President Donald Trump’s hotel-management company wants to expand its hotels across the United States in 26 major cities including Seattle, according to Bloomberg News.
“There are 26 major metropolitan areas in the U.S., and we’re in five,” Trump Hotels CEO Eric Danziger said after a panel discussion Tuesday at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit in Los Angeles. “I don’t see any reason that we couldn’t be in all of them eventually.”
Danziger, who joined Trump Hotels in August 2015, said that Trump Hotels is considering opening luxury properties in Dallas, Seattle, Denver and San Francisco.
Danziger did not provide a timeline for possible development.
According to Bloomberg News, Trump’s company manages eight namesake hotels in the U.S., some of which the Trump family owns.
President Donald Trump's hotel in Washington served as a hub of inaugural activities. It also stands as ground zero for what top Democrats and some ethics advisers see as his unique web of conflicts of interest.
Trump rejected the advice from some government ethics lawyers to sell his companies or put them in a blind trust, neither of which he is required by law to do.
Trump to give his eldest sons, Donald Jr. and Eric Trump full control of the multi-billion dollar business.
He also said he would hire new ethics adviser to review all domestic deals, and said the company will not enter into any new foreign transaction.
The president has said any profits that come from foreign government guests at the hotel would go to the U.S. Treasury.
CBS News reports Trump's status as president already appears to be mixing government and business, as Trump visited his own hotel for an unscheduled dinner on Wednesday and a luncheon Thursday.
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