Trump's DC hotel raised room rates after inauguration: report
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Guardian slams Trump over comments about assault on reporter Five takeaways from the first North Dakota Senate debate Watchdog org: Tillerson used million in taxpayer funds to fly throughout US MORE's Washington hotel raised its room rate after Trump took office, according to documents obtained by The Wall Street Journal.

The documents reportedly show that the Trump International Hotel raised its room rates, resulting in an increase in revenue. 

The average daily room rate in the Trump hotel was $660.28 from January to April, while similar hotels charged $495.91, according to the Journal. 


The report said Trump International Hotel, which opened in October 2016 after a length renovation in the historic Old Post Office Pavilion, had originally projected that its daily room rate would be $416. 

The higher rates helped lead to the hotel garnering roughly $18 million in revenue during the first four months of 2017. 

The hotel made a profit of $1.97 million in 2017, according to The Washington Post.

The Post reported that guests had spent roughly $8.2 million in 2017. 

The hotel has attracted both tourists and protesters in the months after Trump became president. 

Republicans, members of the president's Cabinet and the president himself have made appearances at the hotel.

The president was seen dining there as recently as two weeks ago, when he was accompanied by new chief of staff John Kelly and Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinOvernight Defense: Trump shifts tone on Saudis | New pressure from lawmakers | Trump: 'Certainly looks' like Khashoggi dead | Pompeo gives Saudis days to wrap up investigation | Trump threatens military action on border to stop migrants On The Money: Mnuchin pulls out of Saudi summit | Consumer bureau to probe controversial blog posts on race | Harris proposes new middle-class tax credit Trump changes tone on Saudi Arabia amid mounting pressure MORE

The hotel has raised questions about whether Trump is using the presidency to benefit the hotel and his other businesses, although he's officially put sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump in charge of the hotel.

The hotel is leased by the Trump Organization from the federal General Services Administration.