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Room rates at Trump hotels down 16% since inauguration, research finds

The average room rate at Trump hotels around the world has dropped 16% since the weekend of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration in January 2017, equivalent to an average price drop of £661, according to new research. 

Investigating prices at the US President’s hotel empire, money management firm Equals found that costs for a two night stay in 14 of the 22 rooms investigated are “much lower” than when president Trump was sworn into office in 2017. 

Compared with January 2017 when Trump was inaugurated, 64% of room rates investigated in Trump Hotels around the world were found have fallen in price.

The largest price found was for a two-night stay in a superior room at the Trump Vancouver in Canada, where prices were down £389, equivalent to a 55% discount compared to January 2017.

A grand deluxe room at Trump’s Macleod House and Lodge in Scotland has also seen prices drop by £110 since 2017, marking a 16% decrease.

The greatest percentage price increase found since January 2017 was for a two-night stay in an ocean view suite at the Trump Turnberry in Scotland, where prices were up £1,100, equivalent to 122%.

Ian Strafford-Taylor, CEO at Equals, said: “When it comes to holidays, timing is everything and supply and demand usually means the cost of hotels and holidays are bumped up or reduced accordingly.

“Just as Trump hotel prices have fluctuated, it’s likely that holidaymakers will continue to experience a rollercoaster of price fluctuations as we head towards a general election on home soil. 

He added: “The political landscape continues to impact foreign exchange rates as voters prepare to head to the polls next month, and even once a new leader is confirmed, ongoing Brexit uncertainty is likely to have a knock on effect on rates.”

The full table comparing prices across Donald Trump’s hotel portfolio can be found below: 

 

Hotel Room Type Difference in price compared to Inauguration (January 2017) £ Difference in price compared to Inauguration (January 2017) %
Trump Vancouver (Canada) Superior Room -£389 -55%
Trump Las Vegas (USA) Superior Room -£300 -47%
Trump Doral, Florida (USA) Deluxe Room -£328 -45%
Trump Waikiki, Hawaii (USA) Waikiki Penthouse suite 2 bed -£2,378 -39%
Trump Las Vegas (USA) Penthouse suite (3 bed) -£1,083 -26%
Trump Washington DC (USA) Deluxe Room -£323 -26%
Trump Doonbeg (Ireland) Classic Links Room £68 20%
Trump Doral, Florida (USA) Presidential suite -£2,608 -19%
Trump Washington DC (USA) Trump Townhouse -£8,764 -18%
Macleod House & Lodge (Scotland) Grand Deluxe King Room -£110 -16%
Trump Waikiki, Hawaii (USA) Deluxe Room -£113 -13%
Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery, Virginia (USA) Jefferson Grand Suite -£121 -11%
Trump Doonbeg (Ireland) Premier Courtyard View Suite (4 bed) -£164 -10%
Trump Chicago (USA) Superior room -£40 -6%
Macleod House & Lodge (Scotland) Superior Queen Twin Room -£10 -2%
Trump Turnberry (Scotland) Deluxe king room £0 0%
Trump Chicago (USA) Grand deluxe lake view suite 2 bed £81 3%
Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery, Virginia (USA) Deluxe Estate Room £79 11%
Trump New York (USA) Superior Room £121 12%
Trump New York (USA) Park View Suite 2 bed £439 16%
Trump Vancouver (Canada) Executive suite 2 bed £297 16%
Trump Turnberry (Scotland) Ocean View Suite I room £1,100 122%
Average   -£661 -16%

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