Luxury resort to host Singapore summit between Trump and Kim
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Tuesday that President Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore.
“We thank our great Singaporean hosts for their hospitality,” Sanders tweeted.
UPDATE: The venue for the Singapore summit between @POTUS and Leader Kim Jong Un will be the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island. We thank our great Singaporean hosts for their hospitality.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) June 5, 2018
Sentosa is a resort island connected to the city of Singapore by road and monorail. It is home to Universal Studios Singapore.
The Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island is one of several luxury resorts owned by the Capella Hotel Group. They also have locations in Shanghai, China, Düsseldorf, Germany, and Marigot Bay, Saint Lucia.
Trump is set to meet with Kim Jong Un on June 12.
Sanders said at Monday’s press briefing that the initial meeting will take place at 9 a.m. Singapore time, which is 9 p.m. Eastern time, on June 11.
Trump is receiving daily briefings on North Korea ahead of the summit, and a team of U.S. officials is in Singapore making final logistical preparations, Sanders said.
Trump on Tuesday morning tweeted that he’s hopeful the upcoming summit will be “the start of something big.”
Meeting in Singapore with North Korea will hopefully be the start of something big…we will soon see!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2018
A top North Korean official, Kim Yong Chol, visited the White House last week and hand-delivered a letter from Kim to the president.
U.S. officials have said as part of ongoing negotiations that North Korea must fully abandon its nuclear program.