The "winter White House" – as it is known – Florida's Mar-a-Lago is owned by Donald Trump. Most people most know this thanks to the president's regular weekend golfing trips to the Floridian resort.

Since taking charge of the Oval Office in January, Donald Trump has made multiple visits to his luxury hotel and golf resort in Mar-a-Lago along the West Palm Beach in Florida.

Trump's frequent weekend travel, including his recent trip to his Bedminster ranch in New Jersey, makes it all but certain the 45th president will surpass Barack Obama's travel spending in his first term, most likely within months.

But in a recent interview with Time Magazine, he spoke about how Mar-a-Lago is suited to more than just golfing.

Since becoming president, he has used the resort for diplomatic events, hosting the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and China's President Xi Jinping.

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US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida on 6 April Jim Watson/AFP

Speaking to Time, he said: "You know I have a lot of respect for President Xi [Jinping]. I have great respect for him. I think we have a very good mutual liking of each other. And I told you we had tremendous dialogue at Mar-a-Lago.

"And Mar-a-Lago is a great place for the dialogue because there's a warmth to Mar-a-Lago that you just don't find anywhere else. You can sit down in a chair and just talk for hours. Where in some places you don't have that.

"And this is great. I mean it's very different. But you don't have that here. It's not the same. It's great in a different way."

Trump is expected to spend less time in Florida though in the coming months due to seasonal closures, beginning on 14 May. His trips away from the actual White House are expected to continue though, and most likely to the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster.