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Xi to stay in suite used by Japanese emperor

In a strange coincidence, President Xi Jinping will be staying at the same hotel suite, where Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko stayed during their India visit.

india Updated: Sep 18, 2014 01:21 IST
HT Correspondent

In a strange coincidence, President Xi Jinping will be staying at the same hotel suite, where Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko stayed during their India visit.

The Tata suite at the Taj Palace hotel in the Capital has in the past also hosted Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Sarkozy Bruni.

The Chinese President will be presented with a specially-curated tea chest and a masala box with traditional Indian spices. A delectable spread will be served in the hand-painted traditional crockery of the finest porcelain by Bernardaud, pure sterling silver cutlery by Robbe & Berking, and crystalware by Zwiesel’s range 1872 range.

A full kitchen has been set up to fulfill every need for a Chinese specialty kitchen.

The staff attending the president has been trained in mandarin so that communication is not a hindrance.

Special bulbs have been imported to create the perfect lighting required day and night, respectively. New books have been added to the library to suit the taste of the Chinese first lady.

Special shawls and fabric touches have been incorporated throughout the suite to give the feel of the handicrafts of India. Taj Palace has requisitioned its expat chefs to attend to the Chinese dignitaries.