TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION Closes on Its Purchase of Doral Golf Resort & Spa
NEW YORK—The Trump Organization today announced that it has closed on its purchase of Doral Golf Resort & Spa and that the TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION has assumed management of the Miami resort. By investing over $200 million in capital improvements to the almost-800-acre resort—including its 700 guestrooms, ballrooms and meeting facilities, and spa—the TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION will reposition Doral Golf Resort & Spa Miami over the next 18 months. READER COMMENTS
“My ambition is to bring Doral back to its first 20 years and then top it by a wide margin,” said Donald J. Trump, chairman and president, in an announcement. “When the renovation is complete, Doral will be the greatest resort anywhere in the country. With almost 800 acres in the middle of Miami—and home to the Blue Monster and four other soon-to-be-great courses—nothing will be able to compete with it. This amount of land in this prime a location can never again be assembled.”
Golf course architect Gil Hanse will work directly with Trump and the PGA TOUR leadership to completely rebuild the Blue Monster and the other courses on the property.
TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION has retained WATG and Wimberly Interiors to reimagine the architecture and design of the property. Donald Trump—along with his daughter, executive vice president Ivanka Trump—will closely oversee all aspects of the renovation.
The project will include renovation of the main building, lodges, conference areas, spa, and Champions Pavilion, while the Members’ Clubhouse will be redesigned to include upgraded facilities and amenities. All four golf courses will be completely rebuilt, and the driving range will be lengthened and expanded to more than twice its current size.
The property will remain fully operational during the renovation, which is expected to conclude in Fall 2013.