His inept staff waited too long to book him a room at a luxury hotel. Their first choice for their master was the Four Seasons hotel. By the time they contacted the hotel, they found out the place was fully booked by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman.
Trump’s staff failed to take into account the number of high profile figures in Hamburg for the summit. They attempted to find other luxury hotels in the area, only to run into the same problem.
— The Four Seasons: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman is here. In addition to his giant entourage, he reportedly brings along a golden escalator and camels for fresh camel milk. The Saudis booked all 156 guest rooms and suites along with a number of rooms in the Hotel Renaissance and The Westin in the Elbphilharmonie, a concert hall.
— The Hotel Reichshof was reserved by Vietnam’s delegation.
— The Sofitel was snapped up by Turkey’s president.
— The Park Hyatt is where Russian President Vladimir Putin and the prime ministers of South Korea and Australia are staying.
— Le Meridien is hosting Prime Minister Theresa May of the UK and two other delegations.
— The Mövenpick Hotel is full thanks to France’s Emmanuel Macron and Erna Solberg from Norway.
— The Grand Elysée was booked by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Italy’s prime minister.
— And Angela Merkel is already sleeping at the Atlantic Kempinski, as are the Indian and Canadian prime ministers.
In the end, Trump was forced to stay at Hamburg’s Senate guesthouse.