Regardless of whether you love him or hate him, it’s undeniable that Donald Trump’s brand has begun to plummet amidst the many controversies that have occurred during this recent presidential season. In a recent article by The New York Magazine, it was revealed that the prices for the rooms in Washington, D.C.’s Trump International Hotel have descended by hundreds of dollars.
For rooms that regularly price at $750 per night, there were estimates last weekend that had those same rooms under $500 per night. One deluxe room with a rate of $805 per night was available for almost half that price, at $404 per night. The executive rooms were also priced at $484.
Despite the lowered prices, business execs and diplomats seem to be avoiding the hotel. In an interview with The New York Magazine, Ada Pena, a D.C.-based travel agent with ABA Travel, said, "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?’ ... Overall, his brand is hurting."
The Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. features 263 rooms, 35 suites, and a 13,2000-square-foot, three-room Presidential Ballroom. Amenities include the branded Ivanka Trump spa and two restaurants. The most expensive suite, the Trump Townhouse, costs $20,000 per night, while the Presidential Suite costs $15,000 per night.