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No room at the inn in Washington that bears Trump's name

By PAUL WELITZKIN in New York | China Daily USA | Updated: 2017-01-19 09:03

Fervent supporters of Donald Trump who want to stay at the Washington hotel that bears his name for the inauguration festivities on Friday are out of luck.

A representative for the Trump International Hotel told Politico that the hotel is sold out. Even if you were lucky enough to secure a room, the least expensive ones were going for about $1,250 a night The New York Times reported.

According to TripAdvisor, one of the world's largest travel websites, you can book a room for two adults at the president-elect’s namesake hotel in Washington after the inauguration on Jan 27 for $590 per night.

Hotels rooms are in demand in Washington and it's not just because of the inauguration. The Women's March on Washington to protest the incoming administration, scheduled for Saturday, is also drawing thousands to the US capital.

Since Trump's election has stirred up a lot of passion, hotels in Washington are at least a little concerned about hosting those who are eagerly looking forward to a Trump administration and those who are appalled by the prospect.

Stacy Smith, general manager for the Hyatt Place hotel located just four blocks from the National Mall in Washington, told Politico that the hotel's 214 rooms are almost evenly divided between revelers and protesters. Calling the inauguration "a very unique event," Smith said the hotel's senior management will roam in the lobby not only to greet guests but also to defuse any tensions that might arise.

"We have guests that are sympathetic to the two different parties staying with us. When alcohol is involved, sometimes voices get raised, so we'll be watching carefully," Philip Wood, general manager of the Jefferson Hotel, a boutique venue with 98 rooms, told Politico.

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