Trump Hotel Las Vegas

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Trump Hotel Las Vegas
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General information
Status Complete
Construction started 2006
Completed 2008
Height
Antenna spire 620 ft (190 m)
Technical details
Floor count 64

The Trump Hotel Las Vegas is a 64-story luxury hotel, condominium, and timeshare located on Fashion Show Drive near Las Vegas Boulevard, just off the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, named for famed real estate developer Donald Trump. It is located across the street from Wynn Las Vegas on 3.46 acres (14,000 m2), near the Fashion Show Mall, and features both non-residential hotel condominiums and residential condominiums. The exterior windows are gilded with 24-carat gold.[1] The hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

Tower 1 opened on March 31, 2008. The hotel features restaurants DJT, named after the developer, as well as a poolside restaurant, H2(eau).[1] It has been announced that Donald Trump, due to the overwhelming seller's response from his first tower, intends to build a second, identical tower next to the first tower.[citation needed] It is Las Vegas's tallest residential building at 620 feet (190 m).[2] In September 2012, the Trump Organization announced that it sold roughly 300 condominium units in Trump International Hotel Las Vegas to Hilton Worldwide's timeshare division, Hilton Grand Vacations.[1]

History[edit]

The project was announced in 2004 as a joint project between Donald J. Trump, Phil Ruffin, and Jack Wishna. The project was designed by Bergman, Walls & Associates and built by Perini Building Company.[3]

Prior to construction, Trump built a sales center for his tower on Las Vegas Boulevard. The temporary sales center cost nearly $3 million.[citation needed]

Clash of egos[edit]

It was rumored that by building his tower several feet higher than Las Vegas's current tallest fully habitable building, Steve Wynn's Wynn Las Vegas resort located only a block east, Donald Trump showed some kind of rivalry between the two developers. Trump has insisted that it wasn't the case and even invited Wynn (who did come) to the private groundbreaking ceremony for the tower.[citation needed]

That said, Trump did show some signs of egoism, especially when his ex, Ivana Trump, proposed building a 73 story condo tower a few blocks north on the Las Vegas Strip. Trump stated that "the location is bad, it will never sell." The Ivana Tower project was canceled around the end of 2005.

When told that the Stratosphere Tower, the tallest free standing structure in Las Vegas, would still be nearly twice as tall as Trump's building, he simply replied "That's not a building."[4]

Construction[edit]

Trump Hotel Las Vegas opened on March 31, 2008.

DJT Restaurant[edit]

The DJT restaurant has received one Michelin Star.

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Coordinates: 36°07′46″N 115°10′22″W / 36.129504°N 115.172703°W / 36.129504; -115.172703