The last remaining Trump Hotel in Canada is closing
The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver is closing down for good, marking the fall of the last remaining Trump hotel in Canada.
The $360-million complex that boasts hotel guest rooms and ritzy condominiums quietly laid off an unspecified number of staff on Thursday in preparation for closing, according to multiple news outlets.
The hotel website has also stopped offering bookings for future dates, and the front entrance of the hotel is boarded up.
The doors to one of the most exclusive hotels in downtown Vancouver! pic.twitter.com/DsPb6lpjoE— Trump Vancouver (@TrumpVancouver) August 26, 2020
Although Trump's name is slapped on the outside of the West Georgia Street hotel, the U.S. president doesn't actually own the property; instead, it's owned by local developer Holborn Group.
The 63-storey tower is the second tallest building in Metro Vancouver, and it also happens to be the last hotel in Canada that bears Trump's name.
Trump's name was previously attached to a hotel and residential tower in downtown Toronto, but it was removed in 2017 and rebranded as the St. Regis Toronto after ownership changed hands.
The Trump hotel in Vancouver first opened its doors three and a half years ago in February 2017.
The grand opening day was attended by three of President Trump's children — Donald Jr., Eric and Tiffany — and it caused a ruckus in Vancouver, with dozens of people gathering in front of the hotel to protest.
The hotel made the news in recent weeks after Vancouver Coastal Health warned the public about a potential COVID-19 exposure at a nightclub located in Trump Tower.
Vancouver's Trump Hotel has yet to formally announce the closure.
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