[dropcap]C[/dropcap]ulmination of the $250 million renovation of the world renowned Trump National Doral occurred March 4-8 during the World Golf Championship-Cadillac Championship on the resort’s iconic Blue Monster course.
The best golfers on the planet converged in the heart of Miami for a spectacular weekend as well as a ‘must attend’ international social event, bringing together luminaries from the worlds of golf, fashion, music and entertainment.
Festivities included the Cadillac Miami Nights fashion experience, featuring a Dolce & Gabbana runway show hosted by Ivanka Trump, and a Cadillac Miami Nights Live concert starring rock legend Carlos Santana.
“Since the WGC-Cadillac Championship was last played here a year ago, practically everything at the resort is new,” said Donald J. Trump, Chairman and President of The Trump Organization.“ The golf players and fans who have been attending theWorld Golf Championships for many years returned to find a completely upgraded and phenomenal venue.”
The 2015 Cadillac Championship featured the top 50 players in the Official World Ranking, broadcast to more than one billion households in 225 countries as Dustin Johnson took home his second WGC title.
The iconic Blue Monster course which has hosted the PGA tour for more than 50 years has undergone a total transformation under Trump’s supervision and Olympic course architect Gil Hanse, now featuring completely new greens, traps, fairway tees and lakes.
“When we purchased Trump National Doral, our goal was to create the greatest golf resort in the world.” said Ivanka Trump, Executive Vice President, who served as host Mar. 5 for the après-play event “Cadillac Miami Nights”that featured Dolce & Gabbana, an ultra-exclusive fashion show highlighting the design team’s Summer 2015 collection.
Following the third round of play Mar. 7, legendary guitarist Carlos Santana headlined a live concert with special guests Gente de Zona, Los Amigos Invisibles and others.The multi-Grammy-winning performer delighted fans with his signature fusion sound mixing Latin, blues and rock.
“We couldn’t have been more thrilled that an artist like Carlos Santana,with his level of prestige, groundbreaking talent and worldwide following, partnered to perform at this year’s tournament,” said Executive Director Andres Gaviria.
Other tournament week events included a Trump Model Search and an Opening Day MilitaryAppreciation Ceremony with a performance by the U.S. Special Operations Command Para-Commandos…
The tournament coincided with a momentous time which saw opening of a series of spectacular accommodations and amenities atTrump Doral:
Taylormade Performance Lab offering Tour-caliber club-fitting experiences to golfers of all ages and abilities,using a 3D motion reality system;
Reopening the Golden Palm course after full restoration of its 170 acres of undulating terrain, firm greens and unique white-sand bunkers;
Two new guest villas honoring golf legends Arnold Palmer (46 new guest rooms) and Phil Mickelson (48 accommodations), both opened for guests seeking the ultimate in elegance and style.
Trump National Doral and its championship golf courses are booked through the Championship Golf Package, which includes accommodations in new and luxurious guest room, daily breakfast and one round per night’s stay on the Golden Palm, Silver Fox and Red Tiger with upgrades for the Blue Monster. For reservations, visit trumpnationaldoral.com.
TheTrump family purchased Doral Miami in June 2012 with the goal of completely reimagining it to be Miami’s best place to meet,play and relax following a $250 million renovation.Trump Doral is an 800-acre resort comprised of 643 allnew deluxe guestrooms and suites in eight villas; eclectic cuisine and fine cocktails are offered at eight restaurants and bars.