New Delhi, The illustrious corridors of the ITC Maurya Sheraton, a hallmark of opulence and grandeur, are poised to extend their prestigious legacy as they prepare to welcome the esteemed presence of President Joe Biden. On September 6, President Biden shall join the exalted roster of United States presidents who have graced this unparalleled establishment, including Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump.
As preparations reach their zenith, nearly 400 lavishly appointed rooms within the ITC Maurya Sheraton have been exclusively reserved to host President Biden and his distinguished entourage. Ensuring the utmost in security, the iconic luxury hotel shall see the deployment of President Biden’s Secret Service commandos stationed on every floor. Furthermore, a bespoke elevator shall be discreetly installed to whisk the president away to his exquisite two-bedroom grand presidential suite, named ‘Chanakya,’ perched regally on the 14th floor.
The ‘Chanakya’ suite offers a realm of unparalleled luxury, replete with a private drawing room, a well-stocked library, an exclusive terrace, a gymnasium, sauna, steam room, and a sumptuous 12-seater dining area. This haven also boasts a private entrance, an elegantly appointed parking boulevard, a high-speed elevator, state-of-the-art security systems, and a presidential floor butler, ensuring every conceivable comfort and convenience.
The distinguished legacy of ITC Maurya Sheraton extends beyond its luxurious accommodations. Renowned for its culinary artistry, the hotel is famed for crafting tailor-made culinary delights for its esteemed guests. Notably, during Bill Clinton’s memorable visit in 2000, the adept staff curated the ‘Clinton platter’ and ‘Chelsea platter’ to indulge the 42nd U.S. president and his daughter, Chelsea Clinton. The ‘Obama platter,’ enjoyed by the former first couple during their visits in 2010 and 2015, has now earned a permanent place on the hotel’s menu, captivating the palates of discerning guests at the award-winning restaurant, Bukhara.
Even President Trump, during his visit in February 2020, was treated to the distinguished ‘Trump platter,’ accompanied by a delectable dessert spread with an enticing Indian twist.
Notably, the ITC Maurya Sheraton has also played host to numerous international luminaries, including the Dalai Lama, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, and the Sultan of Brunei.
President Biden’s visit to New Delhi is in anticipation of the G20 Summit 2023, scheduled for September 9 and 10. This prestigious event shall be preceded by bilateral meetings between President Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, underscoring the remarkable strengthening of Indo-U.S. relations across various domains, including space exploration and technology.
The national capital of India, adorned with resplendent G20 logos and the flags of member nations, is leaving no stone unturned in its preparations for the G20 Summit. Leaders from 14 member nations of the G20 bloc shall soon converge upon the city, which, bedecked with illuminating lights, resembles nothing short of a fairytale setting.
Over 30 hotels, including 23 in Delhi and nine in the National Capital Region (NCR), shall have the privilege of hosting the esteemed delegates throughout this two-day international extravaganza.