reported on the Republican presidential front-runner’s lucrative deal with a controversial Azeri billionaire to slap the Trump name on a 33-story glass, sail-shaped tower in the oil-rich nation’s capital, Baku.
But this project, once touted in many of the Trump Organization’s press releases, has disappeared from Trump’s corporate website.
The site lists all the hotels in the prestigious Trump Hotel Collection, including his properties in New York City, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, Turnberry (Scotland), Rio de Janeiro, and Bali. The Trump Organization did not respond to a request for comment.
Each hotel, including those that have not yet opened, has its own web page. The publicist who recently repped the Baku hotel says she’s no longer on the project and that questions about its fate can only be answered by Trump’s company.
And there once was a web page for the Trump hotel in Baku, which was scheduled to open this December. When called the Trump hotel reservation line and asked about the Baku hotel, the sales agent said the project has been delayed and that there now is no date for its opening.
The Baku hotel was a big deal for the tycoon turned politician.
Trump, who recently called to ban Muslims from traveling to the United States, announced with much fanfare in November 2014 that the Baku hotel would be the latest addition to his string of hotels.