The new hotels, while owned by the Trump organization, will not have the word "Trump" in their names, the company revealed during an announcement Monday in NY.
Eric Danziger, the chief executive of the Trump Organization's hotels division, said that "many hundreds" of budget hotels could be built in both red and blue counties and states previously excluded by Trump's luxury brand.
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The company also says the first of dozens of hotels in another new Trump chain called Scion is under construction in MS, too. The hotels are owned by Chawla Hotels Inc., which will license the American Idea name from Trump Hotels. The new line of three-star hotels will have no connection to the president and the Trump name will not appear on the properties. That one will open in Cleveland, Mississippi. "We don't talk about what we're doing in the business", Eric Trump said.
All four MS deals are franchise agreements for hotels owned by a family-run firm headed by Indian-American brothers, Dinesh and Suresh Chawla.
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Well, now the famous family is launching a new brand in the hospitality space, and it won't bear that recognizable name on the side of the building. "It's not Trump, it's not SCION, it is unique ... the American IDEA midscale property".
The business, founded by President Donald Trump and operated by his sons, specializes in luxury hotels in major cities. They own 17 hotels in the Gulf Coast region, including three in Cleveland, Clarksdale and Greenville, Miss., that will be converted to American Idea hotels. The properties will aim to reflect small town values and honor the local heritage, noted Danziger in a speech to guests. Chawla said he has stayed in Trump hotels, was impressed by their service and thought that teaming up would help his company's expansion efforts. The Trump Organization will get management and franchise fees for the new ventures.
Washington University's Clark said the new chains raise many conflicts of issues questions: Do the developers have other motives in striking a deal with the president's company, perhaps to influence public policy?
Danziger said the Dallas developer would never have gotten past his company's vetting, which had only begun as the media got hold of the story.
The company announced the news yesterday at Trump Tower. And he suggested they were ideal partners for a company under scrutiny.