|Above, the Grand Canyon's Watchtower is currently the tallest structure at the park. The Grand |
Canyon Trump Tower Resort will dwarf this structure when completed. Photo by Armand Vaquer.
Liberal heads will explode over this, but a new law passed by congress that appropriates funds to the Defense Department, also included a rider that nobody was aware of that gives the go-ahead to the corporation owned by the family of President Trump to build a 45-story hotel and resort on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
According to Travel + Leisure:
The corporation of the family of President Donald Trump received special permission from Congress in a Defense Department appropriation bill to build a resort on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park that includes a 45-story hotel tower. The bill included a rider granting the Trump Corporation permission to construct and operate the resort.
According to Grand Canyon spokesman Arleigh R. McArthur, "This new resort will provide the increasing visitors to Grand Canyon National Park a place to relax and enjoy amenities such as swimming pools, saunas, tennis courts, racquet ball courts, restaurants and water slides. The hotel tower will give the tourists breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon like no other in three observation decks."
The resort's construction will begin in July and is expected to open in August 2018.
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