Skip to comments.Mumbai luxury hotels booked for Obama's visit (547 rooms likely booked at Taj Mahal Hotel)
Posted on 10/22/2010 2:57:59 PM PDT by Justaham
Frantic preparations are underway for US president Barack Obamas visit to Mumbai. Sources in the security establishment said 547 rooms and all banquet halls at the Taj Mahal hotel near the Gateway of India are likely to be booked for the presidents visit. Apart from this, 125 rooms at the Taj President in Cuffe Parade and 80-90 rooms in ITC Grand Hyatt will be booked for Obamas entourage.
The US president is expected to arrive in the city on the afternoon of November 6 and is likely to leave the next day in the evening. Michelle, Obamas wife, is expected to visit an NGO in Kamathipura on the second day. We have to chalk out security plans for her visit since the area is densely populated, a source from the security establishment said.
Rooms at the Hyatt are for the air crew and other members who will accompany Obama. The US president will also bring his chef along, he said.
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“The US president will also bring his chef along”
...nice. The kenyan really knows how to connect.
800 rooms for a one night stay?
That’s how I roll.
Great....Barry and Moochelle on another vacation... Do these people ever work?
Just how many “staff” is going?
I bet iReggie Love (Bo the dogs handler) goes. I also bet Bo the dog stays home.
Any details on the Temple visits yet?
Yet another creepy looking photo of Obama.
I don’t remember the exact figures, but I think bill clinton rented something like four large hotels when he visited India.
There just can’t be good reason for that amount of entourage.
Hope he gets Delhi belly.
Does each prompter get its own room?
Bump for later
Maybe he’ll have better luck “saving” jobs there than he will in the U.S.
C’mon guys, be thankful. He can do less damage to the U.S. while he’s not in the country and who knows if some Sikh SOB might decide to get through all that security and solve some of our problems.
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My gosh. Did even the Hapsburgs travel in such pomp and style?
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