From Ivanka: Summer is in full swing! I’m kicking off July with a trip to D.C. to check in on progress at the Old Post Office—soon to be Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C. This will be my first time visiting the property in a couple of weeks, so I’ve got a lot to review. The steel for the new ballroom has been laid and the marble in the guest rooms and bathrooms is being installed. The new cortile skylight glass is also close to being fully installed and natural light now illuminates the lobby—it is breathtaking! From D.C., I’ll head to the Hamptons for the fourth of July—the kids and I are staying with friends for a weekend of bike riding, kite flying and playing at the beach.
Last time I visited Trump Doral, I reviewed our spa building model room and made some further enhancements, so this month I’ll go back to the property to check out the changes and (hopefully!) give my final approval. Construction is underway and I am incredibly excited to see this last building in the soon-to-be fully renovated resort completed. It will be spectacular with a totally unique design and aesthetic that will differentiate these spa suites from the rest of the property’s also-gorgeous guest rooms. I’ll get back to New York just in time for Arabella’s Snow White-themed birthday party, complete with face painting and glitter tattoos for her friends.
Every so often, I pull my team out of the office to do something fun—I’m a firm believer that relaxing and spending time together outside of work makes us an even stronger team in the office. This month, we’ve got a picnic planned in Central Park (kids included!).
Toward the end of July, I’ll be speaking at the Accessories Council’s first summit, which Women’s Wear Daily and The NPD Group are co-hosting at LIM College. I also have the honor of speaking on a women’s roundtable panel, hosted by Adweek & MSNBC, on the topic of leadership. After the event, I’m heading to Trump Turnberry for the Women’s British Open. It’s an amazing championship and hosts some incredibly inspiring female athletes. We’re thrilled to have it at Turnberry, one of our most breathtakingly beautiful Trump hotel and golf properties.
Speaking of golf, check out the great golf content we put together for Father’s Day in June. From tips on perfecting your swing to a primer on the game’s lingo, we’ve got you covered if you’ve been thinking about getting out on the course—and if you haven’t, you should!
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