Trump Doonbeg plans $45 million resort expansion
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Trump Doonbeg plans $45 million resort expansion

Donald Trump's Trump Doonbeg resort in Ireland plans a $45 million expansion, namely to create more real estate to house short-term guests on Ireland's west coast.

Multiple reports dig in on the details of the filed plans for expansion. Bloomberg reports the resort's holding company, TIGL Ireland Enterprises Ltd, wants to add 53 homes, a ballroom and restaurant to the Trump International Golf Links and Hotel.

The planned expansion would take approximately three years to complete.

The Trump Organization sought two years ago to build walls around the property's exposure to the ocean as defensive walls from climate change. That plan remains in front of a national planning board for approval.

Trump has owned Doonbeg, as it was formerly known, since 2014. Trump Doonbeg general manager Joe Russell claimed the resort is having its best year since opening in 2006, welcoming approximately 45,000 guests, half of which hail from North America, according to the Irish Times.

“Our golf course investment and renovation of 2014 and 2015 is now paying dividends with green fees and membership growth very strong, leading to growth in room nights and on site spend," Russell said. "With the further planned investment, we forecast continued growth.”

A decision is expected on this application in January 2019.