A resort near the resort where President Donald Trump’s son Eric was vacationing has a “unique history” and should be able to operate independently, the owner of the resort told the Arizona Republic.
Eric Trump was visiting Las Vegas in April for the opening of the Las Vegas Sands Convention Center, the Arizona Business Journal reported.
The Trump family has visited Las Vegas twice in the last three years, the newspaper reported.
In 2016, Trump visited the resort, where he received a $100,000 check for his wife Melania’s charity.
In March, the resort hosted its first-ever “Bachelor in Paradise” bachelor party.
A few weeks later, the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump hosted a fundraiser for the Las Vegans.
Ivanka Trump is the daughter of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov.
The family also is a contributor to the Democratic National Committee.
The resort’s owners are seeking federal tax credits to offset the cost of renovations, according to the paper.
The state’s tourism department says it is considering a request to open an independent resort.
“We don’t want to go out there and be an outlier, but I don’t think we’re alone,” Michael Boulware, a spokesman for the department, told the paper on Wednesday.
“There are other resorts in the country that have their problems and are in trouble.”
The resort has about 400 rooms and 10 restaurants, the paper reported.
Eric’s family has not returned calls seeking comment.