Sunday, December 21, 2014

José Andrés to Debut Restaurant at Trump International Hotel

Old Post Office Pavilion

From our friends at José AndresThinkFoodGroup...

Renowned Chef to Unveil Fine Dining Flagship in Iconic Old Post Office, Scheduled to Open in Mid-2016

The Trump Organization and José AndrésThinkFoodGroup announced today that the renowned culinary innovator will open a signature restaurant in the forthcoming Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C., one of the newest additions to the rapidly growing Trump Hotel Collection. The to-be-named José Andrés restaurant will debut when the hotel opens in mid-2016 after a $200 million redevelopment of the historic Old Post Office by The Trump Organization.

“Everything about Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C. - from its magnificent guest rooms and Presidential Suites, to the ballroom and spa - will be the very best, and the culinary experience is no exception,” said Donald J. Trump. “We’ve tapped one of the very best in the field, José Andrés, to create a restaurant concept that will live up to the unrivaled offerings of what will be one of the finest hotels anywhere in the world.”

Added Andrés, “I have long respected Donald Trump for his business acumen and am proud to partner with him to create a truly remarkable, fine dining restaurant in the city I have called home for many years, right in the heart of the historic Post Office.” 

ThinkFoodGroup will lease and operate the flagship restaurant, prominently located off the hotel lobby in the building’s dramatic cortile, in addition to creating the food & beverage menu for the lobby bar and a signature banquet menu. Trump Hotel Collection will reinstate the 11th Street entrance on Pennsylvania Avenue, which will serve as the driveway to the hotel’s canopied grand entrance. The restaurant by José Andrés will be easily accessible from the property’s main level from the hotel’s grand entrance, Pennsylvania Avenue, and 12th Street. 

“José Andrés is a true culinary genius and, of course, a local favorite, so we are thrilled to announce that he will create the flagship restaurant for the Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C.,” said Donald Trump Jr., Executive Vice President of Development and Acquisitions for The Trump Organization.

Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C. will feature 270 richly furnished guest rooms with lofty 16-foot ceilings, soaring windows, beautifully restored historic millwork, and glittering crystal sconces and chandeliers as well as a 5,000 square-foot super luxury spa and state-of-the-art fitness center. It will also offer 36,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the opulent 13,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, the largest among D.C.’s luxury hotels.

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About José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup:
ThinkFoodGroup, founded by award-winning chef José Andrés and partner Rob Wilder, is the creative team responsible for renowned dining concepts in Washington, DC, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and Puerto Rico, including minibar by José Andrés, four Jaleos in the Washington D.C. area and Las Vegas, and The Bazaar by José Andrés at SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, South Beach and Las Vegas. The company also oversees all of the creative and educational efforts for José Andrés, an internationally recognized culinary innovator, passionate advocate for food and hunger issues, author, educator, and television personality. Named to Time’s “100 Most Influential” list and awarded Outstanding Chef by the James Beard Foundation, Andrés is credited with creating the “Spanish food boom” in America. He is the Dean of the Spanish Studies program at the International Culinary Center, and was host and executive producer of Made in Spain on PBS. His cookbooks include Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America. Andrés has taught at Harvard and George Washington University. In late 2010, José Andrés and ThinkFoodGroup launched World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit, which aims to feed and empower vulnerable people in humanitarian crises around the world. For more information, visit

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