President Trump is known for his luxury hotels. In fact, even has one in Washington, D.C. However, new competition is coming to the area with the concept of an anti-Trump hotel that is scheduled to open in spring 2018. According to sources, The Eaton Workshop hotel is dubbed “the world’s first politically motivated hotel.” According to founder Katherine Lo, 209-room hotel will open near the National Mall, mere blocks from the Trump International Hotel, making it a direct competition.
The anti-Trump hotel founder went on to say the hotel isn’t meant “to bring together left and right,” but to attract liberal guests and those who consider themselves “woke.” Lo explained: “Self-selection is definitely one of our strategies. We wanted to emphasize that it’s a place for people who are thinking outside the box and want to effect a change in the world. We plan to have new ideas in the minibar — an activist toolkit, for example, that includes sheets with information to help you call your congresspeople. And if we’d been open during this year’s Women’s March, I could have seen us putting poster boards and markers in the rooms.”
What’s more, the hotel will host a series of progressive lectures and fireside chats and partner with local artists and museums to provide art installations and exhibitions. But just to make sure everyone knows the hotel is politically motivated, an anti-Trump video installation in the lobby will also show footage of the 2012 and 2016 elections. Lo has really thought of everything.
Lo is the daughter of a luxury hotel developer in Hong Kong. She has sworn that she will also facilitate a residency program for investigative reporters in D.C. However, it is not just one hotel. Lo plans to open in Hong Kong, Seattle, and San Francisco.