Luxury travel group puts Trump's 'garish' DC hotel on worst list
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A luxury travel group has ranked President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy MORE’s Washington, D.C., hotel as the third-worst new luxury hotel in the world.

Luxury Travel Intelligence, a members-only United Kingdom-based company aimed at affluent travelers, described the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue as “garish” and one that values “more quantity over quality,” according to its review.


“The building itself is undoubtably impressive, but once inside we start to ask questions," it continues.

The review, included in Luxury Travel Magazine's yearly rankings published on Tuesday, attempts to push luxury travelers away from the hotel.

“Service is poor on occasions and lacks confidence. The whole experience seems a little forced, and therefore this place is not for the true discerning luxury traveller.”

LTI caters to affluent travelers through a invite-only, membership based subscription. The two hotels that performed worse than Trump's on this year's list are the Four Seasons, Oahu, Hawaii and the Palazzo Versace in Dubai.

The upscale travel company’s review of the president-elect's property, which was first highlighted by Washingtonian, differs from costumer-rated hotel websites, which have given the hotel high ratings. On, the hotel gets a 9.6 out of 10 in customer reviews, while TripAdvisor gave the hotel 4 out of 5 stars.

And a recent Washington Post review of hotel’s BLT Prime steakhouse gave the restaurant a "good/excellent" review, calling the service "terrific" and the food diverse and satisfying.

The luxury group’s ranking follows on the heels of a rough Vanity Fair review of the steakhouse in Trump Tower in Manhattan. After the magazine called it one of the worst restaurants in America last week, Trump attacked Vanity Fair on Twitter, claiming the publication was losing readership.

Vanity Fair then used Trump’s negative response as a marketing strategy, breaking its subscription record.