In January, Trump halted work on the £750 million development while stepping up his campaign against wind farms in Scotland and the Vattenfall project in particular. However, Trump has recently suffered from both a lack of support and the determination of Scottish ministers to see the project succeed.
According to The Scotsman, Trump said: "I’m ready to build a hotel. It will be the best hotel in Scotland and one of the best hotels in Europe. Everybody wants to be near our course."
Last month, an anti-wind campaign involving property tycoon Donald Trump suggesting a Scottish landscape blighted by rusting and broken wind turbines has been criticised as misleading by the UK's advertising watchdog.
Communities Against Turbines in Scotland (CATS) and Trump ran a regional press campaign depicting rusting wind turbines with the headline 'Welcome to Scotland'.
The advert then went on to say: "Alex Salmond [Scotland's First Minister] wants to build 8,750 of these monstrosities — just think about it!"
Vattenfall was awarded the rights to develop the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre by the Crown Estate in August 2011. It will have a maximum capacity of 100MW.
The project is owned by Aberdeen Offshore Wind Ltd, a company owned 75% by Vattenfall and 25% by Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) to test and demonstrate up to 11 next-generation offshore wind turbines and other technology in Aberdeen Bay.
One of these may be Vestas' upcoming V164 8MW turbine.