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Trump International Hotel opens in DC's historic Old Post Office amid protests

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A small crowd of protestors gathered outside of Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., Monday as it opened for guests for the first time. 

One banner read: "We'll build a wall against racism and bigotry." 

Code Pink's Medea Benjamin said she opposed the project, not only because of the steep price for a one-night stay, but because the public will now have limited access to the Old Post Office Tower.

"It's appalling that this beautiful post office used to be a place of public domain and is now in the hands of Donald Trump and the one percent," Benjamin told Fox News. "In a city full of immigrants, $700 a night for a room?"

Rooms actually start at $895 per night. 

The project transformed the Old Post Office building on Pensylvania Avenue into a luxury hotel.

"The hotel is magnificent. There has never been a hotel like this or even close in Washington," Trump told Fox News.

Trump won a 60-year lease from the government to put the hotel in the 117-year-old building, Fox News reported. 

Monday was referred to as the "soft opening." The official grand opening is in October. 

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