It’s crunch time at the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Fire alarms are being tested, everyone is cleaning nonstop and employees galore are being hired and trained.

When it opens Sept. 12, the property, which is the result of a $200 million renovation of the Old Post Office Pavilion, will bring a nearly unmatched level of luxury to the nation’s capital. But will the campaign comments of its namesake, seen by many as divisive, affect its business?

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