautious about spending, a tourist attraction that boasts world-class attractions for free definitely has an edge.

9 months ago

Washington Tourism CEO Explains the Impact of D.C. Cool Campaign

Washington Tourism CEO Explains the Impact of D.C. Cool Campaign

Greg Oates, Skift

Destination DC's marketing campaign pivoted the city's identity toward a more diverse destination with cool places to go beyond museums, monuments and memorials.

1 year ago

Another Chef Turns His Back on New Trump Hotel Project

Another Chef Turns His Back on New Trump Hotel Project

Associated Press

First it was Jose Andres, now Zakarian. Politics can be bad for business, especially when the politics are bad.

2 years ago

Washington, D.C. Had a Record 18.3 Million Domestic Visitors in 2014

Washington, D.C. Had a Record 18.3 Million Domestic Visitors in 2014

Dan Peltier, Skift

Most U.S. cities are calling 2014 another record year for their tourism sectors and the international numbers, when released, will help complete the picture.

2 years ago

Washington D.C.’s Smithsonian Institute Has a New Building for Visitors

Washington D.C.’s Smithsonian Institute Has a New Building for Visitors

Brett Zongker, Associated Press

This is where the real history began in D.C. attractions, and it's good to see it open again.

2 years ago

Etihad Brings Its Fancy Dreamliner to Washington, D.C. for Open Skies Battle

Etihad Brings Its Fancy Dreamliner to Washington, D.C. for Open Skies Battle

Marisa Garcia, Skift

If the fastest way to the heart is through the stomach, Etihad is making a meal of its product differentiation and serving it hot to both investors in New York and lobbyists in the Nation's capital--complete with a lovely garnish.

2 years ago

Marijuana Freedom Coming to D.C., But Not at Founding Fathers’ Monuments

Marijuana Freedom Coming to D.C., But Not at Founding Fathers’ Monuments

Ali Elkin, Bloomberg

As more destinations ease regulations on pot smoking, tourists must be careful to read the fine print to make sure their vacation doesn't turn into a trip behind bars.

2 years ago