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Another Trump Hotel Goes Bust

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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The sale of the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Toronto was approved in court this morning following a declaration of bankruptcy.

In a story that seems awfully familiar, investors says they were misled about the hotel’s finances and its non-existent success.

The project opened with much bombast in 2012 when Donald Trump was on hand for the ribbon cutting, promising luxury units in the condo portion and lucrative investment in the hotel suites, which individuals could buy and make money from renting out.

Since its launch, less than half of its residential condos have been sold by Talon and the hotel’s occupancy rates have been lower than some investors in the rooms had hoped. The average daily rate for hotel rooms in the building has declined by about 30 per cent, court documents suggest.

Trump does not personally own the hotel in Toronto, but the property is managed by the Trump Organization. Donald Trump is the owner and president of the Trump Organization.

Everything Trump touches turns to shit.

  • muselet

    Another project went according to plan: lots of hype and hoopla at the beginning, an inevitable collapse, individual investors get hurt and Donald Trump walks away whistling a happy tune (and with a tidy profit in pocket).

    Trump is no better than a pickpocket. How long before investors join commercial banks in realizing that?

    –alopecia

    • You’d think they’d have figured it out by now. He deserves to go down in history as the greatest confidence man who ever lived!

    • ninjaf

      Oh, I think they are learning a lot this election season. I think most of this had flown under the radar.

  • Wow, it only lasted 4 years. That’s pretty bad.

  • Georgie