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6 days ago  
Don't worry, it's going to be really busy around March 4.
 
5 days ago  
Asked about the hotel's current occupancy and revenue numbers, Eric Trump, who runs day-to-day operations of the family real estate empire, praised the hotel in a statement without providing any specific figures.

I figured Trump would have taken back his big stack of papers the second he left office. He's really letting his idiot kids run things?
 
5 days ago  
"Where is everyone?" one of the men asked.

Well they weren't there for the décor.
 
5 days ago  
Now hold on just a cotton picking minute. You mean to tell me that the Trump hotel was only busy to line the president's wallet and to curry his favor? You must be joking. There's no way someone would be brazen enough to do something akin to bribery so openly as a government leader. I mean, they would end up facing consequences for something like that, right?
 
5 days ago  
The stank can't be washed away
 
5 days ago  

Shaggy_C: Asked about the hotel's current occupancy and revenue numbers, Eric Trump, who runs day-to-day operations of the family real estate empire, praised the hotel in a statement without providing any specific figures.

I figured Trump would have taken back his big stack of papers the second he left office. He's really letting his idiot kids run things?


He's too busy insurrecting to be businessing.
 
5 days ago  

Spectrum: Don't worry, it's going to be really busy around March 4.


oh lawd, and TFA notes that the "regular" prices of 500/night will be up to 1300/night for Mar.4 -

"The Trump Organization did not respond to multiple inquiries about whether the price surge was related to QAnon's March 4 conspiracy."

uh-huh.

Archie Goodwin: "Where is everyone?" one of the men asked.


that was rather mindboggling, T-entire-FA was about people asking, "but where is everyone???"
ummm... we're in a plague-era you morans, and yet still these jackwagons are worried that there aren't throngs of plague-rat MAGAts surrounding them?
 
5 days ago  
Well, there's no bribe money to be marketed anymore, so...
 
5 days ago  
When the grift doesn't pay people don't stay
 
5 days ago  
I rarely hang around in the lobby when I'm staying at a hotel- even during extended stays. Why would anyone choose to loiter in any hotel lobby at any time, let alone during a global pandemic?

Want to make an educated guess at how many people are at a given hotel? Count the cars in the hotel parking lot at around 8 PM. Compare that to the number of cars still in the lot at noon the next day. The difference is probably about half of the patrons staying at the hotel that night. If the hotel is near an major airport, add 40%.

Or, you could just make up a load of nonsense about how an empty hotel lobby means no one is staying there. Gotta give the editor something before the deadline. Journalistic, infotainment-like news products at their best. Pulitzer material. Really. No, I was not 'rolling my eyes'. I thought I saw a fly- or maybe a murder hornet- buzzing by.
 
5 days ago  

Shaggy_C: Asked about the hotel's current occupancy and revenue numbers, Eric Trump, who runs day-to-day operations of the family real estate empire, praised the hotel in a statement without providing any specific figures.

I figured Trump would have taken back his big stack of papers the second he left office. He's really letting his idiot kids run things?


This way the failure isn't on his hands, it's his kids' crappy handling of things that are causing all the problems
 
5 days ago  

tintar: that was rather mindboggling, T-entire-FA was about people asking, "but where is everyone???"
ummm... we're in a plague-era you morans, and yet still these jackwagons are worried that there aren't throngs of plague-rat MAGAts surrounding them?


My hotel got shockingly busy over the Valentine's Day weekend.. like 'we're running out of rooms, stop booking more, Expedia!'
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

Wenchmaster: I rarely hang around in the lobby when I'm staying at a hotel- even during extended stays. Why would anyone choose to loiter in any hotel lobby at any time, let alone during a global pandemic?

Want to make an educated guess at how many people are at a given hotel? Count the cars in the hotel parking lot at around 8 PM. Compare that to the number of cars still in the lot at noon the next day. The difference is probably about half of the patrons staying at the hotel that night. If the hotel is near an major airport, add 40%.

Or, you could just make up a load of nonsense about how an empty hotel lobby means no one is staying there. Gotta give the editor something before the deadline. Journalistic, infotainment-like news products at their best. Pulitzer material. Really. No, I was not 'rolling my eyes'. I thought I saw a fly- or maybe a murder hornet- buzzing by.


Yeah, but you're there because it's a place to stay.  I was the same.  These people are there to be seen.Different dynamic.  For them it's not so much a place of lodging, but a power scene.  They don't get their money's worth by hiding away in their rooms.
 
5 days ago  
It was an obvious payoff and money laundering spot from the start with it's triple-over-average rates and foreign dignitaries just happening to stay there when they wanted something from Trump, of course that was going to stop when he couldn't put out anymore.
 
5 days ago  

Wenchmaster: I rarely hang around in the lobby when I'm staying at a hotel- even during extended stays. Why would anyone choose to loiter in any hotel lobby at any time, let alone during a global pandemic?

Want to make an educated guess at how many people are at a given hotel? Count the cars in the hotel parking lot at around 8 PM. Compare that to the number of cars still in the lot at noon the next day. The difference is probably about half of the patrons staying at the hotel that night. If the hotel is near an major airport, add 40%.

Or, you could just make up a load of nonsense about how an empty hotel lobby means no one is staying there. Gotta give the editor something before the deadline. Journalistic, infotainment-like news products at their best. Pulitzer material. Really. No, I was not 'rolling my eyes'. I thought I saw a fly- or maybe a murder hornet- buzzing by.


You're not overly familiar with the Trump hotel and what went on there for the last 4 years, are you?.  This isn't the Microtel by the airport with an Olive Garden across the street.
 
5 days ago  
Fawlty Towers is probably the more appropriate name.  If your lucky you may even see the owner doing impressions.
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5 days ago  

Wenchmaster: I rarely hang around in the lobby when I'm staying at a hotel- even during extended stays. Why would anyone choose to loiter in any hotel lobby at any time, let alone during a global pandemic?

Want to make an educated guess at how many people are at a given hotel? Count the cars in the hotel parking lot at around 8 PM. Compare that to the number of cars still in the lot at noon the next day. The difference is probably about half of the patrons staying at the hotel that night. If the hotel is near an major airport, add 40%.

Or, you could just make up a load of nonsense about how an empty hotel lobby means no one is staying there.


Or you could interview guests, staff, and the former Executive Chef of the steak restaurant in the hotel, all of who confirm that business has dropped off dramatically since the place is no longer useful as a public dropbox for bribing the President of the United States.
 
5 days ago  

Alphax: tintar: that was rather mindboggling, T-entire-FA was about people asking, "but where is everyone???"
ummm... we're in a plague-era you morans, and yet still these jackwagons are worried that there aren't throngs of plague-rat MAGAts surrounding them?

My hotel got shockingly busy over the Valentine's Day weekend.. like 'we're running out of rooms, stop booking more, Expedia!'


(just to be clear, I wasn't saying that in regards to the staff asking, 'cos that part is 100% understandable (and which TFA did also mention, I think) - I only meant the guests themselves asking that, it's like who the hell cares, you have an entire farking hotel all to yourself! morans.)

my ex-wife manages 3 of her family's motels down Wildwood / Jersey Shore, but at least they are already used to winter being off-season - they're shuttered and just use the time to make repairs/upgrades/etc.

I did have a rollicking good time with her in AC, bidding on furniture/fixtures/etc. from the failed Trump** Taj Mahal fire-sale lololol! we rented a 26' U-Haul and made a great day of it.
 
5 days ago  
Shawn Matijevich, the former executive chef at the hotel's steak restaurant,

Poor guy. It must have killed him to cook so many well done steaks. Ugh.
 
5 days ago  

ScrimBoy: Fawlty Towers is probably the more appropriate name.  If your lucky you may even see the owner doing impressions.
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"Don't mention the RICO violations. I think I mentioned one but got away with it."
 
5 days ago  
and while, even pre-plague-era, you would never catch me dead lounging in a hotel lobby, hotel bars can be... interesting. it's always worth it to give them at least one chance. very hit or miss, but some of the most skilled bartenders I've ever met have been at random hotel bars. and fellow-alcamaholics 2 stools down from you can be fun.

counterpoint: airport bars. more miss than hit. I mean, I still want the booze inside of me regardless, because stress of TSA/airplane-cattle etc., but some of these clowns are just... clowns. "I'm not familiar with... old fashioned ... or a manhattan ... mai-tai, what's that? ... hurricane, zombie, are you sure those are even actual drinks?" - I mean, are you messing with me just to pimp whatever nonsense your owners have on today's menu-blurb, or are you really that ignorant?
 
5 days ago  
This, of course, explains why Trumplethinskin was downplaying COVID and bullying states into opening back up. Greed.
 
5 days ago  

vernonFL: Shawn Matijevich, the former executive chef at the hotel's steak restaurant,

Poor guy. It must have killed him to cook so many well done steaks. Ugh.


I prefer to think the actual-chef pawned it off on some poor undertrained garçon de cuisine, knowing they couldn't cook a steak to save their own life - so... *chefs-kiss* perfect!
 
5 days ago  
Could be worse. Creepy Joe invites foreign dignitaries to spend the night at his place.


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"I told you already Josef, Nein means Nein!"
 
5 days ago  
"I mean, we were very busy," Shawn Matijevich, the former executive chef at the hotel's steak restaurant, explained to CNN. "With so many every day, you know it almost got overwhelming at times -- how many VIP's and members of our government that you know are making headlines are all together in the same place."

This is what grift looks like.
 
5 days ago  

Mouren: It was an obvious payoff and money laundering spot from the start with it's triple-over-average rates and foreign dignitaries just happening to stay there when they wanted something from Trump, of course that was going to stop when he couldn't put out anymore.


THIS.

An obvious point the article fails to make.
 
5 days ago  
People aren't staying at the hotel owned by a wannabe dictator? Awww.

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/yes, i'm an old.
//hope he loses everything when he is indicted, charged, and sentenced.
///got nothin' for the third.
 
5 days ago  
One hotel staffer told CNN this month, "Since the coronavirus we weren't doing so bad until I'd say probably a month ago. It really, like, slowed down."

🤔🤔🤔
 
5 days ago  
"how many VIP's and members of our government that you know are making headlines are all together in the same place"

See that's the problem.  They think "Making headlines = work". Trump most likely did 1/10th the work that Zachary Taylor did.
 
5 days ago  
Just a reminder that republicans guilted President Carter into selling his family farm.
 
5 days ago  
It makes me happy that the Q rubes can't afford to stay at any of the Trump properties.

Nor would they be welcomed if they scraped together the cash.
 
5 days ago  
Way back when I stayed at a Trump hotel on a whim with frequent flier miles. It was a very weird stay. It was pleasant in a way, but everything was extremely superficial in that you could see everything was seemingly "high class" but then you would look more closely and the furniture was all like from Bombay Company. The shower door didn't link up correctly and leaked water all over.

The halls were fragrant with a scent that was nice until you realized it was pumped in by fragrance spreaders in the hall corners.

The swimming pool was simply put weird. It was as it was designed by someone who had never swam in a pool.

The food at the restaurant was the worst I've had at a hotel. Just plain horrible. And expensive. all in all I would give the whole experience a 2 out of 10. When he ran for President I thought "crap that guy can't run a hotel..."
 
5 days ago  

Wenchmaster: I rarely hang around in the lobby when I'm staying at a hotel- even during extended stays. Why would anyone choose to loiter in any hotel lobby at any time, let alone during a global pandemic?

Want to make an educated guess at how many people are at a given hotel? Count the cars in the hotel parking lot at around 8 PM. Compare that to the number of cars still in the lot at noon the next day. The difference is probably about half of the patrons staying at the hotel that night. If the hotel is near an major airport, add 40%.

Or, you could just make up a load of nonsense about how an empty hotel lobby means no one is staying there. Gotta give the editor something before the deadline. Journalistic, infotainment-like news products at their best. Pulitzer material. Really. No, I was not 'rolling my eyes'. I thought I saw a fly- or maybe a murder hornet- buzzing by.


Depends on the hotel- I haven't been to the Washington Trump hotel, so I'm just going from what I've seen in pictures, but it looks like what a lot of larger hotels are doing with their lobbies these days. Specifically, turning them into an extension of the restaurant and bar, instead of just being a connection between the door, front desk, and elevator. If you want a drink or some food, but don't want to leave the hotel, you're now in the lobby instead of some box in a back corner.

So, the comment about nobody being around may be really telling if there really are no guests staying and having a drink at the lobby watering hole.
 
5 days ago  

namegoeshere: It makes me happy that the Q rubes can't afford to stay at any of the Trump properties.

Nor would they be welcomed if they scraped together the cash.


I still have to wonder if the Mercers-or-whoever are still funding such a nonsensery. altho' it's one thing for them to charter a bus full of tacticool Gravy Meal Team into DC, but just how many fat incels can you fit in a Trump** Tower property room per night?

/I call bathtub
 
5 days ago  

vernonFL: Shawn Matijevich, the former executive chef at the hotel's steak restaurant,

Poor guy. It must have killed him to cook so many well done steaks. Ugh.


Oh, you have no idea how bad it was.
 
5 days ago  
I thought fark didn't allow links to pornography. I'm raw over here.
 
5 days ago  
tintar:
I still have to wonder if the Mercers-or-whoever are still funding such a nonsensery. altho' it's one thing for them to charter a bus full of tacticool Gravy Meal Team into DC, but just how many fat incels can you fit in a Trump** Tower property room per night?

/I call bathtub


I see you've played "how much liquor can I finish in one night" in a hotel before. Smart call!
 
5 days ago  

freakay: Way back when I stayed at a Trump hotel on a whim with frequent flier miles. It was a very weird stay. It was pleasant in a way, but everything was extremely superficial in that you could see everything was seemingly "high class" but then you would look more closely and the furniture was all like from Bombay Company. The shower door didn't link up correctly and leaked water all over.

The halls were fragrant with a scent that was nice until you realized it was pumped in by fragrance spreaders in the hall corners.

The swimming pool was simply put weird. It was as it was designed by someone who had never swam in a pool.

The food at the restaurant was the worst I've had at a hotel. Just plain horrible. And expensive. all in all I would give the whole experience a 2 out of 10. When he ran for President I thought "crap that guy can't run a hotel..."


saving your words verbatim, because this sounds exactly what I have ever imagined about such a place.

g-d, I have stayed at hostelries all across the planet, and I'd rather take one of those playa $10/night non-A/C non-hot-water places on Venezuela Isla de Margarita, what comes with 10c cerveza and a wandering monkey and a chilly unheated pool, than the above-described. (tbh I wish I could live there... my spanish and portogese ent too turribly bad...)

/pro-tip: if you are driving in Venezuela and not-visibly-drinking a beer, approaching drivers will get mildly upset and mock you
 
5 days ago  

rolladuck: tintar:
I still have to wonder if the Mercers-or-whoever are still funding such a nonsensery. altho' it's one thing for them to charter a bus full of tacticool Gravy Meal Team into DC, but just how many fat incels can you fit in a Trump** Tower property room per night?

/I call bathtub

I see you've played "how much liquor can I finish in one night" in a hotel before. Smart call!


it is the only correct choice!
 
5 days ago  

tintar: freakay: Way back when I stayed at a Trump hotel on a whim with frequent flier miles. It was a very weird stay. It was pleasant in a way, but everything was extremely superficial in that you could see everything was seemingly "high class" but then you would look more closely and the furniture was all like from Bombay Company. The shower door didn't link up correctly and leaked water all over.

The halls were fragrant with a scent that was nice until you realized it was pumped in by fragrance spreaders in the hall corners.

The swimming pool was simply put weird. It was as it was designed by someone who had never swam in a pool.

The food at the restaurant was the worst I've had at a hotel. Just plain horrible. And expensive. all in all I would give the whole experience a 2 out of 10. When he ran for President I thought "crap that guy can't run a hotel..."

saving your words verbatim, because this sounds exactly what I have ever imagined about such a place.

g-d, I have stayed at hostelries all across the planet, and I'd rather take one of those playa $10/night non-A/C non-hot-water places on Venezuela Isla de Margarita, what comes with 10c cerveza and a wandering monkey and a chilly unheated pool, than the above-described. (tbh I wish I could live there... my spanish and portogese ent too turribly bad...)

/pro-tip: if you are driving in Venezuela and not-visibly-drinking a beer, approaching drivers will get mildly upset and mock you


Yup. That's it. It was as if it had absolutely no personality whatsoever, designed by someone who thought they knew what "high class" was. The photo with him, Melania and Barron riding the stuffed animal sums it up really.

You could imagine him saying "walk down this hall...I picked the colors you know...and that smell...I liked that smell so I said put it all over."  And then someone told him they should have a pool and he said "well ok but pools are for losers. Don't make it fancy. No windows."
 
5 days ago  

msrbley: Wenchmaster: I rarely hang around in the lobby when I'm staying at a hotel- even during extended stays. Why would anyone choose to loiter in any hotel lobby at any time, let alone during a global pandemic?

Want to make an educated guess at how many people are at a given hotel? Count the cars in the hotel parking lot at around 8 PM. Compare that to the number of cars still in the lot at noon the next day. The difference is probably about half of the patrons staying at the hotel that night. If the hotel is near an major airport, add 40%.

Or, you could just make up a load of nonsense about how an empty hotel lobby means no one is staying there. Gotta give the editor something before the deadline. Journalistic, infotainment-like news products at their best. Pulitzer material. Really. No, I was not 'rolling my eyes'. I thought I saw a fly- or maybe a murder hornet- buzzing by.

You're not overly familiar with the Trump hotel and what went on there for the last 4 years, are you?.  This isn't the Microtel by the airport with an Olive Garden across the street.


The whores over at the Microtel usually aren't Russian assets.
 
5 days ago  
"It's normal during this time of year to have this kind of slow down, but because of everything going on, it kind of really had -- a different time."

So, even the hotel staff are forbidden from saying that the trump is no longer president?  Pathetic.

It's just common sense.  The hotel was popular in part due to whose name was on the building.  When that person tried to overthrow the government and left in disgrace, it's gonna effect sales.  I mean, Gordon Ramsey's restaurants are very popular, but if it was revealed that he is incredible rude and abusive to his kitchen staff, I bet that popularity would plummet overnight, right?
 
5 days ago  
The No-Tell Motel.
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5 days ago  

ScrimBoy: Fawlty Towers is probably the more appropriate name.  If your lucky you may even see the owner doing impressions.
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Dont mention the War
 
5 days ago  
Really seems like solid evidence for another area hotel to sue for damages caused by bribery and corruption.
 
5 days ago  
In 2017 a Japanese diplomat said that, if you wanted to ingratiate yourself to the President, why WOULDN'T you stay at his hotel.

Although, if you're going to ask staffers, why would they do anything besides shrug their shoulders? Are you expecting them to say, "Of course we're slow. The main reason to come here is either because you love Trump or because you want to suck up to him, but since he's no longer President and, outside a small number of people, nobody who'd stay here actually likes him, why put money into his pocket at this gaudy, overpriced hotel?"
 
5 days ago  
What would be the point of staying there if you can't use your presence to buy influence?

/Yes, this is why the Constitution has an emoluments clause
//Yes, this is why he should have been impeached in January 2017
///Yes, these are slashies
 
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