The New Twist On Luxury
Holborn Group Welcomes The City’s First Trump Development
On the day of June 19th, Holborn Group welcomes Donald Trump and his entourage; Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric to unveil the Trump International Hotel and Tower Vancouver on West Georgia Street.
With the media advisory turned media release, à la Vancity Buzz, the city was filled with so much ebullience one could argue that it hasn’t been this alive since the Olympics. Overlooking the construction of the project, media and guests were escorted to the third floor patio of the Fortis BC building. Sparkling libation sprinkled with gold flakes in one hand, the mingling began as the excitement for the arrival of the Trumps heightened.
As 1:30 pm approached, chatter on the patio calmed. The honorary guests made their first appearance: Councillor Geoff Meggs, Eric Trump, George Wong (Magnum Projects), Joo Kim Tiah, Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump. Pausing for the occasional photo-op, the group made their way to the stage. The afternoon continued with George Wong, principal of Magnum Projects, as Master of Ceremonies to announce the speakers of the day: Joo Kim Tiah – President of Holborn Group, Vancouver City Councillor Geoff Meggs and a person who requires no introduction; Donald Trump.
“Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver will become a new symbol for Vancouver and will solidify the city’s arrival on the international stage,” commented Joo Kim Tiah, CEO and president of Holborn Group and deputy CEO of TA Global Bhd., the developer of Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver. “The Trump brand is very well-respected and is synonymous in luxury real estate and hospitality. I’m pleased to have a strong relationship with Don, Jr., Ivanka and Eric and look forward to carrying on the entrepreneurial legacy that our parents have begun. Our shared vision and a work ethic that prides itself on diligence and attention to detail will result in a development that is cutting-edge, and matches Vancouver’s vibrant personality.”
“We are thrilled to be bringing the Trump flag to Vancouver as it has become a world-class city in its own right,” added Donald J. Trump. “When looking at expanding our portfolio, we felt this was a market that held great potential for our brand. As we continue to grow globally, our goal is align ourselves with the best opportunities – and we know the Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver will be like no other hotel and residential offering.”
Donald Trump Jr. said, “In adding Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver to our portfolio we continue our global expansion and solidify our presence in Canada, which also includes Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto. The opportunity to work with Holborn is immensely exciting and we are eager to move forward with this project, one we are confident will be a destination for travellers worldwide and a luxurious place to call home for residents of Vancouver.”
The event concluded with the presentation of custom-made gold Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver umbrellas. Guests were directed to the elegant spread of hor d’oeuvres. The conference comes to a close with event gifts distributed upon departure.
Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver will feature Canada’s first Mar-a-Lago Spa by Ivanka Trump, a new boutique spa brand that will reflect the joie de vivre of the timeless 1927 Palm Beach property. The design of the spa will be influenced by the iconic club’s sophisticated and elegant style, seamlessly blending classic and Nouveau. Ivanka Trump will personally select the spa’s luxurious products and treatments.
As part of the Trump Hotel Collection, the Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver will offer guests their own Trump Attaché. This dedicated department provides personalized attention by meticulously recording guests’ preferences and updating them with each visit. Attaché services range from making dining suggestions and booking reservations to having pets walked and fed to arranging a romantic picnic in the park – nothing is off limits
Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver is the latest project to further contribute to the revitalization of the West Georgia corridor. Within four years of the hotel opening, it is expected that visitors to Vancouver will occupy 40,726 room nights per year. In addition to spinoff consultation contracts, the project has created the equivalent of 170 full-time jobs during the construction phase, and will generate 300 full-time positions upon opening. For more information, visit http://trumpvancouver.com/