‘Trump Suite’ At G20 Raised Money To Fight Climate Change
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Donald Trump reportedly struggled to find a hotel room for the G20 Summit in Hamburg. It’s not surprising considering the meeting of world leaders was scheduled before his surprise election last fall.
And those leaders don’t travel light. Saudi Arabia’s King Halman alone took up the entire 156-room Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahresveiten with his famous retinue that includes camels (for milk) and his golden escalator.
In all, over 9,000 rooms were occupied for the gathering. And Trump eventually found a place at the German Senate guesthouse.
But there was one place the U.S. president might have felt more at home – a namesake suite created just for the Summit at the 25hours Hotel Altes Hafenamt Hamburg.
The suite was not available via the hotel's website. Instead, it went to the highest bidder on eBay, with bidding starting at a gentle €125 ($180) for two nights, including breakfast, dinner, and a welcome drink.
“The offer is very great and everyone should bid bigly,” said 25hours Brand Officer Bruno Marti, prior to the auction. Proceeds went to climate protection organization Klima ohne Grenzen.
With the charity destination in mind, it’s not surprising that the suite was decorated with tongue firmly in cheek. In addition to general over-the-top decor and pizzazz, the suite offered Trumpish touches like a golden hairdryer (complete with instructions for maximum bouffant), dollar bill toilet paper, a blonde tableside wig, and a welcome gift of Mexican chocolate.