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Trump Organization to open new MS hotel chain

Trump Organization to open new MS hotel chain

In the first project the Trump Organization has announced since Trump entered the White House, it will launch a budget line of hotels called American Idea.

The president's eldest son, Don Jr., also interviewed on Good Morning America, said that the investigation into the Trump campaign's Russian Federation ties "smells like a witch hunt".

Prior to the announcement, in an exclusive interview with ABC News Chief National Correspondent Tom Llamas, the brothers credited the expansion to their experience traveling the country with their father's campaign.

Danziger said Monday that the first property in Trump Hotels' new Scion chain is being built in Cleveland, Mississippi.

Trump hotels which are usually luxury properties in upscale locations, will now include the midscale and upper-midscale options, competing with almost 20,000 other hotels for a share of the market, according to the Times.

The Mississippi hotels are among the largest new domestic ventures for the Trump Organization since President Trump took office - and so they once again raise conflict of interest questions that have dogged his presidency.

Trump Hotels CEO Eric Danziger said in a statement that the company is "so fortunate" to partner with Dinesh and Suresh Chawla, "two dynamic and highly accomplished hoteliers who work with a variety of brands".




Both Trump sons insisted that the hotels, which will involve a partnership with local family-owned chain Chawla Hotels, would not feature the Trump name.

"The Trump name is reserved for the Turnberrys of the world", said Eric Trump, referring to the company's Scotland golf resort.

For the Scion hotel brand, Mr. Danziger said the company has an additional 39 signed letters of intent, which are nonbinding, early-stage deals. Danziger said in March that he hoped to open as many as 100 Scion hotels in three years.

This story has been edited to correct the name of the new hotel chain.

The first three American Idea hotels will be aimed at business travelers and blues-music tourists, Chawla said.

Government ethics experts worry that developers seeking to curry favor with the president will be eager to help him in his new chains. Their family has managed each one of their hotels for over 30 years but they have chosen us to manage SCION at West End.

"It can go anywhere in the United States, anywhere there is an extended stay or mid-scale (hotel), that can be an American Idea", he said. "We are honored, and we look forward to a very successful relationship".

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