Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Old D.C. Post Office May Become a Hotel

Jonathan O'Connell of the Washington Post reports Ivanka M. Trump, the international model and television star, and Christopher J. Nassetta, the homegrown executive who now runs Hilton Worldwide,  have proposed luxury hotels for the The Old Post Office Pavilion.

The Old Post Office Pavilion (also known as Old Post Office and Clock Tower)  was built between 1892 and 1899 and is a few blocks away from the White House in downtown Washington, D.C.

O'Connell also says Carpenter & Co., a Boston firm which turned a 150-year-old jail in that city into the 298-room Liberty Hotel, has proposed a similar makeover for the Post Office.

A decision regarding the buidling's future which is currently owned by the Federal goverment will be reached this week.

The New York Times reported that as of 2011 that  the building costs the government $6.5 million each year to operate.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM