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New York with Donald Trump

Thursday, November 9, 2006

Donald Trump — an American success story. He has triumphed in many areas — real estate, gaming, sports and entertainment. He is a consummate deal-maker and an ardent philanthropist.

The Trump name has made an indelible mark on Manhattan. Trump Tower, Trump Parc, Trump Palace, Trump Plaza, 610 Park Avenue, The Trump World Tower and Trump Park Avenue.

He has bought and sold many of New York's great buildings, including The Plaza, the St Moritz Hotel and the land under the Empire State Building.

In 1999 the Trump International Hotel and Tower opened. The 52-storey building on the crossroads of Manhattan's west side is a mix of luxury hotel and residential building. Central Park is its front yard and it is just steps from the Lincoln Centre. It is also temptingly close to some serious retail outlets and a short stroll to the theatre district.

The hotel was once the Gulf and Western Building, but was in a state of disrepair. Donald Trump saw its potential and in the late 1980s completely gutted and restructured the building.

Feng shui played an important role in the redevelopment process. Pun Yin, a master of feng shui, worked for two years to ensure everything was harmonious — right down to the positioning of furniture and changing the entrance to face Central Park to welcome the positive energy of the green dragon. A silver unisphere outside the building was placed to deflect bad energy from Columbus Circle!

The rooms were given a perfect score of 100/100 by readers of Condé Nast travel magazine. They include a telescope to soak in the views and electric shades to block them out. There are too many extras to list, but expect to find printed stationery, Trump bottled water and a private attach— on hand to take care of your every need. Guests can even indulge in a liquid gold body wrap!

With some of the world's best restaurants to choose from, Trump has just one restaurant of its own, though it is divided into two parts. Jean-Georges is a sophisticated four-star restaurant decorated in taupe, ecru and silver. Nougatine is more casual — sophisticated and hip. Floor to ceiling windows overlook Central Park and in warmer months, you can enjoy outdoor dining and cocktails. An open kitchen allows diners to see Jean-Georges and his team at work.

Location

New York City.

Cost

Trump International Hotel and Tower rooms start at around $650 a night.

Air New Zealand has flights to Los Angeles with connections to New York.

Fare to New York
  • Sydney, $2333
  • Melbourne, $2415
  • Brisbane, $2418
  • Adelaide, $2633
  • Perth, $2815

Fares are inclusive of taxes and surcharges, which are subject to change at any time. Valid for travel between February 1 and June 30, 2007.

Prices quoted are correct on November 9, 2006.

More information


Trump International Hotel and Tower
One Central Park West
New York, NY 10023
Ph: 0011 1 212 299 1000
Fax: 0011 1 212 299 1150
Website: www.trumpintl.com
Email: contactus@trumpintl.com

Air New Zealand
Ph: 132 476
Website: www.airnewzealand.com.au

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