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Sarkozys’ 8-lakh-a-day stay

entertainment Updated: Dec 07, 2010 09:00 IST
Hindustan Times
Nicolas Sarkozy

Fancy a Sarkozy-style stay? Get ready to shell out Rs 8,00,000 per night. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and first lady Carla Bruni’s two-day stopover in the Capital was marked by luxury like you’ve never known — a freshly launched 16-room suite, complete with a spa, a personal butler, an antique piano, art by the masters, and the country’s finest craftsmanship on view.

On Sunday and Monday, the Sarkozys became the first to occupy an opulent 6500-square feet set in the city’s Taj Palace Hotel — the Tata Suite. Its Mughal-themed interiors included rare carpets, original lithographs depicting 19th century India, and marble flooring patterns from the ancient Jaalis. Swarovski crystal chandeliers and paintings by M F Husain and Anjolie Ela Menon adorned the walls.

Tata Suite

Apart from a 1500-square feet living room, a lounge and a 12-seater dining room, the suite, offering a view of the Central Ridge forest, also housed a private library, boardroom, and a gym-spa.

The bathroom had vanity counters and a tub with chromatherapy functions. The Sarkozys were also treated to the ancient Jiva spa session, and gifted a personalised trunk of keepsakes from the hotels luxury store, Khazana.