Trump International Hotel Is Getting A New Name And These Suggestions Are Golden
The Trump International Hotel in D.C. could soon be operating under new management — and a new name. If the deal goes through, the new owner need look no farther than Twitter for naming suggestions.
As previously reported, Donald Trump has been in talks to sell the leasing rights to the building, which he himself leased from the Federal government in 2013. After Trump’s defeat in 2020, and his connection to the attack on the U.S. Capitol Building a few short months later, the widespread speculation is that any buyer will want to first rid the building of the Trump name and trademark gilt.
Jon Cooper turned to Twitter to find suggestions for a new name — and sure enough, the answers rolled in.
The Trump International Hotel in D.C. is reportedly going to be renamed by a new hotel company that will be leasing the property. If it was up to you, what name would you call it?
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) September 5, 2021
Of course, some of the most popular answers were to name the new business after one of the people Trump sees as his ultimate political rivals — Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama.
😂Now that's a genius move. A high-end boutique hotel called The Hillary with main bar called Joe Won and a restaurant named The Obama. This needs to happen.
— Baz 💙🇺🇲🌍 (@BazintheCity) September 5, 2021
The Barack Obama Inn.
— Ace Hanna is now George Kaplan (@GeorgeK80919736) September 5, 2021
The Biden International Hotel. Just to see if everyone still thinks it’s on for a sitting president to have a hotel in dc.
— Betty Draper, Esq. (@ReturnOfBetty) September 5, 2021
The John Lewis Hotel. Or maybe after a Native American.:)
— Happy Birthday Freddie Mercury (@TFerrandino) September 5, 2021
A lot of suggestions riff on criticisms of Trump’s presidency, referencing the attack on Congress, election disinformation, Vladimir Putin, and even Rudy Giuliani’s famed press conference mishap.
Renamed "The Four Treasons"
— Johnson O'Reilly McGee (@OReillyMcGee1) September 5, 2021
The Sedition Station Inn and Convention Center pic.twitter.com/Gze3mnpHJS
— Remy (@CAGoldenBear) September 5, 2021
The "Kompromat Kastle" because you know those rooms are ALL wired for video and sound.
Unless they did a total gut job you'd be a fool to stay there.
— J-M Chevalier (@JMCHEVALIER) September 5, 2021
The Benedict Arnold. Where treason was planned & insurrection began.
— Susan Goodwin🌊💙🙌🌻🌻🦋🦋🌿🌳🐕🦺🐝🌼🌼 (@susannaspeaks5) September 5, 2021
— Modello Especial (@GreatWordsmith) September 5, 2021
Not the Four Seasons
— Lisa Fancher • NO on Recall!!! (@Burger_Meister6) September 5, 2021
— Angelo Angelli (@AngelliAngelo) September 5, 2021
Watershed Inn. "Come fore the Collusion. Stay for the Treason – It'll Be Wild!"
— E Wright *NOT Moving on!* (@EarlyFaye2) September 5, 2021
One of the most popular answers, though, is a reference to the building’s history. To a lot of people, especially those in or around D.C., it’s still the Old Post Office Building — and should wear it proudly.
It has always been "The Old Post Office" to me. My mother worked there in the 1930s. It's a great building, defiled during the Trump Era. Time to show it respect again.
— Diane Weaver (@theweav1) September 5, 2021
Me too! When I worked and lived in DC, I attended a few events there. It will always be the Old Post Office Pavilion to me! I’ll go have a drink there when I go visit, as long as it has nothing to do with TFG.
— Courtney Talty (@ctalty63) September 5, 2021
The Old Post Office Hotel by (whichever legit hotelier gets the lease)
— Jocelyn Johnson (@jocelynjtweet) September 5, 2021
One thing is for sure — if the transfer goes through, and the Trump name comes down, a lot of people have made it clear they’ll be very happy for the change.