NEW YORK--June 11, 2012-The Trump Organization today announced that it has closed on its purchase of Doral® Golf Resort & Spa and that the TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™ has assumed management of the iconic Miami resort. Known for its five championship golf courses, including the legendary Blue Monster, Doral once represented the pinnacle of luxury. By investing over $200 million in capital improvements to the almost-800-acre resort – including its 700 guestrooms, vast ballrooms and meeting facilities, and sprawling spa -- the TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION will aggressively reposition Doral Golf Resort & Spa Miami over the next 18 months, restoring it to the magnificence of its heyday half a century ago.
“Every year, my father and mother would take me to Doral for a weekend. It was the ultimate treat for me. It was beautiful,” recalled Donald J. Trump, chairman and president.
“My ambition is to bring Doral back to its first 20 years and then top it by a wide margin,” Trump continued. “When the renovation is complete, Doral will be the greatest resort anywhere in the country. With almost 800 acres in the middle of Miami – and home to the Blue Monster and four other soon-to-be-great courses – nothing will be able to compete with it. This amount of land in this prime a location can never again be assembled.”
World-famous golf course architect Gil Hanse will work directly with Trump and the PGA TOUR leadership to completely rebuild the Blue Monster and the other courses. “We are very excited to have the opportunity to renovate the Blue Monster Course at Doral,” stated Hanse. “Few courses on Tour can claim such a long history and can span the generations of Tour players from Nicklaus and Palmer to Woods and Mickelson. We intend to focus on these traditions as we seek to update the course to meet the demands of modern day tournament conditions. We are also pleased to be matching our attention to detail in golf course design with The Trump Organization, with its similar passion for detail, as it seeks to revitalize the entire Doral resort.”
TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION has retained WATG and Wimberly Interiors to reimagine the architecture and design with a fresh, relevant vision that capitalizes on Doral Golf Resort & Spa’s prestigious heritage. Donald Trump – along with his daughter, Executive Vice President Ivanka Trump – will closely oversee all aspects of the renovation, which will return Doral Golf Resort & Spa to the apex of luxury and sophistication.
“The architectural inspiration for the resort is Spanish Revival, with Floridian details and motifs,” explained Mark Yoshizaki, vice president of WATG and the lead architect. “The property’s facade will be enhanced with coquina stone, elegant outdoor walkways and decorative tile work. We are honored to once again collaborate with Mr. Trump, Ivanka and their team as they expand the Trump brand to this strategic asset, which will be synergistic with his hospitality and golf investments around the globe.”
“We are thrilled about this tremendous opportunity to transform Doral with a fresh and relevant vision, mingling the tradition of the Trump brand with the casual elegance of Miami as a destination,” stated Margaret McMahon, managing director of Wimberly Interiors. “The design vision is sophisticated, tailored and chic, including warm Floridian colors and bold details.”
The complete renovation will dramatically elevate all aspects of the resort, with luxurious hotel rooms and a greatly enhanced guest experience throughout the public spaces. Renovation of the main building, lodges, conference areas, spa and Champions Pavilion will set a new tone for the resort, while the Members’ Clubhouse will be redesigned to include vastly upgraded facilities and amenities. All four golf courses will be completely rebuilt, and the driving range will be lengthened and expanded to more than twice its current size, making it a world-class facility befitting of the resort and its historic golf legacy.
The property will remain fully operational during the renovation, which is expected to conclude in Fall 2013.
For reservations, please visit www.trumphotelcollection.com/miami or call toll-free (855) TRUMP-00 (878-6700).
About Doral® Golf Resort & Spa Miami
TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™ purchased Miami's iconic Doral Golf Resort & Spa in June 2012 and is currently facilitating a multimillion-dollar renovation to restore Doral to its former grandeur. Situated on nearly 800 acres in the middle of Miami, Doral Golf Resort & Spa currently has 694 guestrooms across 10 lodges; including the legendary Blue Monster; 86,000 square feet of meeting space including a 24,000 square foot ballroom; a sprawling 50,000 square foot spa with 33 treatment rooms; highly regarded Mclean Golf School and teaching facilities; six food and beverage outlets; extensive retail options; and a private members' clubhouse. The property will remain fully operational throughout the renovation, which is expected to conclude in Fall 2013. To book reservations, please visit www.trumphotelcollection.com/miami.
About TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™
Launched in October 2007, TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™ is the next generation of luxury hospitality – one that is raising the bar in the top-tier travel experience with a level of customized service unrivaled in the market today. Presided over by internationally renowned developer Donald J. Trump and his three grown children – Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric – the prestigious portfolio includes the highly acclaimed Trump International Hotel & Tower® New York, Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, Trump International Hotel™ Las Vegas, Trump International Hotel™ Waikiki Beach Walk®, Trump SoHo® New York, Trump Ocean Club® International Hotel & Tower Panama, and the newly opened Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto®. TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION recently acquired and assumed operations of Miami’s iconic Doral® Golf Resort & Spa. Trump International Hotel™ Washington, D.C., a redevelopment of the historic Old Post Office building, is slated to open in 2016. Reservations can be made at www.TRUMPHOTELCOLLECTION.com or by calling (855) TRUMP-00 (878-6700). TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION is headquartered at Trump Tower, 725 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Connect with TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION on its social media pages.
About WATG + Wimberly Interiors
WATG and Wimberly Interiors are the premier hospitality design consultancy in the world, according to surveys by Hotel Design and Hotel & Motel Management magazines. Hospitality Design magazine’s survey of companies ranked WATG’s corporate culture among the top in the world: best career advancement, best firm philosophy, best client list, best list of projects, and most innovative. By offering a full range of design services in the areas of strategy, planning, architecture, landscape, and interiors specific to the travel and tourism industry, WATG has become the world's largest niche firm. Since its founding in 1945, WATG and Wimberly Interiors have designed destinations in 160 countries from its offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.watg.com.
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