Report: CEO mentions Cincinnati for new Trump hotel brand

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Could Cincinnati be home to a new hotel from the Trump brand? Reports say it could happen.

The Associated Press reported the hotel would be a cheaper line, not bearing the Trump name.

"The Trump brand in hotels is among the best in the world. I think it would be a great addition to Cincinnati," Hamilton County GOP Chairman Alex Triantafilou said.

President Donald Trump's Hotel brand will reportedly build a new line of properties. The new "Scion" hotel line could launch in cities across the country.

One of those cities could be Cincinnati.

In an interview with the hotel chain's CEO after being pressed, listed cities such as Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Louisville.

There are more than 20 signed letters of intent with developers to build the properties, but exact cities weren't named as the deals in place are only tentative.

"I'm hoping there's not a political motive. I don't see one necessarily. I just think it's more about having the business continue to grow even in his absence," Triantafilou said.

Trump's sons are running the company now.

The rooms in the Scion hotels will run between $200 and $300 a night.

The AP report said the Trump family won't put up any money to build the hotels.

The plan is to get local developers and investors to pay.

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