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Trump Hotel Collection’s Next Steps

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Ivanka Trump (whom we snapped this week at the NYU hotel conference) was four when she'd climb into the car with her brothers and father to check out Dad’s development projects. She was the same age when Dad (you know him as Donald) first started sending her memos about his projects. After a more formal education at Georgetown and Wharton, she joined The Trump Org in ’05, and a year later, the company launched the Trump Hotel Collection. Ivanka says the brand would like to own 30 hotels by 2020 (it’s got 12 now, including good old Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, along with properties in Rio and Vancouver opening in 2016), though the company won’t grow just for the sake of it.