[Renderings courtesy of the Trump Organization]
This morning, four members of the Trump family, four members of Congress, the vast majority of the D.C. City Council and the rest of the interested city gathered in the Old Post Office for the lease signing ceremony for the Trump Hotel and also to catch the first glimpse of the luxury hotel's renderings. It certainly doesn't disappoint in terms of grandeur and as Ivanka Trump said "We didn't cut corners." Donald Trump spoke of restoring the atrium to its initial glory and displayed a rendering that showcased the light coming in through the glass ceiling. Another rendering showcased a canopy protruding from the 11th Street entranceway and a "jewel box" entrance that emits a glow at night due to having marble in the construction. Everything from the smaller ballrooms to the bedrooms have jewel tones with gold and silver chandeliers and even the bathrooms have fancy wooden features. Although there are currently no renderings for the two presidential suites, know this: the bathrooms will have private sauans and the windows will be bulletproof. Also, no room's ceilings will be less than 12 feet high. Although construction won't start until Spring 2014 (with plans for completion in late 2015), Donald Trump spoke at today's press conference of doing some initial work, like finding paint for the windows, more immediately. Stay tuned to Curbed DC for more details.