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February 26, 2013 09:51 ET

Double Honors: Forbes Travel Guide Awards 2013 Five-Star Rating to Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago and Its Restaurant, Sixteen

Trump Chicago Joins Trump International Hotel & Tower New York and Its Restaurant, Jean Georges, in Achieving Industry's Highest Ranking

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 26, 2013) -  Just five years after a triumphant downtown debut, Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago and its signature restaurant, Sixteen, have both been awarded Forbes Travel Guide's highest distinction, the Five-Star rating. In earning "double honors," the Chicago hotel joins its TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™ sister, Trump International Hotel Tower® New York, which once again earned Five-Star ratings for its hotel and Jean Georges restaurant. The 2013 winners were announced today and are showcased on Forbes Travel Guide's interactive website, Startle.com.

"The double Five-Star rating is a great honor both for our Chicago hotel and for the entire brand," said Donald J. Trump, chairman and president of The Trump Organization. "To have Trump Chicago follow in the footsteps of our New York flagship, and so soon after opening, speaks volumes about the relevance of the TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION brand promise and the commitment of our hotel teams to deliver on it. I'm very proud of Vice President and Managing Director Colm O'Callaghan, Executive Chef Thomas Lents, and the entire staff at Trump Chicago for consistently delivering the highest level of service and guest experience."

For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit www.startle.com/about/ratings.

About Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago

Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, located in the heart of the city at 401 N. Wabash Avenue, welcomed its first hotel guests in January 2008. The hotel, comprising floors 14-27 of a 92-story residential tower developed by the Trump Organization, features 339 luxuriously appointed guestrooms including one-, two- and three-bedroom suites; Sixteen, the Michelin-rated restaurant featuring the progressive American cuisine of Executive Chef Thomas Lents; The Spa at Trump® with 53 specially appointed spa guest rooms; the Trump Health Club; Rebar, a chic cocktail lounge; The Terrace at Trump and more. Designed by the noted architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill with interiors by McGinley Design, Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago is a stunning addition to Chicago's distinguished skyline. The hotel and restaurant were each awarded five stars by the esteemed Forbes Travel Guide in 2013. The property has also been recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the top 5 hotels for business travelers in the "World's Best Awards" 2012 and named one of the "World's Best Hotels" for 2013. For room and event reservations at Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, call (312) 588-8000, (877) 458-TRUMP (7867). Click here to follow the hotel on Twitter. Click here to find the property on Facebook.

About TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION

Launched in October 2007, TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™ is the next generation of luxury hospitality -- one that is raising the bar in the top-tier travel experience with a level of customized service unrivaled in the market today. Presided over by internationally renowned developer Donald J. Trump and his three grown children -- Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric -- the prestigious portfolio includes the highly acclaimed Trump International Hotel & Tower® New York, Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, Trump International Hotel™ Las Vegas, Trump International Hotel™ Waikiki Beach Walk®, Trump SoHo® New York, Trump Ocean Club® International Hotel & Tower Panama, and the newly opened Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto®. TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION recently acquired and assumed operations of Miami's iconic Doral® Golf Resort & Spa. Trump International Hotel™ Washington, D.C., a redevelopment of the historic Old Post Office building, is slated to open in 2016. Reservations can be made at www.TRUMPHOTELCOLLECTION.com or by calling (855) TRUMP-00 (878-6700). TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION is headquartered at Trump Tower, 725 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Connect with TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION on its social media pages.

About Forbes Travel Guide and Startle.com

Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide and originator of the prestigious Five Star ratings and certifications, has provided the travel industry's most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions. The information gathered from the inspectors' visits can be found along with content by curated hospitality experts, tastemakers, Forbes Travel Guide editors and correspondents at Startle.com, online home of Forbes Travel Guide.

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