Foodie Buzz: Spanish Chef Jose Andres to Open Restaurant at DC Trump Hotel

Heads up, foodies! Spanish chef and restaurateur Jose Andres has been tapped to open a signature restaurant in the Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C.

The restaurant (which doesn't have a name yet) will open along with the new Trump International Hotel in the Old Post Office Building in mid-2016. Trump won a $200 million contract from the federal government to transform the Old Post Office into a luxury hotel. The 115-year-old building is on Pennsylvania Avenue, and its clock tower is the third-tallest structure in the nation's capital.

ThinkFoodGroup will lease and operate the restaurant off the hotel lobby, according to the Washington Business Journal. It will also be in charge of the food menu in the lobby bar and for the hotel's banquet menu.

Andrés, who created restaurants like Minibar, Jaleo, Oyamel, and Zaytinya, has also opened attention-getting spots in SLS Hotels in Vegas, Los Angeles, and Miami. He also will open both his veggie-friendly Beefsteak and the Chinese/Peruvian-themed China Chilcano in the coming months, according to Washingtonian.

Good to know: The Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C., will have 270 richly furnished guestrooms with lofty 16-foot ceilings, soaring windows, beautifully restored historic millwork, and glittering crystal sconces and chandeliers as well as a 5,000 square-foot super luxury spa and state-of-the-art fitness center. It will also offer 36,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the opulent 13,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, the largest among D.C.’s luxury hotels.