Donald Trump is no ordinary hotel guest. And that means amenities like fancy shampoo alone won't quite cut it.
No, when you're the POTUS traveling to the Middle East with an entourage of 1,000 people, you get an armored hotel suite.
When he began the Israel leg of his much-publicized first foreign trip on Monday (the second stop on his journey), Trump shacked up up in Jerusalem’s King David Hotel in a room nominally built to withstand bombs, poison gas, and bullets. "The presidential suites have independent air conditioning in case of a gas attack and are built to withstand a RPG [rocket-propelled grenade]," said the hotel’s operations manager Sheldon Ritz in an NBC News report.
Of course, there could always be more protection. Ritz added, “But still the U.S. is bringing rocket-proof glass to put in front of the window."
Beyond that, two buses full of heavy equipment further fortify the hotel from an explosive-laden vehicle attack from the main road. Balloons outfitted with infrared cameras hover above the property, and robots meant to detect bombs are in the sewer beneath it.
King David Hotel lobby
Not impressed yet? Consider this: "If the whole hotel blows up, the suite will come down in one piece, so maybe a few broken bones, but they will be alive," Ritz added in the NBC News report. He also described the hotel during the visit as transforming into a ”mini White House."
The suites cost about $5,7000 nightly.
Ritz said, “Nothing is taken for chance so Trump and his family will be very safe.”
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