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Trump opens glitzy hotel blocks from the White House

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>> If Donald Trump continues to fight his way into the White House, in one sense he's all ready arrived on Pennsylvania Avenue. Trump's newly renovated luxury hotel in the historic and government-owned Old Post Office Pavilion, just five blocks from the Obama's, enjoying a soft launch Monday, after a two year, $200 million renovation.
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Trump monday even taking a moment off the campaign trail to visit his property and tweet a photo with the staff. The hotel, which sits along the inauguration route, reportedly finishing ahead of schedule. But like anything Trump related, the hotel's development was not without controversy, Reuters' Ian Simpson.>> There's been plenty of headlines that had come out about this hotel.
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They include the comments were that Trump may, at the start of his campaign, accusing Mexico of sending criminals to the United States. At that time, the two celebrity chefs who were opening restaurants in the hotel, pulled out in protest. And now, Trump has sued them so it's going through the courts.
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It's been completely mixed up with politics in the last year or so.>> On Monday about a dozen protesters opposing Trump's presidential bid gathered as the first guests were checked in. And while Trump says he represents average Americans, his rooms are not exactly going for blue collar prices.
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On the hotel's website, the stay can cost you $625 for a typical room, or $10,000 for its Presidential Suite. And for a reported meer $100,000, you can stay at the so-called Trump Townhouse during inauguration week. A grand opening ceremony is planned for next month.