'Record breaking numbers' for Trump Hotel D.C.'s room service this week

Amidst insurrection, in-room dining crushed it

In the latest example of the Trump Organization and Trump Administration’s synergy, the president’s D.C. hotel’s in-room dining team enjoyed “record breaking numbers” this week as his political supporters flocked to D.C. where they attempted a coup on his behalf.

With the Trump Hotel D.C.’s lowest available room rate for Jan. 6 hitting $8,000 a night (it later fell to the still high $5,500), it stands to reason President Donald J. Trump’s Pennsylvania Avenue hotel had a good week financially. (A bowl of cereal ordered through room service costs 15 bucks.)

Early Thursday evening, the Trump Hotel D.C.’s managing director, Mickael Damelincourt took to Twitter to promote the president’s business’s “#success.” Damelincourt also blurred out the TVs above the hotel’s bar in the background, possibly because they were airing coverage of the riot his boss incited.


Notable sightings

A glimpse of the foreign officials, government employees, politicians, lobbyists, and the like who patronize or appear at Trump businesses. Most people shown here have reasons to want to influence the Trump administration, rely on its good graces for their livelihoods, or should be providing oversight. Additionally, high-profile guests serve as draws for paying customers.

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) wasted no time in returning to the president’s D.C. hotel.

D.C.’s finest posed with Donald Trump Jr. outside his hotel on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Eric Trump celebrated his birthday at the Trump Hotel D.C. and later tried to subvert democracy.

From a room at the Trump hotel D.C. (note the drapes), The MyPillow Guy shared his incorrect theories about election fraud with Newsmax.

Thirty minutes before D.C. Police said it was investigating a stabbing at 12th St NW and Pennsylvania Ave NW, a photo posted to Instagram from the Trump Hotel D.C. appeared to show the crime scene. (The victim was a man who was taken to the hospital reported NBC News Washington.)


Other Trump Organization news


Reference section

Links to rundowns of developments in the House’s investigations and lawsuits, reference sheets for some of 1100 Pennsylvania’s previous reporting, and articles that provide the background on why all of this matters. The date published or last updated is in parentheses.

Trackers

Notable hotel customers

Summaries

  • Stay to play: Inside the sordid history of Trump’s D.C. hotel—And why the president’s prized property could be headed for a reckoning” by your correspondent for Mother Jones (September 2020)

  • Power tripping in the swamp: How Trump’s D.C. hotel swallowed Washington
    The MAGA social scene is a movable feast, but its dark heart resides within the Old Post Office Building, where the Trump Org operates under a mercenary charter” by your correspondent for Vanity Fair (October 2019)

  • Inside the world’s most controversial hotel: The hotel that was expected to take its place among the crown jewels of D.C.’s travel scene has become a magnet for protestors, a West Wing Annex, and—possibly—the center of a constitutional crisis.” by your correspondent for Condé Nast Traveler (May 2018)

Upcoming key dates

  • Sept. 23, 2019—House Judiciary Committee hearing “Presidential corruption: Emoluments and profiting off the presidency” (postponed, not yet rescheduled)

  • Dec. 9, 2020—Deadline for exchanging witness lists in the D.C. attorney general’s lawsuit alleging improperly spent nonprofit funds by the Trump Hotel D.C. and Trump’s inaugural committee.

  • Jan. 20, 2021—Donald Trump will no longer be the president.


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