US President Donald Trump apparently had a tough time finding accommodation in Hamburg, Germany, for the G20 summit after White House officials waited too long to make reservations. BuzzFeed reported on Tuesday that all the luxury hotels in the city were completely booked by other global leaders and their staff.
The scheduled summit was announced by organizers in February last year with 9,000 rooms required to accommodate the world leaders and their extensive staff.
According to local newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt, the US government staff wanted to stay at the Four Seasons. However, they were turned down because it was already booked.
Saudi Arabia's entourage had already booked all 156 rooms and suites at the Four Seasons along with multiple rooms at Hotel Renaissance and The Westin, BuzzFeed reports.
Meanwhile, the Hotel Reichshof was booked by Vietnam's delegation while the Park Hyatt was taken by Russian President Vladimir Putin and the prime ministers of Australia and South Korea. UK PM will be staying at Le Meridien, France's Emmanuel Macron will reside at the Mövenpick Hotel and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be at the Atlantic Kempinski along with the prime ministers of India and Canada.
A few weeks before the summit, it was reported that Trump and his staff would have to stay in Berlin and fly to Hamburg by helicopter for the summit.
However, The Associated Press reported that the Trump will be staying at the official Senate guest house in Hamburg while the US consulate will host his staff.
In the meantime, Twitter could not help but poke fun at the president, who is known for his luxury hotel empire, and his staff's predicament.
"Good God. How can we expect these people to run a country? They can't even manage their travel plans", one Twitter user wrote. Another wrote: "What happened to the 'finely oiled machine' he and his people brag about?"
Twitter user Holly O'Reilly tweeted: "The sheer incompetence of this White House is mind numbing.